Posts tagged abuse

Holding On Without Letting Go- A Family Suicide

Holding On Without Letting Go- A Family Suicide

I have always been a very emotional and sensitive person, my name is Donna and I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I have a 4 year older half sister who has Cerebral Palsy and numerous other disabilities, I also had a 2 year younger brother who was born very prematurely, he also suffered from […]

To Hell and Back- Recovery

To Hell and Back- Recovery

From a very early age I had to teach myself how to cope, and “my ways” were of course all the wrong ways. I was robbed of my innocence at 9 years old when my uncle started molesting me and it went on for years, as I suffered in silence, completely alone, and very confused. […]

The Day I Didn’t Kill Myself- Surviving Suicidal Depression

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Teenagers are especially susceptible to attempting suicide: I know first hand because I almost did. Call it fate, luck, or chance, but someone interrupted my suicidal trance at the last minute and pulled me back from the brink. The best part? They didn’t even know what they had done. I didn’t just wake up one […]

Top 9 Tips for Self Care

Top 9 Tips for Self Care

Living with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental illnesses takes a toll, often in more ways than we realize.  Our wounds leave us fragile and sensitive to the suffering of others. It is not uncommon for those with mental illness to find it difficult to read about certain subjects, view movies with disturbing themes, or even to […]

Domestic Violence: It Is Possible To Be Free

Domestic Violence: It Is Possible To Be Free

Part 1: A lot of Abuse On December 20, 2008 I came out of my bedroom (I was 17 years old at the time). I was sick and didn’t feel good so hadn’t done my chores it was hard enough to do my homework. So I came out of my room to take my medication. […]

Full Circle

Full Circle

It doesn’t start with me though does it? Both my parents were abused/neglected – My mom suffered incest, sexual and physical abuse…My dad was the last of 8 in a poverty stricken household…He was the “forgotten” child, left to his own often nefarious devices. My parents met in high school and after one abortion, decided […]