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I pondered the truth of the message. Lord over beasts? Do they fornicate with their young? Do they beat, burn, starve, mutilate, and suffocate their loved ones? Lord, recreate us anew, like the animals we strive to be different from. Julia W. Burns, MD          No patient had ever hurt me and that was a…

This is how abuse happens. Because we let it.

The man who cries out against evil men but does not pray for them will never know the grace of God. Saint Silouan the Athonite BECAUSE WE STRUGGLE WITH HOW TO NAME AND ANALYZE ABUSE, TO RECONCILE OURSELVES TO THE KNOWLEDGE THAT SOMEONE WE LOVE MIGHT ALSO BRUTALIZE CHILDREN, WE TOO OFTEN ALLOW ABUSE TO…

Songs for the Forgotten-A Psychiatrist’s Record

Songs for the forgotten cover

In Songs for the Forgotten: A Psychiatrist’s Record, I take you into the world of White Pines, a three hundred child welfare agency, where we will listen to patient’s stories of trauma and by listening and believing, create healing and wholeness.  I weave my own story in with those of my patients, showing how I…

SONGS FOR THE FORGOTTEN- A Psychiatrist’s Record

Julia Burns storytelling

   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…

Go Tell it on the Mountain!

Frequently, the case is made that a comprehensive intervention program for childhood trauma would not make a significant impact. Others believe that the problem can be solved. This story proves that if people stand up and speak out loud, fewer people will be victims. According to CBSSports, former Olympic doctor, Dr. Bill Moreau says he…

Amazing Grace with Jessica

2/24/2020 11;18am Jessica Simpson was approached about writing her memoir several years ago. The publisher asked her to show readers, “how you became your best self, how you transformed into a successful singer, wife, mother and creator of a billion-dollar clothing empire.” This request stopped her in her tracks. She had many secrets and instead…

Le Consentement

France's #MeToo: Book on child-sex writer prompts outcry. France is experiencing what activists hope is a watershed moment for its fledgling #MeToo movement. He Remembers For decades, the Frenchman, Gabriel Matzneff, has been celebrating child sex through his literary works with acclimation and applause. Child sex is prevalent in France as it is everywhere but…

Shining Light during the Holidays

Originally, this post was going to be about curbing consumerism during Christmas and presenting activities for families to do together to enhance the love and light embodied in the season. But as I was browsing my Instagram account, I saw, “It’s hard to get excited about the festive season when it means gathering a number of…

37.5% is too high!

A recent survey of thirty-three colleges and universities collected data on sexual assault, asking men, women and TGQN students. Sexual assault was defined as physical force (includes attempted penetration), inability to consent or stop what was happening because the student was passed out, asleep, or incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol, coercion and no voluntary agreement. The data at…