Child Abuse and Mental Health Survivors Information - Issue #78
PTSD is exhausting. So is anxiety, depression, and every other thing that we carry through life in a society that wasn’t built for it. The weird thing is, if we added up all the people who’ve ever dealt with grief, trauma, or some sort of mental health issue in their lifetime, we’d realize that we are the majority.
Yet we still didn’t build a society that allowed for us to carry all of that around, because we have all been indoctrinated to believing these are things we just don’t talk about.
That realization makes me so sad, and fighting it can make me so tired, but fight it I must. We all must, for all of those who are still afraid to talk.
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Childhood Trauma and Adult Mental Health Issues – It’s not That Simple
That’s the take-away from this more recent study. We cannot point to childhood trauma as the explanation for all mental health issues in adulthood. Sometimes, it is a contributing factor. Sometimes, it isn’t. Mental Health is much more complicated. There is no simple explanation for why it happens, and there’s no simple explanation for why it’s been getting worse. Beware those who want to paint all mental health issues with the same brush. Human beings are a bit more complicated than that.
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Have you been sharing your journey on social media? How has that been working out for you? Where can others follow you?
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From the Archives
Underscoring the Fact That The Abuser is Normally Someone Already Known to Kids
Today, I saw an article that underscores just how much abuse occurs without ever leaving the family.
Like the non-conformist, I had no base. I was designing my whole life around responding to my abuse. My identity wasn’t something I was an active participant in developing, I was simply reacting instead.
Until next week friends, take care of yourselves.