• What makes me Resilient?

    Please note: this story references abuse and suicide. What makes me Resilient? I like to keep up to date on the latest research into psychology, especially that which helps me survive mentally in a pre-apocalyptic world. There has been much more noise about person resilience in the last few years. Some say it can be picked up’ by being outdoors, for example, having been a Girl Guide or Boy Scout, when we were young. Perhaps ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    community,
    trauma,
    anxiety,
    Bullying
  • The Visitor

    Please note: this story references self harm. It has been a long day, I am tired and settling down for the night, but there is an uneasy feeling in my stomach, a twisting and fluttering, like there is a fear or question rising, one which I am not yet ready to entertain and answer, a request which I will not adhere to. There is a sense of something creeping up on me, a time, a ...

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    Tags:
    trauma,
    depression,
    Inner child
  • MY JOURNEY

    Warning: This story deals with trauma, sexual abuse and self harm. people always said the small woman with bright blue eyes beaming, such a warm welcome smile (always called the smiler) simply amazed by the torture and trauma, I have gone through. Although behind that smile, there gazed was a haunted hurting child drained with secrets, trauma and horror. some survive and some don't, some victims, some survivors. for many years I was that victim ...

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    Tags:
    surviving,
    trauma,
    justice,
    sexual abuse,
    diagnosis's
  • It's Time

    OK so the past 24 hours have been a bit of a whirlwind but a huge step in the right direction for me. After 10+ years of suffering in silence I am now ready to report the childhood abuse that happened to me.......................... and you know whats really strange I actually feel nothing. I haven't cried, regressed, screamed, shouted, etc....... instead I have been cool, calm and collected. I don't know whether this is because ...

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    Tags:
    support,
    feelings,
    families,
    childhood,
    strong