trauma

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

Alyssa Horn2 years ago
Taken Hostage
There comes a time in all of our lives where we must make certain choices that will define our future and most of you have families that stand behind whatever your decision may be. Whether you choose ...
Kelsey Belinski2 years ago
My Haunting Memory
“I remember being four years old. It was bedtime and he couldn’t find pajama bottoms. He found a shirt though, Batman. But no pants. Not even underwear.” 26-year-old Kelsey laid on the lounger in Dr. ...
Otto Nimm2 years ago
Auto: Chapter 4
Automaton I have known the despair of living by rote; I have understood what it is to have no hope. Hope lies in the future, in the ability to envision a future fearlessly and freely. It is easy to sl...
Otto Nimm2 years ago
Auto: Chapter 1
Part 1 Autograph No, you may not have my name. My autograph is sacrosanct. It comes from my hand, my left hand, the sinister tricksy one. And it is a secret. And you may not have details of romantic e...
Alastor Kommer2 years 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 Walker2 years 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...
Aunisty Linville2 years ago
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....
Adrianna Vicente2 years ago
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 Ivey2 years 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 ...
Brittany Stengel2 years ago
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 Elpida2 years 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 Rasp2 years 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 Hampton2 years 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 Fox2 years 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 Martucci2 years 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 Fox2 years 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 Wright2 years 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 McCarthy2 years 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...