trauma

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

Kailey Bowden5 months 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 Consiglio5 months 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 Nashai5 months 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...
Kay Mellinger5 months 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 ...
Tiffany Myrick5 months 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 Palko5 months 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 Cadence5 months 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 Nanney5 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 Moore5 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 Kelley5 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 Nashai5 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 M5 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 Sky6 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 McMichael6 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 Patellie6 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 Lovell6 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 Jeffers6 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 Jeffers6 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...