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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

This post is by Sara of Wishing Tree. Purpose Writing helps me access that which I cannot speak. I write in order to release – to free myself of all that entraps me – to give a voice to all of the parts inside of me that cannot make a sound. Writing teaches me to… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sara (Wishing Tree)

book cover: The Silent Scream by Maria Alfieri
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Silent Scream

The Silent Scream: An Anthology of Despair, Struggle, and Hope is put together by Maria Alfieri. There are 10 other contributors to the book using their full names, including myself, and other writing anonymously. In the introduction, Maria writes: It is through our vulnerability that our liberation from our inauthenticity starts. Through honest conversation we… Continue reading Book Review: The Silent Scream

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health, Trauma and PTSD

Emerging Blogger: Shanon (Surviving Childhood Trauma)

This post is by Shanon of Surviving Childhood Trauma. A Childhood of Abuse, an Adulthood of PTSD I always struggle with how to begin my story, what parts to share and how exactly to word it. My abuses were so severe, my trauma so impactful that my memories are broken and there is no sense… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: Shanon (Surviving Childhood Trauma)

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Kat (It’s On Random)

This post is by Kat of It's On Random. And I Never Told Anyone ⚠️ Trigger warning So this one is quite a bit different from my normal posts, but I think it’s very important to talk about. Not just for my sake, but for all those who had to endure any sort of uncomfortable situation like this… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Kat (It’s On Random)

book cover: Shattered by the Darkness by Gregory Williams
Book Reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book Review: Shattered by the Darkness

Shattered by the Darkness by Gregory Williams is a heart-wrenching account of childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by the author's father over many years. The book contains detailed descriptions of sexual abuse, sometimes with multiple abusers.  There's nothing gratuitously graphic in the descriptions; still, readers who've had similar abuse experiences should carefully consider whether they're at… Continue reading Book Review: Shattered by the Darkness

Book cover: I walk with a limp by Barbara A. Lawrence
Book Reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book Review: I Walk With a Limp

I Walk With a Limp: My Personal Journey as a Trauma Survivor by Barbara A. Lawrence describes the impact of the physical, sexual, verbal, and psychological abuse she first experienced as a child at the hands of her family.  She writes about the PTSD she developed as a result, along with a myriad of other… Continue reading Book Review: I Walk With a Limp

Book cover: Shattered by Patricia J Grace
Book Reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book review: Shattered

In Shattered: A Memoir, Patricia J Grace tells her story of the lasting impact of childhood sexual abuse.  This abuse occurred at the hands of multiple brothers, as well as others, after the death of her father.  While her mother was aware of the abuse, she did not intervene to try to stop it.  Disturbingly, when… Continue reading Book review: Shattered

book cover: Untangled by Alexis Rose
Book Reviews, Trauma and PTSD

Book Review: Untangled

In Untangled: A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph, Alexis Rose offers raw, forthright descriptions of the repeated abuse she experienced in childhood and into adulthood.  I would caution anyone who has experienced abuse themselves to carefully evaluate whether they are far enough along in their own healing to feel safe while reading this kind… Continue reading Book Review: Untangled