Another voice of truth from inside of abuse. Let us end the trauma and stigma of invalidation.
One third of Canadian adults have faced some form of childhood abuse growing up. The statistics are likely higher in the US and worldwide which absolutely blows my mind with disbelief. I facilitated a Meetup Group yesterday for fellow Adult Survivors and I had such a sense of relief and freedom by being able to share and listen to the other members. We talked about the suffering and pain we felt as children, and the suffering we continue to face as adults. All of us in the room can attest to feelings of: anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, distrust and low self-esteem during our adult lives. Some of the members in the group have difficulties finding work, getting out of bed, maintaining a healthy relationship, or struggle living with mental health challenges such as depression, schizophrenia, and thoughts of self-harm.
In my blog today, I’d like to pay tribute to all…
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