Matt Author

Blogger-Podcaster-Author-Advocate for Mental Health. Matt is survivor of childhood sexual abuse & narcissistic abuse, living with Dissociation, Anxiety, & PTSD. This blog exists to inspire all who have survived the trauma of abuse. All posts, podcasts, and videos are my life as a survivor shared openly and honestly to help inspire as many as possible to speak up, speak out, and not be ashamed.

Dissociation, an Anxiety driving force of invalidation.

This is Part II in the two-part series, talking about how Perfectionism and Dissociation can fuel Anxiety. Part 1 can be found by clicking...

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Family Support: Some Will, Some Won’t, So What.

I’m so honored to share this guest blog post with you! It’s a sequel to, How to Love Yourself, and Not Your Abuser.  It comes...

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We are Not Weak Just Human, Reach out for Help.

I had the honor of being a part of a Men’s Mental Health Social Interest Group over on The Good Men Project. As a weekly columnist...

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The wolf in sheep’s clothing, in your recovery.

Things are not always as they seem in recovery. What you think is an underlying cause of all that you strive to heal from, may not...

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Realizing that she is a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

This Guest Blog post comes from, CJ, who previously shared a heart-felt post about self-image, here on the blog. This short but powerful...

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Unpacking emotional triggers for deeper understanding.

One of the most important things to embrace in a healing journey, is the ability to look at our past and unpack all of the memories with an...

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Perfectionism, the anxiety driven fallacy in recovery.

Welcome to Part I of a 2 part series on Perfectionism, Dissociation, and Anxiety. Originally this was going to be a single post, but as I...

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Spiritual Abuse, not the punishment she thought it was.

A regular guest blogger here on SMP, Dawn returns to share more powerful memories and new realizations from her early childhood years. This...

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