Food for thought... 💭 If someone breaks a leg they receive get well soon cards, support from family and friends and the time needed to recover, if someone is suffering from a mental illness they will often get told to snap out of it, lose the support of family and friends and in many cases consider taking their own lives! We need to stamp out the stigma and provide the support these people really need. Be that person they need today. #mentalhhealthawareness#stampoutstigma
Good Morning 🌞 Today’s post has sensitive material. ⚠️ _
Today I stand with the woman who will be testifying about their abuse. I understand the courage involved in speaking about sexual abuse. I did not report the first time my father forced me to do fellatio. As a Deacon in the Catholic Church ⛪ I was sure no one would believe me. When a priest raped me after a confession I was too broken to speak out.
Instead I chose to internalize my abuse. This broke me. Leading to my #dissociativeidentitydisorder Agrivetad my Bipolar. Please grasp when we recall these attacks a part of us relives them. This is what PTSD is.
It takes a immense amount of strength to stand up and speak out. I salute every warrior who joins our fight against Shame. #metoo