Childhood obesity is a real problem today. The Centers for Disease Control notes that childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years and that over 20 percent of the kids in the U.S., ages 6-11, are now categorized as obese.
Childhood obesity not only leads to physical and medical problems, but social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem also appear in children who are overweight.
Most of us never have the experience of feeling as if we are disconnected from our own body and mind, but if you are suffering from depersonalization disorder then you feel this detachment far too frequently. Our guest, Jeffrey Abugel, has experienced depersonalization disorder personally and has co-authored one of the seminal books on the topic. Recently, he has authored a second book about the experience of living with this disorder and he came on our show to share a deeper look into the world of depersonalization.
Nothing is impossible to overcome. That is the message that Nikki Rosen wants to share with you.
Nikki grew up in an abusive home and suffered years of child abuse. It led her to drug use and engaging in self-injurious behavior at the early age of 12 years old. She spent years on the streets with a drug addiction and an eating disorder, even enduring rape, all of which fed into her belief that she was worthless. But, eventually, she found herself on the path to health and recovery.
Recovery From Child Abuse is a Long, Tough Road
Nikki has restored her self-worth. She practiced forgiveness, most importantly of herself. She worked diligently over time to find healing. With the help of a trusted counselor and the strength of a true fighter, she lives free today. Nikki details her true story in a book titled “In the Eye of Deception.” On this edition of the HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show, she shares with us how there can be life after addiction, rape, abuse and homelessness.
Listen to “The Impact of Abuse Doesn’t Have to Last a Lifetime”
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