Posts tagged abuse

Working to Heal

Working to Heal

Growing up with an adult who suffered from severe mood swings and outbursts made my young life very confusing. I never knew what the day would bring. People with Bipolar, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder have unpredictable behaviors. A lot of blaming and shaming is involved. As a young kid, I was on the receiving […]

Recovering From a Emotional and Traumatic Childhood

Recovering From a Emotional and Traumatic Childhood

My name is Milagro and I have been fighting with mental illness since I was seven years old. I am now twenty seven. My mother had depression and an anxiety disorder. My bothers and I have been in and out of the foster care system since I was three. My father passed away when I […]

Doormat No More – Discovering Sociopathy

Doormat No More – Discovering Sociopathy

Looking back I would have to say my journey as a victim really began at the ripe age of five. Fortunately, I was not abused by a parent, uncle, brother or even a neighbor. My family was quite “normal” except my father was absent. You see, my father passed away when I was just ten […]

Not Your Typical Normal

Not Your Typical Normal

My name is Samantha Rogers and I am the founder and president of NYTN (Not Your Typical Normal). I am also dual diagnosed with mental disorders and a recovering addict/alcoholic. This is my story. This is me. This is why I founded an organization to end the stigma of mental illness. Sit back, relax and […]

Verbal Abuse Almost Broke Me

Verbal Abuse Almost Broke Me

“Psychological abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.” -Wikipedia In a moving and personal video, Chance shares how she survived verbal abuse and encourages […]

Hate Will Not Win- Surviving Sadistic Child Abuse

Hate Will Not Win- Surviving Sadistic Child Abuse

Sadistic child abuse threatens a child’s safety and forever changes their psychology.  Many children do not recover and struggle with self injury, addiction, and severe mental health issues for the rest of their lives. Here is one woman’s account of how she survived, one step after another, and chose her health over hatred. I was […]

My Story- How to Rise Above Abuse

My Story- How to Rise Above Abuse

Humans, and especially children, are hard wired to be resilient and rise above abuse.  We grab onto a glimmer of hope, health, and love, to make that our guide to recovery. From around 6 years old I remember being verbally and physically abused by my Mother. She would call me fat and ugly, even though […]

Mental Health and Addiction- Change And Recovery

Mental Health and Addiction- Change And Recovery

I was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2004. Over the next eleven years, I would be in and out of mental health facilities and on different medications. It took me getting into a program known as Family Endeavors for four years in 2010 to begin the difficult road to recovery, not only was I […]

I Finally Left and It was Final- Domestic Violence

I Finally Left and It was Final- Domestic Violence

So, how did I get to the point where I finally was able to leave him AND not go back to him?  It was actually a series of events within a short time period. First off, the last year with him I was at a all time low. I was making quite a bit less […]

My Recovery From Self-Injury

My Recovery From Self-Injury

Recovery means many different things to many different people.  It’s a very difficult and personal journey. Not everyone is strong enough to realize they need help, let alone know what to do once they get it.  You often hear people speaking about a place called “Rock Bottom.” The consensus is that to help yourself, you […]