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The Mental in Me…

It’s at the times when life hit you unexpectedly is when we lose sight of the importance of our mental health and how much maintaining it at those moments truly saves us.

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Mourning the Loss of Motherhood

Mourning the Loss of Motherhood

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate the lives of the women who came before us and we grieve the loss of mothers that were taken from us too soon. But, for some of us, we also grieve the mothers we never were and the children we will never see again. 

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Surviving Abuse Without My Mother

With Mother’s Day approaching, Dana shares her story about living through and escaping abuse without her mother, Pam, who passed away when she was 18 years old. This holiday can be hard for many, including abuse survivors. Whether you have lost your mom, are a single mother, have an abusive mother, long to be a mother but aren’t, etc., this blog shares how to find comfort on this holiday (and any other day of the year).

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A Lifelong Tragedy: Child Abuse

Child abuse does more than damage the heart of the child. It often traumatizes the adult that the child becomes. Read on to hear Amanda’s story of adult issues, including substance abuse and recovery, stemming from childhood pain.

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Man’s Best Friend And So Much More

“They were so much more than an emotional support animal for my PTSD; they were everything and so much more. I won’t even try to put it into words because I know I could never begin to do justice for the value they’ve had on my survival and healing.”

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Staff Spotlight: Misty’s Story

BTSADV’s own staff member, Misty, shares a powerful story of childhood and adult abuse, body dysmorphia, and how she turned her life around to help survivors all over the world through BTSADV. We are so proud of you, Misty!

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That Innocent Love…

Pets can be our comfort, especially for those healing from abuse. It’s horrific to think, however, that some animals that live in homes with domestic violence can be victims themselves. They deserve our love because they so freely give it to us.

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