Sharing – Why Healing from Trauma Can Get Harder As We Age

Sharing – Why Healing from Trauma Can Get Harder As We Age

As I’ve said before, we were too busy simply surviving the abuse to learn the things we were supposed to learn as children, so we often start out behind in various ways.

Of course, in order to learn those things we need to do the work as an adult, to first unlearn the things we learned, and then learn the things we didn’t learn to start with. This is, perhaps, one of the real tragedies of so many survivors not even telling anyone, let alone starting this work, for decades.

That’s so many more years of doing the things we need to unlearn, and undoing that is just going to be more difficult the longer this has been true for us. So, what can we do?

Shared Links (weekly) October 17, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) October 17, 2021

Why Suicide Prevention Week Is Important for Child Abuse Survivors

Why Suicide Prevention Week Is Important for Child Abuse Survivors

I’ve survived both childhood abuse, and a suicide attempt. I know what it feels like to believe that it will never get better, just as much as I know that it can get better because it has.

Truthfully, you are a survivor, and the world needs you and your story. How else will the other survivors around you know what is possible?

Shared Links (weekly) July 18, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) July 18, 2021

Sharing – One in 100 deaths is by suicide

Sharing – One in 100 deaths is by suicide

I want abuse survivors to know that healing is possible. I want people dealing with mental health issues to have hope that they can get better. I work hard to get that message out, but those 700,000 people who died by suicide in 2019 won’t ever get to read what you just read. They aren’t here.

I’m tired of that. These numbers are so much more than numbers.

Shared Links (weekly) June 27, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) June 27, 2021