trauma

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

Alastor Kommera year ago
Knowing the Signs
I wish someone would have seen the signs; I had bursts of anger, I self-harmed, I wet my bed until I was in second grade, and I never seemed to know my boundaries. When I was in elementary school, I w...
Autumn Walkera year ago
27 Years Silent
After 27 years of being on this planet, I have finally decided to write this book. I have purposely put it off to try and ward off negative reviews about it because I’m a first time writer. But my lif...
A Story of Abuse and a New Beginning
It was the early morning of April 13, 1999 a beautiful pair of twins were born. My brother and I were born. We were just coming into this world experiencing a touch besides each other's, our mother's....
When He Came
She was very young when he came into their lives, probably around four or five at the time. Still in that young trusting age, oh, what a shock this turned out to be. At first everything was great, he ...
Rebecca Iveya year ago
I Was Here
As far back as I can remember, memories from my childhood are painful and confusing. My mother tolerated me, but I am certain that she never truly loved me. All throughout my life she would remind me ...
Involuntary Memory Suppression/False Memories
Many studies have been done to prove that our brains are capable of involuntarily blocking out painful memories. I, myself have experienced this first-hand. In fact there is an entire 3-4 year period ...
ME
Megali Elpidaa year ago
My Story
I like to think I'm writing this because I want to reach out and help others who are also suffering but the reality is that I'm writing this because I'm hoping it will help me. Maybe if I publicly wri...
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...
Blake Theau Thor2 years ago
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 Caine2 years 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...