trauma

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

Ava McCoy12 hours ago
Normal, Childhood Trauma Style
If you've read any of my pieces in the past you probably know I'm a childhood trauma survivor. I grew up in an extremely dysfunctional, abusive and terrifying home. Life started out a bit more average...
Aiyan Turley7 days ago
U-turn (Pt. 1)
To resemble any person’s story is to start from the roots of it all. Growing up, it was not the typical Chinese family nor was I being submerged in loving and kindness. My father was a single dad divo...
Valentina Sophia14 days ago
The Night That Haunts Me
Looking back at the seven year old girl doing her homework on “what I want to be when I grow up,” I never thought I would be the twenty-one-year-old sitting, frozen still, weeping in the shower. I nev...
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Jay 15 days ago
You’re Not Alone
Hello. I’m writing on here to let people know they are not alone. My life isn’t roses and butterflies, nobody's is. Everyone has good days, and bad. This last year of my life has changed me in so many...
Rich Dunbar15 days ago
Growing Up
This is my first ever time using this, so I'm not sure whether this will get published or if anyone will read it. I guess I'm doing it for myself, but as a sort of diary, if you will. I'm the stereoty...
Rachel Bonneval20 days ago
Sunday
For five minutes I was able to escape into the showers, and feel the hot water, and stinging strength of the water pressure as it hit my skin. I washed up, and changed into my new clothes that my husb...
Kailey Bowden21 days ago
C.S.A.S.
The earliest memories I have about the sexual abuse trace back to before I could retain memories as a child. I know this because there was never a time in my life that I can remember when what was hap...
Amber Consiglio22 days ago
Still Dealing with the Loss
I was born in 1987 to two wonderful parents. They loved and cared for each other and we were all happy. 18 months later my sister was born, and then two years passed before my youngest sister was born...
Anarda Nashai24 days ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Sessions #7
Interviewer: When did you began to seek professional help to treat your BDD? BBB: I'm sure it's not surprising that I was reluctant. I was complacent in dealing with my issues on my own up 'til the ag...
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Kay Mellingera month ago
The Life I Never Asked For
As children, we were always taught to trust our parents, to respect our elders, and to appreciate what we had. However, for myself, that was the most difficult set of expectations anyone could ask of ...
Gul Khana month ago
“That’s Fine, No Need to Kill Yourself Over It,” Said the Nurse
I would like to share my experiences of being a mental health patient. I was referred to mental health services, as I had planned to commit suicide. A Mental Health Act (MHA) Assessment (which is used...
Tiffany Myricka month ago
Victim Turned Survivor
As I sit here and write, I would love to speak about all the beauty and love and how wonderful this world is, however, sadly that is not the case. This world in my life was much darker. When I was ten...
Catrina Palkoa month ago
Religion Trauma Syndrome
This is something you should think about before letting your children go to just any church... I was raised in a Pentacostal/Holiness/Apostolic church that was named as non-denominational. I was lied ...
Nocturne Cadencea month ago
Assault- Invasion of My Person
Working as a private music teacher you get to know most of the people you work with very well because you see them one on one, every week. Music is a very personal and emotional process so when you ar...
Becky Nanneya month ago
She Did It
She killed herself. She put a fucking gun to her head and pulled the goddamned trigger letting that stupid little bullet ping-pong in her head until her brain was mush. Thanks, Mom. Perfect start to t...
Chloe Moorea month ago
Trauma: The Aftermath
Quite honestly, I do not know where to begin. The meat of this article lies in the mental state and shift after my accident, but the root cause happened so fast and brutally it's hard for me to descri...
Mariah Kelleya month ago
Trauma
I had been molested by my father and grandfather for as long as I could remember. My Father would kiss me in a way that made me extremely uncomfortable, he would do things like putting my foot in his ...
Anarda Nashaia month ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #4
Interviewer: How did your collegiate aspirations relate to your experience with BDD? BBB: Before I begin, I should to warn you that this may be the most bizarre coming of age story you've ever heard. ...