Hotlines and Resources

Hotlines and Resources

“The problem that I have found with many groups is the pushing of anti-depressants as a form of treatment, which can cover up the feeling and memories you need to release.  In my home town, we actually started our own drug-free group because of this belief.  This is by no means a complete list of services, but it is a place to begin.  I have not used all of these support groups, so I cannot endorse their services.” -Amy Marschak

1-800-656-HOPE (24 hour crises line)

International Resources

Child Help
1-800-4ACHILD (English and Multi-Lingual 24 Crisis Line for US & Canada)


Support Books and DVD

“An Angel Cried A Tear Last Night”.  Amy Marschak (Author of  (DVD of my play, a story of forgetting, remembering and healing from child sexual abuse).

Poetry for All Those Breathing.  Amy Marschak (Author of  (Poems that help survivors get in touch with their emotions).

The Artist’s Way. Julia Cameron.  (Great for taking care of the inner child and helped me get my memories back and write more again including creating “An Angel Cried A Tear Last Night”).

Courage to Heal (Audiobook). Ellen Bass, Laura Davis.  (This helped me a ton in recovering memories of incest).

Courage to Heal Workbook. Ellen Bass, Laura Davis.  (Incest).

Cure by Crying. Thomas Stone.

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies. Jane R. Hirschman.

Talking Back to Prozac. Peter Breggin.

Toxic Psychiatry:  Psychiatrist’s Assault on the Brain with Drugs and Electroshock. Peter Breggin.

Your Drugs Could Be Your Problem. (Problems with anti-depressants and anti-psychotics.)  Peter Breggin.

Repressed Memories. Renee Frederickson.

Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Child Sexual Abuse. Mike Lew and Ellen Bass.

Alternative Healing & Problems with Prescription Drugs

Article about Problems with Anti-depressants and Anti-Psychotics:

List of Articles and Links to Effective Treatment of Psychological Illnesses Without Drugs

Dr. Loren Mosher’s Studies on Healing Schizophrenia Without Drugs:

Dr. Loren Mosher’s Homepage with Many Excellent Articles on Prescription Drugs and Alternatives:

Healing Technique (Not work for me but helped other survivors):

Yoga  (Yoga helps people get centered in their bodies.   Find the yoga that works for you.)

About the Author

I am a survivor of sexual abuse and through my healing process I have written my one woman play "An Angel Cried A Tear Last Night" an autobiography of forgetting remembering and healing from child sexual abuse. I have toured this play coast to coast in the United States and Canada. This play has also run for four months in Los Angeles, toured universities and conferences where I have keynoted. I also lead a various workshops from healing from abuse to public speaking, you can read more about me at