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  • My Story of Delayed Trauma

    Not knowing you’re in an abusive relationship doesn’t make it any less painful | I’ve been a freelance writer for 12 years. I’ve written on topics ranging from heart s... read more

  • Stop a Flashback in Its Tracks

    Grounding techniques can bring you back to the present | It can happen in an instant. A scene on television, a couple fighting or a whiff of cologne is all it takes to... read more

  • How Domestic Violence Can Injure the Brain

    Physical violence, stress, and mental health issues can take a toll on brain health | The 2015 movie Concussion spotlighted chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), ... read more

  • Brain Changes

    How repeated exposure to violence can cause changes in a child’s brain | All children are exposed to some stressful events—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “A c... read more

  • Free Smiles in Canada

    Dentist starts nonprofit to honor the brother who taught her how to make a difference | Dr. Tina Meisami remembers one of her patients, a woman who was so badly be... read more

  • How Trauma Rewires the Brain

    Survivors of abuse can be prone to extreme ‘flight or fight’ responses | Our brains are mysterious and complex organs, made up of billions of neurons. They control ... read more

  • When Survivors Self-Injure to Cope

    How to put an end to the practice commonly known as cutting | You’ve probably heard of a practice called cutting. But you may think it’s something teenage girls eng... read more

  • Domestic Violence Survivors at Higher Risk for Suicide

    Watch for these warning signs | Multiple studies have found that domestic violence survivors have higher-than-average rates of suicidal thoughts, with as many as 23... read more

  • How Strangulation Affects the Brain

    Six things to know about healing after a traumatic brain injury | Most people would associate traumatic brain injury (TBI) with violent accidents, strokes or even conc... read more

  • Strangulation Can Leave Long-Lasting Injuries

    One of the most lethal abuser tactics explained | The power of controlling a victim’s next breath makes strangulation a frequent tactic for abusers. It can take ... read more

  • Using Drugs and Alcohol to Cope with Abuse

    Substance abuse can increase a survivor’s risk in a number of ways | It’s not uncommon for some survivors of domestic abuse to use alcohol, illicit drugs or prescri... read more

  • Ask Amanda: Can I Make Anxiety Attacks Stop?

    They are common among survivors, and they can be managed | You have questions. Lots of them. About surviving, escaping and identifying domestic violence, about finding... read more

  • Solutions for SAD

    Recognizing and treating seasonal affective disorder | After the holidays end, things may no longer seem merry and bright. Without the hustle and bustle of the holi... read more

  • 10 Things to Know About IPV and HIV

    Violence shares an unfortunate link with an HIV diagnosis | It’s long been agreed upon that violence against women is a global epidemic, with some research estimati... read more

  • When Pregnancy Triggers Violence

    Facts to know about the danger of abuse during pregnancy | Mamas-to-be average about 12 to 13 prenatal visits from the time they find out they’re expecting to when ... read more