By Teresa Pitt Green Many survivors experience a diagnosis of mental illness as another reason to feel shame – and hopeless. People feed that misery. Often they treat a person like their diagnosis – not as a person with a diagnosis. Even people with a mental illness can, without...

By Rev. Kenneth W. Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC On the path toward recovery, or before recovery efforts have even begun, many survivors experience some degree of difficulty engaging or maintaining relationships. Understanding the underlying dynamics in this struggle can help survivors and loved ones in relationships and also can...

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Meditation has proven to offer improvements and even relief from symptoms related to acute or chronic mental and physical illnesses as well as to post-traumatic symptoms associated with abuse. Survivors often agree. So do family members, chaplains and health care professionals who also grapple with...

Past Trauma, Future Health

  • By Spirit Fire
  • November 18, 2019

By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder The impact of abuse on health is of signal interest to many of us who have survived trauma. Over the years, I have come to read research that relates the two with a personal cautionary note, based on first-hand experience of how medical care...

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