The Trauma Bond and Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic abuse of children is extremely harmful to their mental and physical health. These kids grow up with mixed messages about who they are and suffer other consequences from never feeling they belong. This piece will focus on the trauma bond and the healing journey that children of narcissists...

The Characteristics of a Dysfunctional Family

Living in a dysfunctional family is difficult. There are no set rules, no empathy, and no security from parents who are usually self-involved. There are no perfect families. The Cleavers and the Brady Bunch are only television shows to entertain; they are not reality. This article will discuss what...

The Neuroscience of Narcissism

This series has focused on narcissism and narcissistic abuse of children and how their past inhibits their present. However, some questions need answering, including the most common, “Why did she/he act that way?” This article is purely scientific and does not, in any way, excuse the behaviors of narcissistic...

10 Negative Conversations Survivors of Childhood Trauma Have with Themselves

Negative self-talk is having limiting inner dialogue with oneself. This kind of self-conversation can not only limit one’s ability to believe in oneself, it can also keep you from reaching their full potential. Negative self-talk is thoughts that make it difficult to make positive changes or to build confidence...

6 Topics on Dissociative Identity Disorder

All too often people diagnosed with a dissociative disorder, especially dissociative identity disorder (DID), face obstacles from clinicians. These barriers include mental health professionals who do not believe that DID exists or if it does it is extremely rare. This article will examine some topics on commonly asked questions...

I Will Not Remain Silent

This post will be short, but it is packed with as much emotion and hope as I can put into writing. I cannot remain silent, so I am baring my soul today. This website is all about mental health, especially dissociative identity disorder and all the coexisting illnesses that...

Narcissistic abuse and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Narcissistic parents cause enormous harm to their children. When grown, these victims of narcissistic abuse face seemingly insurmountable problems, including the formation of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). This article shall examine narcissistic abuse, narcissistic personality disorder, and their effect on the children of narcissism. Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic...

Neglect the Forgotten Abuse

Childhood neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment. In fact, the U.S. Department of Human Services in 2002 found that child neglect accounted for more than 60% of child abuse cases (De Bellis, 2005). A lot of attention is paid to forms of abuse, such as sexual...

What is Narcissism and How Does It Affect You?

It is not unusual for human beings to be a little narcissistic and is a developmental stage that every teenager and young adult passes through. However, what if that narcissism continues into adult life? What problems do narcissists cause for themselves and their children? This article will examine what...

Confidentiality in Psychotherapy

The Building Block of Healing Psychotherapy is a marvelous tool for healing. This is especially true when you are facing a major mental health disorder. But how can one be sure that the stranger they are spilling your guts to will not tell the world what you have said?...