12 Articles About Awareness
i.e. supporting an abuse survivor, our art and poetry, abuse stories, glossary, etc. Feel free to add to these projects, and share them with your friends.
Photos and stories of people who died through child abuse, domestic violence, rape, or other forms of abuse. Feel free to browse, share to raise awareness, or add a story.Survivors' Art Quilt
Online quilt made of artworks by Fort Refuge members, from abstract patterns to self-portraits. Feel free to add your art, there's a link to apps you can use right here on Fort :)Our Poetry
Poems and creative writings by Fort Refuge members, talking of what abuse and its aftermath feel like.Glossary
Words you might bump into on abuse sites that could be confusing; short definitions and links to further reading. If you're a Fort member and have keys - please contribute to the project.Personal Note to a Supporter
Each survivor faces their own unique issues, but there are some common traits that many survivors share, and many supporters find confusing, frustrating, disturbing, or otherwise difficult to handle. Here's an attempt to explain the top five.If Physical Diseases Were Treated Like Mental Illness
Classic cartoons by robot-hugs on some of the unhelpful things people say to those struggling with mental health issues.Reporting Suspected Abuse
things to consider when you're choosing whether to report your concern or not (including legal requirements), numbers to call, description of the process.How To Talk To An Abused Child
They need to see that the topic is OK with you, that you care enough to listen, won't punish or ridicule them, that you don't seem uncomfortable, angry, or scared, and won't jump to action before understanding what's going on.How To Support A Survivor Through A Suicide Crisis
It happens all too often that the minute we mention suicide a friend jumps to rescue - down to driving to our home uninvited in the middle of the night and/or calling the police - only to completely ignore it the next day and pretend nothing happened.How to approach someone with ED
helpful article for supporters, listing basic DO's and DON'T's when approaching a loved one who struggles with an eating disorder.How To Convince An Addict To Get Help
basics on how to do an intervention on a loved one with a substance abuse problem.When Someone You Know Struggles with Fears, Anxiety, & Stress
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