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Peter Pollard

Shame – It’s a Dead-end Street: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I can’t help but feel sometimes that everything negative leads back to shame. Shame – which I’ve always equated with disgust with one’s core self, is the perfect companion to self-blame Unloading shame seems like a necessary part of the healing process for most of us who’ve been sexually abused. Shame – which I’ve always… Learn more »

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1in6 and RAINN Launch Peer SupportGroup to Help Male Survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 26, 2015) – Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a new way to find support and community online. 1in6has partnered with RAINN to launch the Peer SupportGroup (PSG), a new online service for peer-to-peer support among male survivors. This is the second online support service launched by this dynamic partnership, beginning… Learn more »

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Be Kind: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

At the end of emails to good friends, I sometimes add these words: “Be kind to [name] today.” Occasionally I’ll add, “[Name] is someone I like very much and deserves the kindness.” Not everyone responds to those words and I don’t write it to hear from them. I write the words because I mean them…. Learn more »

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Approval Seeking: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

It is possible that seeking approval is the single most common, and possibly the most painful addiction ever created by mankind. It can be more devastating than heroin, more addictive than cocaine, and more ubiquitous than food. If this sounds too dramatic, consider the following: Wanting to end the feeling of not being loved or… Learn more »

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Logging On to Healing – A New Resource for Men Who Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I received an email from a long-time 1in6 staff person this past Tuesday that simply said: ‘It is truly a remarkable accomplishment we’ve achieved this evening.’ They were correct on a couple of fronts, and I could not be more proud. The accomplishment was the launch of the new 1in6 Online Peer SupportGroup (PSG) that we… Learn more »

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