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Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Anxiety, Child Sexual Abuse, Children, Counseling, Depression, News, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Teens, Therapy

Developing Self Esteem

Low self esteem is a problem with many people. Here is a brief list of people who are likely to suffer from low self esteem. People who have faced failures in the past. People who were sexually abused when they were young. People suffering from some type of addiction like drugs, alcohol. People who have relapsed into an addiction. People who have just come out of a relationship. People suffering from abuse (physical, emotional or both) from friends or family members. People with disabilities (mental or physical). What are the effects of low self esteem? Low self esteem has been linked to depression. When you have low self esteem, you feel unworthy and unsure about your abilities (loss of confidence). Basically, when you have low self esteem, you have a negative opinion of yourself. Low self esteem has a number of side effects such as social withdrawal, self neglect, reluctance to take on challenges or trust your opinion, eating disorders, emotional turmoil and anxiety, a cynical attitude towards life,...

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Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Children, Counseling, Family, News, Sexual Abuse, Toddlers

Recognizing the Signs and Helping Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a subject that is discussed the least when talking about abuse among children. Physical and emotional abuse are talked about the most. Child sexual abuse is often brushed under the carpet by most parents and families. It has very low rates of reporting and even lower rates of counseling and treatment. But it is probably the worst kind of abuse a child can go through, mainly because most are too young to understand what is happening, and are too scared of the pain and threats to speak up. Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse in children This is the first and most important step in helping sexually abused kids. They might not be able to speak up and tell you what is happening. But there will be enough signs, their way of showing something is wrong and asking for help, if you look close enough. Depression, anxiety or excessive unexplained aggressiveness. Sudden fear of certain people or places. Bed-wetting, thumb-sucking and other such regressive behavior among...

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