What if I told you I’ve had a psychotic break?
Believe it or not, psychosis can actually be a good thing.
Years ago, I had a psychotic break, the culmination of years of subconsciously avoiding the truth of what had happened to me as a child. It was awful, scary, and stopped me in my tracks. But it was actually what I needed.
What I needed, you ask? Yes, because it brought clarity to my life. There was no more wondering why I continued to fall into dangerous situations and hang out with the wrong people. No more of the questioning, why did I have issues with relationships (personal and professional)? I put a stop to those tendencies tripping me up. Once I was able to see myself clearly, I was ready to set out on my journey to healing.
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Let’s throw Big-T Trauma in the Big-T Trash.
You deserve to have the words to communicate your experiences and a supportive environment where you can share. I didn’t, so I know how hard it can be when you feel alone. I share my story as a backwards blueprint. Maybe it will help you. At least, it will tell you what not to do. (Bar fight, anyone?)
You are not alone.
I’m on a mission to help trauma survivors understand that. You deserve a safe community and practical resources.
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Can a psychotic break lead to a better life? Sometimes. After surviving rape and domestic violence, I fell apart in 2007 when I recovered a childhood sex abuse memory.
I’m sharing my story now, not just for entertainment value, but to empower others who might still be struggling.
A happy, healthy life could be just within reach for you. I think it’s worth a shot. Don’t you?