PTSD ~ When a child comes to you…

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If my parents had of believed me when I was eight years old, I wouldn’t have been in therapy for 20 years healing from the impact of their ignorance.   Thank you, Mom and Dad

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I am a Mental Health Advocate for mental illness Stigma. In 2007, I created the "Living in Stigma" blog, with the purpose and anticipation of educating people about mental illness. Depression is part of this illness, which intertwines with those struggling with PTSD, chronic pain, and other invisible illnesses. I am a chronic migraine sufferer myself, and a sexual and emotional abuse survivor. My passions are writing, poetry, and art. All abuse Survivors are also Warriors.

8 thoughts on “PTSD ~ When a child comes to you…”

  1. Oh my gosh yes if only my mom would have believed me! I was so young when she introduced me to an old couple, she wanted to be my fill in grandparents after mine died. My life was ruined by s narcissistic mom who never cared for me. I’m old now myself and it never has gone away, the feelings of not good enough and feeling alone.

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    1. Those feelings, despite therapy, never really leave. It destroys your soul when you are a child, let down when you need the people you thought you could count on failed. The anger and cruelty from a narcissistic mother are so confusing, at least for me it was, as I used to question constantly…..”Why the heck does this woman hate me so much”. Now I know! You are a survivor and a warrior! Hugs xx

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    1. It surely is. When you can’t run to your parents, the people you are supposed to trust, what is a child supposed to think. How confusing is that? Thanks for your comment and opinion. 🙂


      1. What’s awful is when you do run to them and they don’t care and you then feel that you don’t matter and that nothing matters and you are nothing. That is how I felt for a very long time.

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        1. It’s a horrible way to feel and you carry it with you during childhood and into adult life. You are told to come to your parents if you feel unsafe, yet when the time comes they let you down. Extremely confusing. Thanks for commenting and sorry you had to experience this also. Hugs to you. xx Deb

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