It’s like your emotional brain has a cold

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I know locally in Southern Illinois there is an effort to inform society about Mental Illness and what we can do to help.  The day to day forms of mental illness you see in family and friends can be anything from the equivalent of I have a coldContinue reading “It’s like your emotional brain has a cold”

In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide

As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to a close, I’d say there was a much larger presence of those focused on this issue and those others which can be the beginning steps to trafficking. I’d like to remind everyone that for those who have or are trying to survive the influence human trafficking has leftContinue reading “In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide”

The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking

Thank you #BrittanyJones; Channel 12 News, #KFVS  http://www.kfvs12.com/clip/14043071/march-to-end-human-trafficking-held-in-carbondale #Torch – Shining a Light on Human Trafficking – SIU Carbondale Think about that statement for a moment. We are here to ask our friends, neighbors, colleagues, resources, professionals, first responders, care givers, – absorb the power of this horrific statement. This isn’t just an offense busted byContinue reading “The everyday beginning steps of Human Trafficking”

Illinois is going the extra step for Human Trafficking Victims Under 18

Readers it is finally here, something which myself and many supportive colleagues have been focusing on for three years; updating Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Trafficking. The one person who is really doing the hard work in making this a reality is Illinois State House Representative Jay Hoffman (D) Swansea. The first fact IContinue reading “Illinois is going the extra step for Human Trafficking Victims Under 18”

Who I am today

    “I’m not feeling sorry for myself, so please don’t pity me, it really just makes the situation worse. What I need is to know that something I say or do or write will help you support someone whose been harmed, as well as prevent or intervene when something happens in your circle today.”Continue reading “Who I am today”

Domestic/Family Violence; YOU make the difference between life and desruction

  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I hope our society will continue to grow in how we recognize and assist the persons affected as children or adults so they can give something better, SAFER, for their families. ‘Awareness’ is about; Acknowledgement; almost every person in our human society has either experienced some type ofContinue reading “Domestic/Family Violence; YOU make the difference between life and desruction”

Begin the Human Recovery….

Attention Please!! Re: CSA Survivors The history of Family Offenders, Grievous Permanent Injury & Sex Crimes Against Children, Understanding Family & Trauma Dynamics Public Plea for our Media Journalists & Advocacy Organizations; You hold the answer to everything!!! In your journalistic program you share knowledge with the world, not just in our local area. ItContinue reading “Begin the Human Recovery….”

To change our world we have to heal our past……

  Have you noticed the multitude of Adult Survivors of Child Sex Crimes who are sharing their collective voices across the United States? Actually if you really notice it’s happening in every country around the world; filling the internet and becoming part of the norm? I must say myself and every other adult survivor neverContinue reading “To change our world we have to heal our past……”

Shocking, disturbing, unbelievable, horrific, but brutally honest….

‘My Justice’   Patricia A McKnight   “When we dismiss a Family Offender, especially if the outburst becomes grievous or terrorizing; who will teach our children there is help? What path of life will they believe they deserve? Will they grow knowing only to harm their family or will they always allow someone to terrorize them? Their lifeContinue reading “Shocking, disturbing, unbelievable, horrific, but brutally honest….”

President Obama back in Springfield Today….

First KPLR News 11 announced the expected Presidential Speech today sharing his thoughts on National Budget and the huge Budget Crisis in Illinois these past eight months.  Daily Herald out of Chicago, Journalist Mike Ripello, has written this article for today’s expected speech..… Now they say only a credentialed persons will be allowed in theContinue reading “President Obama back in Springfield Today….”