trauma

At its core, trauma can be thought of as the psychological wounds that persist, even when the physical ones are long gone.

Chalyn McCarter3 days ago
How Trauma Has Impacted My Life
Wait! Just a minute... You understand, right? How can one cope when past trauma creates lifelong insecurities?
Michaela Weiss16 days ago
Drowning
I stood by the water admiring the little ripples in it; even if there were a bunch of kids swimming in the small pool, it still looked beautiful. The noisiness made me feel so alive. I bent down and s...
Briana Whitea month ago
The Struggles of Being Young With Illnesses
At the age of 9, I was diagnosed with PTSD, and subsequently also anxiety and depression. I had been sexually abused for years, and when finally reaching out and going to therapy, a slew of problems w...
Megan Wellsa month ago
Moments
There are some moments that will change your life forever. Moments you can’t prepare for and that you subsequently drag around for years, reliving them over and over again. Luckily, the rest of the wo...
Let's Talk Fat
"Your momma's so fat her belt size is equator!" The children surrounded me_angry kindergartners saying fat joke after fat joke about my mother. I didn't cry. I didn't whine. I wondered. I wondered why...
Colleen Foxa month ago
Crazy Is Relative
I have been diagnosed with many mental health issues over the last 16 years, including depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anti-social personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic...
Maddi Pippin2 months ago
My PTSD
This is MY story. In December of 2016, on a very emotional day, I told my stepmom my deepest darkest secret. Having children of her own and going through similar things, my stepmom then encouraged me ...
Maria Morales2 months ago
Their Common Traumas
It was the first day of classes, another year began which I did not think was anything good because the previous ones had been such as I predicted, miserable. I walked through the corridors of the sch...
Zoey Inlow3 months ago
Helpless
The picture represents sadness. Well, the picture has it completely wrong. I am not sad. Yes I have been sad. I have gone through quite a lot. But I’m okay. I’ve made it through abuse, torment, and an...
Mica Chau3 months ago
Breathless
What you are about to read is not a true story, but it gives you an idea about the theme of this story. This is a story about a girl who is traumatized by an incident which involves assault and rape t...
Fiona Wong3 months ago
Why Self-Acceptance Is Bullshit
"I feel like garbage today," I responded, unsure if he was asking about my day because he wanted an honest answer or if he was just making small talk. Filtering has never been my forte, so I went with...
Katrina Gifford4 months ago
Awaken by Memories
My hand pushes down on the bleached out mattress, and I watch it recoil back to me. I flutter as I feel an arctic chill hit my naked back; fluorescent lights flicker with the annoyance of loci flying around on a summer night. My patience is wearing off as I continue to stare at the hands skipping around the clock. I tell myself to wait a few more minutes, and remember that things could be a lot worse. I scratch at the tape itching over my arm; the IV has been carefully placed inside the left arm...
Caitlin Adkins4 months ago
The Little Girl Who Was Never Loved
From a very young age, the little girl had to learn how to be a survivor. No one ever taught her how to love. Her mother was nothing but a disappointment. She couldn't cry to her mother, or ask for a ...
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Teresa Mathers4 months ago
A Conversation Between Two Friends
I can’t take it. Just because one person believes in me doesn’t mean anything. I sometimes wonder what would happen if I die. I constantly think about dying but I haven’t got around to it yet. I try s...
Fran Cee4 months ago
How I Overcame Depression (P1)
It was the year 2015, around later December or early November when my life took an immense turn. It was a normal, cold, and windy day. I woke up for school at 6:30 AM and realized that I would be late...
Dani Perez4 months ago
It Sounds Cliché, but It's Not—You Are Not Alone
It sounds cliché to say that, I know. But as tired as you may be of hearing it, and as silly as it might sound, it's true. You. Are. Not. Alone. You are not alone in your struggles. You are not alone ...
Mica Chau4 months ago
Unable to Ask for Help
I could easily let go of my past. But I can't. I have issues as to why I couldn't let go. The past hurts to hold on. It does not want to let go. It kept on haunting me ever since. Haunting me for days...
Sati Ewers-Kubly4 months ago
The Woman with Neck Tattoos
She enters the room, surrounded by an aura that’s nearly palpable. Tattoos cover 75 percent of her skin, some sport neon colors while other are shades of grey and black. Her body is worn and looks as ...