Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

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by Rose on Aug 23, 2018, 12:44AM

It is hard to understand why the my health is so poor after abused from the first thirty years of my life. I keep thinking that I am supposed to be stronger and better since I escaped the abused. I am not understanding why I am struggling so much and hate the fact that I do.

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by EileenFlores on Aug 23, 2018, 01:53PM

Rose, I am sorry to hear that you experienced abuse in your life, but I am thankful that you are safe now. I encourage you to find a local counselor to talk with about your experiences. The Trauma Survivors Network is focused on survivors who have experienced a traumatic injury and hospitalization. Here are some resources that may be helpful to you. National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA) 1-800-662-HELP… Thinking of you today as you continue to heal. Eileen

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by bmunsky on Aug 24, 2018, 03:30AM

Hi Rose, What I read from your post is that it took a strong woman, you, to survive 30 years of abuse. You feel like you should be healthier and not struggling as much as you seem to be right now. It;s like you beat the odds so why is life still tough or a struggle. I get what you are going through. That’s why I am responding to your post. I want to help. Since you mentioned that you were abused I wanted to give you the toll free number to the National Domestic Violence Hotline ,1-800-799-7233. This service is available 24 hours 7 days a week in every state in the U/S. They can refer you to many different resources that for shelter, counseling, food, and many other resources for anyone involved in domestic violence / abuse. Hope this helps. I wish the best for you. Bruce