for Survivors

If you are being abused or have been, then you are a survivor. Though I did not start this blog specifically for survivors, you’re welcome here if you’ve stumbled upon my littler corner of cyberspace. If you are being hurt right now, please get help. If you are trying to climb out of a bad space, I hope that some of the resources below will help. And if you know of others, please pass them along.

(800-4-A-CHILD)–National Child Abuse Hotline. Call here if you are currently being abused or know someone who is.

The Wounded Healer Journal: An online support community and resource center for survivors of abuse and trauma.

StrengthOfUs: is an online social community for teens and young adults living with mental illness, is a place where they can connect while learning about services, supports and handling the unique challenges and opportunities of transition-age years.

Sidran Institute: Site for Trauma survivors to help educate about PTSD and Dissociation.

An Infinite Mind: Site about Dissociation.


  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis (there is also a workbook)
  • Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward & Craig Buck
  • Coping with Trauma: Hope Through Understanding by Jon G. Allen
  • The Trauma Myth: The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children–and Its Aftermath by Susan A. Clancy