Songs for the Forgotten: A Psychiatrist’s Record of Truth is a memoir that combines pivotal moments from my Southern upbringing in the ‘70s with case histories accumulated through thirty-five years of treating psychiatric patients, particularly those drowning in the cultural epidemic of child abuse. This book tells their stories and mine as I struggled with God, sustaining my own trauma from years of listening. This book is my journal of rupture and return. The reader will follow the hard-won reconciliation of faith with the disturbing norms of the world today, where children are victimized without a champion. In telling a panoply of stories, including my own, I argue for the interconnectedness of humanity: when one child is beaten and raped, our humanity is violated and we are all responsible for working to undo that damage. If no one steps up to save children, to show them they are worth saving, the cycle will continue. Songs for the Forgotten has a strong practical component, as it offers information about trauma, healing, and how remembering and telling someone who believes you will bring hope and wholeness.