trauma

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

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Hanna Foster6 days ago
A Look Inside the Mind of the Abused
You don't see the times she's lying on her bed, hand over her mouth, trying not to make a sound as tears stream down her face. You don't see the times she's driving down the road alone, thinking about...
Regan Thorp12 days ago
Not Her Fault
She didn’t usually do this sort of thing, but maybe it’s time for a change. Her boyfriend didn’t know she was out but he was in England, so who really cared? Music quietly blared out of her car speakers while she stared at the house holding three delinquent boys. The time read 1 AM, a bit late for her since bedtime was usually 10. She smacked her tongue on the roof of her mouth as she surveyed the dryness of it. The absence of saliva was where her anxiety started to lie. Instead of the impending...
Samantha Wood14 days ago
My Name Is...
My name is Samantha Wood. My middle name is Jordan and my mom tells me it’s after the Jordan River that Jesus was baptized in. My name is Samantha Wood, I am 18 years old and I have lived in Arizona f...
Xara B. Williams20 days ago
The Noonday Demon
The Noonday Demon By: Xara B. Williams It is one of the most supreme normalcy of life for The Human to endure trauma or tragedy one way or another and in any shape or form. Also common is the fallacio...
Dakota Shadowa month ago
Suicide Sundays
The birds are chirping. The sun seeps through the shades. Quiet whispers from the wind fill the room, alongside the orange glow. Your eyes fuss, squinting trying to block out the light creeping in. Le...
Clark Ramosa month ago
#Storytime: My Depression
Just a quick note: I have not been formally diagnosed by a doctor, but that's because I can't afford one. My friends who have been say I pretty much have depression, and I sure don't feel great, menta...
Amanda Batsona month ago
A Tale of Gaslighting
When I was young and dumb, I met a guy that I immediately moved in with after knowing him for about three days. Now, "young and dumb" meant about two years ago since I'm still young, and still really ...
Alyssa Horna month ago
Living with PTSD
Let me start by saying that I get it! I understand now that living with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a continuous daily challenge. Nothing but an uphill battle, and I have struggled with i...
Gabriella Gracea month ago
POV
While writing a new chapter in my book today, I was aware of a new twist: walking away from abuse and abusers for so many decades I eventually had no abuser to escape outside myself and that was when ...
Emily -a month ago
How Yellow Shoes Almost Cost Me My Life
It was just like any other Saturday in Danville, Kentucky. Still being the only child, I often had a very exciting weekend planned, as a three year old. My parents decided that they were going to take...
Tisha Skipwortha month ago
Rantings of a Mind Trapped in Purgatory
I met a one legged cricket today and understood its place, as it is mine just the same. He too must’ve cheated death and is now my only companion left behind here to remain, surrounded with suffering ...
Grace Evelyna month ago
How Trauma Is Hidden in Plain Sight, & Why Nobody Does Anything About It
These days I have been reflecting on what might be scary concepts for some people: emotions and trauma. Everything started when I caught a few symptoms of emotional imbalance in the erratic behaviour ...
Lo☆🌻 a month ago
Journal of a Car Accident Victim
Recently I was in an extremely traumatic car accident. There was a total of five of us: my best friend, our boyfriends and our other friend. We all just graduated high school and we’re on a trip to th...
Facade
Life during the case was horrendous. Everyone had a side of their own. We tried to pretend that we weren't all scared to death of the results of the case. The hostility was still there. When I returne...
Sophia Tone2 months ago
Why It's Extra Hard Being a Child Abuse Victim
When most people think of child abuse, they picture bruises on quiet, sad-eyed children. They see concerned teachers reaching out to school counselors, or Child Protective Services sweeping in to save...
Chalyn McCarter2 months 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 Weiss3 months 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 White3 months 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...