Penn State Abuse Raises the Question of How Survivors Find Support and Move On

This Thursday's 'Your Life After Trauma' will have special guests commenting on the importance and healing role of forgiveness, getting support, and how to make it through the holidays. The show airs Thursdays from 7-8pm EST on Seaview Radio.
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Nov. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- The Penn State abuse story brings up the question of how a survivor finds the support he needs and then goes on to build his life after trauma. This week, RAINN speaker, Patrick McDonald, a survivor himself, speaks about both of these issues. Patrick will share how being a victim of abuse doesn't mean you can't live a fulfilling life and how getting support is critically important to rebounding from the abuse.

"No matter what trauma you survive, the question of how will I get through this and then what will my life be like comes up in the mind of every survivor. This week's Penn State subject is a great time to bring those questions front and center and here, from a survivor himself, how he successfully answered them. The conversation will lay the foundation for survivors everywhere to make decisions and take actions that answer those questions in their own lives," says Michele Rosenthal, host of Your Life After Trauma.

Also on the show this week: The holidays are coming up and for many survivors that means a host of triggers are headed their way. Finding the coping strategies that work best for you might be the best gift you give yourself this year. Social media expert Louise DiCarlo will tell us how to use social media to destress over the holidays, and one survivor, Teresa Joyce explains how she is fighting her way to recovery.  The show airs Thursday, November 17th at 7pm EST, on Seaview Radio (95.9AM/106.9FM/960AM) and streams online at Call in with your questions: 877.960.9960.

‘Your Life After Trauma’ brings weekly support and information to trauma survivors, plus their caregivers and healing professionals on Thursday nights from 7-8pm EST, on Seaview Radio (95.9AM/106.9FM/960AM) in southeast Florida (and streaming live online) ( Your Life After Trauma provides resources, inspiration, hope and specific actions to help anyone learn to formulate a recovery plan, access healing potential and apply personal strengths to post-trauma recovery.

Featuring expert and survivor guests focused on topics related to the experience of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and post-trauma life, ‘Your Life After Trauma’ future topics include:

·         November 17th -- ‘Penn State and RAINN Team Up in Support of Abuse Survivors’
·         November 24th -- ‘How Trauma Affects the Brain’
·         December 1st  -- ‘Overcoming Domestic Violence with Carre Otis’
Each show features a professional and personal perspective, plus spontaneous call-ins so that listeners can ask their questions, talk to an expert, and receive personal recommendations around specific issues.

For more information about ‘Your Life After Trauma’, visit:

For more information about The National Trauma and Addictive Disorders Conference visit:

This week’s guests will be:

RAINN, The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at, and publicizes the hotline’s free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Louise DiCarlo is a certified online community producer and has been speaking and writing about social media since the mid 90s. She started managing communities for ThriveOnline, a San Francisco based joint venture between AOL and Time Inc magazines. She also started writing for AOL’s EA Teen Asylum. In 2000 Thrive was bought out by Oxygen Media, owned by Nickelodeon’s Geraldine Laybourne and Oprah Winfrey.  In 2002 Louise made the switch over to Oxygen Media and was a Community Producer until 2006.

In 2006 she began doing marketing and communications for small businesses on Long Island and began introducing them to the virtual world.  Today Louise successfully manages marketing, communications and online communities for clients across the world. She is also a featured writer for with a monthly column on social media.

Teresa Joyce is the survivor of childhood abuse and domestic violence. She has written a book about her experiences and continues to work toward her healing through writing on her blog.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a wholly treatable condition that results from a life-threatening experience in which the trauma survivor felt helpless. PTSD symptoms include insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbing, hyperarousal and hypervigilance.
For more information:   Contact:, 561.531.1405.

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Organization dedicated to advocating for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness, eduation, treatment and self-empowered healing.

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