Mental Illness Happy Hour

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464 - Surviving Domestic Violence - Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton

The 2-time Olympic gold medalist and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee shares about surviving domestic abuse and becoming an advocate for other survivors. She also shares about being one of 20 children, being a preacher's kid and learning how to stop trying to "rescue" broken partners and take care of herself. For more about Ruthie go to Contact her at Follow her @MightyRuthie Domestic Violence resources: National Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceNCADV | National Coalition Against Domestic Violence   Domestic Violence   Help Guide   Safe Horizon Moving Victims from Crisis to Confidence - Safe Horizon   National Network to End Domestic Violence Home Page - NNEDV Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by the Calm sleep and relaxation app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to This episode is sponsored by Lightstream debt consolidation loans.  For a special interest rate go to This episode is sponsored by the Spoke Media podcast Family Ghosts.  Listen wherever you get your podcasts. Other Links Mentioned The article by Stephanie Shipp that Paul read comes courtesy of You can read it here The books she recommended are:Covert Incest Syndrome by Patricia Love Ed.D. and Jo Robinson - the definitive text on emotional incest/parentification. Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners by Kenneth M. Adams  The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is our FB is and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services --------------------------------------------------- See for privacy information.


 2019-12-06  1h36m