Peer Support for Secondary Victims

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder As another in the series about loved ones seeking to support survivors, this article considers the wisdom available in groups which support secondary victims of different but related traumas. One renowned group dedicated to secondary victims is the Alanon Family Groups program. Alanon grew out of families gathering together meeting with… Read More Peer Support for Secondary Victims

When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Abused

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder This is  one in a series of related articles written at the invitation of Orthodoxy in Dialogue, which is a leading blog for the Orthodox Church published and edited by doctoral students of theology at the University of Toronto. While written from the perspective of a Roman Catholic, the editors and readers… Read More When Someone You Love Has Been Sexually Abused

Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Victims

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder “Secondary trauma” is a term that only recently started to appear in psychological research referring to professionals, such as mental health care providers, first responders, ministers and others who work regularly with multiple traumatized people. Professionals had been experiencing a high rate of burnout when offering support to survivors of trauma and… Read More Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Victims

Why People Get Depressed at Christmas

Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Ray Williams PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, November 10, 2010 We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute of Health. Christmas is the time of year that people experience… Read More Why People Get Depressed at Christmas

Rosary Beads

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder I carried rosary beads for years after I stopped praying them. I carried rosary beads  even after I made it clear to God we were no longer on speaking terms. Here’s my simple case for why you should too. In therapy, we all face how portions of our young lives were buried… Read More Rosary Beads