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Medical appointments and hospitals are difficult for people with DID and PTSD

I'm sitting in the ER again today. I guess I'm grateful it's not for mental health reasons, but I've had serious physical health issues lately. Obviously this makes my usual anxiety much worse. I've always been afraid of the doctor's, ever since I was a kid. It was weird and unfair that my little sister … Continue reading Medical appointments and hospitals are difficult for people with DID and PTSD

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We’re Not Broken

It's like banging my head against a wall and expecting it not to hurt. It's like walking on the highway and hoping I don't get hit. I don't deserve this shit. People who grow up being abused seem to end up on similar paths as adults. They either look for someone to abuse them, they … Continue reading We’re Not Broken

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The Pandemic and the Increase in Domestic Violence and Harassment

We are all going through a difficult time right now. Social isolation and being confined to our homes is affecting people's mental health. But for domestic violence survivors, being isolated and confined with their abusers can be dangerous, and even deadly. Their abusers know they're cut off from their usual supports. I urge people to … Continue reading The Pandemic and the Increase in Domestic Violence and Harassment

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Chronic Trauma and Love: A Story of Heartbreak and Hope

The love of my life died 4 years ago from a heroin overdose. When I knew her, she was a brilliant and beautiful person with a big heart. She was an amazing mom to her two daughters, and she put everything into raising them. Her boyfriend was an emotionally abusive alcoholic who used her for … Continue reading Chronic Trauma and Love: A Story of Heartbreak and Hope

What Everyone Should Know About Domestic Violence

**Trigger warning: details of domestic violence, may be upsetting to some. Unfortunately, survivors of trauma are often re-victimized throughout their lives. There are many reasons for this, but for me it was because it's what I was used to. We tend to seek out relational patterns that we're familiar with, even if they hurt us. … Continue reading What Everyone Should Know About Domestic Violence