trauma

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

Dakota Shadow5 months 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 Ramos5 months 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 Batson5 months 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 Horn5 months 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 Grace5 months 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 -5 months 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 Skipworth5 months 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 Evelyn5 months 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☆🌻 5 months 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 Tone6 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 McCarter6 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 Weiss7 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 White7 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...
Megan Wells7 months 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 Fox8 months 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 Pippin8 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 ...