Message Boards, Business Websites & Business Blogs

I wanted to mention this, because it has been coming up fairly often as I am blogging. I do have some articles that I connect through a link on any number of my resource pages. I don’t recommend any of those businesses whether they are non-profits or not, even a few links to therapist websites, though I tend to avoid therapist blogs like the plague, and I would never link to a therapist blog.

Some links are to blogs on a topic of life and some are business blogs that the person uses in order to sell their products. I don’t recommend any of them and the sole purpose of the link is for the article that I directly link to. I am not recommending that you read other articles at the same website. I am just recommending this specific article.

I have several links to articles at a message board, but I don’t recommend the message boards, just the article. Over the years I have been a member of several message boards. I am not going to comment on my blog about specific message boards I have been at. There isn’t a message board, that I am aware of, that I would recommend to anyone, to a survivor or a secondary survivor.

I have several links to articles at a mother-daughter sexual abuse organization, I don’t recommend that website. I don’t recommend the message board there. There isn’t a message board that I would recommend to anyone.  What I am recommending is that the article might be worth reading and nothing else.

There isn’t a message board that I would recommend to anyone. If there was I would state that, this is a safe place to go and be a member in my opinion, if not, you can assume that I don’t recommend them.

If I don’t recommend a message board I believe the best phrase of caution would be let the buyer beware. Cautioning a buyer beware attitude to survivors and secondary survivors is what I believe is the best thing to do, whether it is a good site or safe site or not. I don’t have any specific links to message boards, just to articles posted on their parent sites.

If you think that you are not a purchaser of a message board, even if it is free, you would be wrong. I used to think that free support groups were really free, until I was damaged, used, abused and hurt by members, breaking my ability to trust others and to trust myself to discern a safe person. The same would be true of my experiences at message boards.

There was a message board, run by a woman, for survivors of abuse who have Dissociative Identity Disorder, but I was too damaged at the time to trust others there and it was difficult to post, since I was new and got few responses, which was devastating to me. After being abused and wounded it was difficult to build friendships up again. Unfortunately that board closed down some time ago, when I was still struggling through my issues, or I would highly recommend it.

Please use caution when participating at any message board you choose. I recommend checking out my Resource page where there are 40 pages of resources, non-profit organizations, articles, and healing support for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse.

I recommend  you look over grounding/coping links and  self-soothe/comfort links and learn some of those techniques as well. I recommend you work on learning and establishing boundaries.

I recommend good and healing thoughts to you all.

Links Page/Resources for Survivors

I just wanted to post my Links Page with resources links, to the blog, in case someone didn’t know what my links page was or what was on it. All the resources pages I have posted to the blog are listed there as a main resource page.  I am adding new resource pages often, so check back and see what I am doing. Here it is :

Please be safe when visiting any links and reading any of them. They may be triggering.

Notice: This blog is a healing blog by a survivor of child sexual abuse. This blog does not include specific details about child sexual abuse, fiction or non-fiction, nor do I post any links on my resource pages that do.

Healing from Child Sexual Abuse

Grounding/Coping Skills

Self-Soothe/Comfort Skills

For Partners and Supporters of Survivors

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Holiday Coping

Bloggers’ Resource Pages

Emotional Abuse

Covert Sexual Abuse

Infant Sexual Abuse

Child Neglect

Bullying

Mother Daughter Sexual Abuse

Male Survivors

Female Sexual Offenders

Sibling Sexual Abuse

Ritual Abuse

Clergy Abuse

Human Trafficking

Rape/Sexual Assault

Male Rape/Sexual Assault

Therapist Abuse

Domestic Violence

Emotions and Self-Esteem

Boundaries Skills

Online Conflicts

Body Image

Self-Injury/Self-Harm

Eating Disorders

Clutter Issues

Dental Issues for Survivors

Alternative Healing

Art Therapy and Creative Healing

Creative Healing Blogs and Postings

Art Therapy and Creative Healing Projects

Crafts for Comfort

Crafts

Crafts for Littles Projects

Fun Links for Littles

Self Soothe/Comfort Articles

Survivor Resource Pages (Forty pages of resources, non-profit organizations, articles, and healing support for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse.)

Self Nurture/Self-Care/Comfort/Self Soothe Articles:

Self Soothing

Self Nurture

Mothering Ourselves

Create Yourself a New Mom

Let Your Inner Child Play

33 Ways to Be Childlike Today

10 Ways to Be the Person You Wanted to Be As a Kid

Childhood Dreams That are Attainable Now

55 Gentle Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Portable Comfort: How to Take Comfort With You

10 Simple Ways to Honor Your Uniqueness

50 Tiny Changes

50 Peaceful Things

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

50 Ways to Find Inspiration: Create, Explore, Expand

100 Ways to Make Your Home More Therapeutic

Finding Sanctuary in Ordinary Hours

Who Says You Can’t Wear Red Shoes?

Clothing Our Spirits

Creating Special Moments

Be a Wild Kid

Tips for Self-Care

Talking About Self-Care

Little Pockets of Calm

72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life

79 Ways to Relieve Stress

39 Ways to Live, Not Merely Exist

3 Simple Ways to Practice Living in the Now

50 Ways to Show You Care

50 Things You Can Control Right Now

50 Sleep Helps for the Ultimate Insomniac

How to Create the Life You Want

Give Yourself a Head Massage

The Thoughts Room

Mood Turn.com

Stereo Mood: Music for Mood

Stereo Mood: Listen to Relaxing Music

Stereo Mood: Listen to Calming Music

Watch Kuroshio Sea Aquarium

Gentle Rain, Sounds of Nature 

Compassion Instead of Positivity

What’s Perfect About Imperfection?

Self Soothe from the DBT website