Recently I’ve come across people who don’t seem to understand the battle that a Child Abuse Survivor faces after they’re no longer being abused anymore. The misconception that the pain is gone is not a new concept…but it needs to be addressed. There’s no painful experience that you don’t carry with you even after you’ve survived.
From anxiety to depression to serious lack of trust…survivors continue to struggle throughout their lives. As you know, victims handle trauma in different ways, but one thing is for sure, nobody comes out the same way they came in; For Good or for bad, change is inevitable.
If you have a friend whose a survivor, don’t forget to let them know you care.
If you know a current victim, don’t forget how much you can help them by speaking up.
No matter where you come from or who you meet, everybody needs a hand sometimes, everybody feels pain, don’t assume because a current situation is good, that they didn’t endure darkness.