trauma

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

Allison Raspa year ago
Worrier to Warrior
As a child, nothing made me want to grow up more than the negative thoughts that constantly tormented my mind. I have always been known as quite the worrier by my entire family. My parents discovered ...
Nicole Hamptona year ago
My Guardian Terrorizer
Even in death, he has found a way to encompass my entire world. I don't think I function properly anymore. Not that I ever could—if there will forever be creaks and shadows, or the howling of night's ...
FF
Frank Foxa year ago
Little Boy From Little Town Part 2
Hi, again. So, last time we kind of ended on a dark note and, sadly, it did not stop there. My next memory of it all is a few years later. By that time, my mother had left the guy that was beating her...
Megan Martuccia year ago
Dark
Your past does not define your future. A past in poverty can lead to a future of financial prosperity. An adolescence of drug abuse can turn into a life of good health. A life full of pain can make yo...
FF
Frank Foxa year ago
Little Boy from Little Town
I don't have an image or a video to put on this. All I have are my memories and even then I don't know how much of it is reliable... You'll understand in a minute. I spoke about this kind of often but...
Samantha Wrighta year ago
My Insanely Unbelievable Life
What I'm about to tell you, is 100% NSFW, but it needs to be heard. Silence can be our greatest enemy. I was born in 1997, no father's name on my birth certificate, just my mother's. When I was three ...
Pearl McCarthya year ago
"Hey, It's Fine."
I was fourteen. I just started my first year of high school. I had left so much past trauma behind, but it seems trouble follows me. On the first day of school there was a fight. I saw him standing th...
I Was Raped
There are an average of 288,820 victims (age 12+) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States. One out of every six women will be raped in her lifetime (1). And those are just the ones t...
I'm Not "Okay"
This is a real, raw, unedited letter. It comes from a place of intense emotion and pain. I am seething, quietly, internally. I was a doe eyed, bright child. A shooting star full of life and hope. I wa...
Unceremonious Unveiling
There are few moments in life that burn itself in your memory on impact. There are some times you remember being at; sometimes a smell can take you back to your childhood, or a certain feeling of nost...
Summer Cainea year ago
Grief
Grieving is an extremely powerful emotional response. It overwhelms you, stretching to every corner of your mind, body and soul. You experience an array of awful sensations, one minute your gasping fo...
Mollie Ja year ago
What Is a Trigger?
"TRIGGERED!!!" A statement frequently seen - misused - on the internet. This usually can be found in the comment section in relation to some celebrity gossip or TV drama, or to poke fun at people who ...
NR
Natasha Reyesa year ago
Battlefield
My battlefield. The world is my battlefield that I had no choice but to fight with no weapons, support no backup but blindfolded. The problem started with a clean temple. Walls clean floors clean. Not...
LP
Lily Pa year ago
On Fearlessness and Terror
I grew up in the countryside. When I say countryside, don't imagine one of the charming settlements most English people call a village. What people call a village where I'm from, geographers would, I ...
Jenifer Newburna year ago
When Dreams Don't Come
Dreams are important. While I meant that in a literal sense, I do agree it’s also probably not a bad idea to have hopes and goals and shit. But I am talking about the kind of dreams that process the d...