PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, What is it?

What is PTSD?

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The #Timesup and the #Metoo movement has had a deep effect on me. I was a victim of sexual abuse during my childhood. Now, I am a survivor.

I feel that in remaining silent about my abuse for so long hampered my personal growth and healing and stifled my ability to help others.

But #timesup for me to be silent.

For the sake of others who I know personally that have been abused and are still suffering in silence, #timesup for me to be silent.

For the women I don’t know that are suffering due to the abuse the experienced, #timesup for me to be silent.

For children that are in a situation out of their control that are being abused now, #timesup for me to be silent.

For children who may potentially be abused in the future, #timesup for me to be silent.

I am ending my silence and choosing to speak publicly and advocating for myself and others so there can be healing.

In my videos, I will be speaking truth and the truths I have learned along the way.

I can only honest and direct about child abuse.

Yet it is not my desire to be gory in talking about details, being inappropriate, or offensive in anyway.

I reference the book The Courage to Heal by Laura Davis and Ellen Bass. I advise all survivors of child abuse and their supporters to get a copy.

Feel free to leave me a comment or provide feedback in the comment section below. I welcome commendation and criticism alike. Bring it on, let’s talk about this issue.

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I am Paula Hines Lonergan and #Timesup for me to be silent.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These are my personal viewpoints and experiences. I, Paula Hines Lonergan, am not political, involved in politics, taking sides in a political matter, or making a political statement in this video. Nor I am endeavoring to be controversial. I am not trained clinician or doctor. Please consult your own doctor for treatment.

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Sexual Abuse Telephone Hotline (RAINN) 800.656.HOPE (4673)
National Hotline for Crime Victims
1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) [24/7 hotline]
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1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

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