trauma

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

Becky Nanney3 months 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 Moore3 months 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 Kelley3 months 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 Nashai3 months 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. ...
Holly M3 months ago
Inside a Youth Psychiatric Ward
First of all, there is little to joke about when it comes to the topic of psych wards, but as many mentally ill people can attest to, humour is sometimes all you have. At 16-years-old, my life mainly ...
Tonia Sky4 months ago
Trauma and Stress
Some may underestimate the importance of a strong, caring, and loving home. Homes and relationships like these, can shield children from the impact of negative experiences in life and can be healing. ...
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Mary McMichael4 months ago
The Definition of Courage
The truth? The truth is that trauma Some call it karma Others experience it Reliving it as though it was a bridle and bit See this is how flashbacks work In the end you're the one stabbed in the back ...
Janellie Patellie4 months ago
#Vegas Strong: Waking Up the Day of October 1, 2017
Waking up on October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada was one of the most confusing days of my life. On September 30, 2017, I got back from a trip to Utah to celebrate my mom's birthday party. It was a w...
Sydney Lovell4 months ago
Emotional Abuse Is Common, So Why Isn't It Taken Seriously?
And though these allegations were mostly met with an out pour of support, many people believe Chloe Dykstra was never abused at all. Even though she mentions sexual abuse as part of the torment her fo...
Maelyn Jeffers4 months ago
The Worst Summer
The summer that I will never forget started with the stupidest mistake. As a young girl at the age of 13, I was just like any other girl. I had secrets that any girl this age would have, so I decided ...
Maelyn Jeffers4 months ago
Through the Television
Has anyone ever watched television and thought to themselves, hmm what if I did that? In my childhood, I dealt with a lot of pain and suffering. The pain was from my stepfather, this kind of pain is s...
Iiliana Williams4 months ago
Breaking Free Pt. 2
I was really young when the abuse started, and I was far too young to understand what was really happening. I look back at the traumatizing moments I do remember and wonder how my mother could deny ab...
Ashley Stockman4 months ago
Please Stop
When I was seven, my beautiful little sister came into this world. Shortly after I held her in my arms while my parents screamed awful things at each other in the next room. It got so bad I had to tak...
Iiliana Williams4 months ago
Breaking Free
To start off, all of this is true; this is me getting everything off my chest, out into the world, in an effort to maybe, just maybe, help other people feel a little less lost and alone. None of this ...
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Hanna Foster4 months 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 Thorp4 months 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 Wood5 months 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. Williams5 months 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...