Recovery and Peer Support
After the event I decided I needed to understand myself and I knew that I would need help doing so.  I sought out a family therapist.  Through belief in myself, my
journey, and my Higher Power, I found that light shines through darkness, but it takes a lot of work.  So if you're feeling your world is out of sorts, I encourage you
to find your inner strength in whatever way works best for you.  Books (to the right) and Internet sights (below) may be of help.
RECOVERY ISSUES AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF PSYCHOPATHS
EXCELLENT SITE  A working coalition of psychopathy researchers, mental health professionals, victims and family those whose lives, health, and/or careers have
been placed at risk or negatively impacted by psychopathy. On this site you will find a moderated forum, a radio blog and informational resources.

SAFER RELATIONSHIPS.COM
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The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Psychopathy Education was created to provide education and support to reduce harm in pathological, violent,
addicted, or abusive relationships. It also exists to bring public education about the least discussed disorders of psycho-pathology and how the general public can
understand, detect, and protect themselves from people with these threatening kinds of disorders. Sandra Brown is an accredited therapist who has been involved
with helping victims of psychopathy for over 25 years. Two of her books are featured in the right-hand column.

LOVEFRAUD.COM
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LoveFraud is a website that teaches people how to recognize and avoid sociopaths.

NARCISSISTIC ABUSE RECOVERY: A FORUM FOR SURVIVORS OF A RELATIONSHIP WITH A NARCISSIST OR PSYCHOPATH   
If you have been in a chosen or unchosen relationship with a narcissist
, sociopath, or psychopath, this site will provide a learning and support environment of
compassionate understanding, where v
ictims help each other learn, adjust, heal and ultimately reclaim their lives and peace of mind. You can share your story here
and learn, in their own words, how others have experienced a toxic relationship and what they have done to extricate themselves.


RECOVERY ISSUES AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH:
Melody Beattie's site is a resource for recovery issues, spiritual growth, writing and more. You'll find a library containing descriptions of her best-selling books,
including Codependent No More and Language of Letting Go. Aspiring and experienced fiction or nonfiction writers won't want to miss The Muse.

RECOVERY OF YOUR INNER CHILD:
Dr. Lucia Capacchione is a Registered Art Therapist, workshop leader and best-selling author of 13 books. Her innovative methods spark and nurture creativity in all
areas of life.    She originated healing through writing and drawing with the non-dominant hand and it was her book "Recovery of Your Inner Child" that propelled
me through recovery as I worked on myself and faithfully did the exercises.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (MAYO CLINIC HEALTH INFORMATION):
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe
anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.  Many people who go through traumatic events have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while. But with
time and taking care of yourself, such traumatic reactions usually get better. In some cases, though, the symptoms can get worse or last for months or even years.
Sometimes they may completely shake up your life. In a case such as this, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder. Getting treatment as soon as possible after
post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term post-traumatic stress disorder.

VERBAL ABUSE.COM:
This site is dedicated to the recognition and prevention of verbal abuse in homes, schools and workplaces. Verbal abuse includes withholding, bullying, defaming,
defining, trivializing, harassing, interrogating, accusing, blaming, blocking, countering, diverting, lying, berating, taunting, putting down, edifying, discounting,
threatening, name-calling, yelling and raging.  Patricia Evans is the author of "The Verbally Abusive Relationship."

SAFE START CENTER (ADDRESSES CHILDREN'S EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE)
The Safe Start Initiative is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of
Justice. The goal of the Safe Start Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact
of children's exposure to violence.

PARENTING THE AT RISK CHILD
If you have a child or children with a psychopathic con artist, this site will help you "immunize" your kids against developing antisocial behavior. The site also links
to a forum and other resources to enable you to help your child(ren) cope with the psychopathic parent.

PSYCHOPATH-RESEARCH.COM
The goal of this site is to provide information currently available on the subject of Psychopaths.   We all learn each time someone describes their real life experience
or presents questions to the group.  This site hopes you will share your experience to help others.

DIRECTORY OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES
The  Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a resource from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Since its launch in 2003, the Directory has helped
thousands of crime victims and service providers find non-emergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.  Search by STATE or
COUNTRY.  Go the home page and click START HERE.
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Light shines
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