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.

Have a look around at the resources on my site and be sure to subscribe to my Perks of a Psychotic Break emails where I send monthly ideas, resources, and stories from survivors like us.

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?)

LT you are not alone

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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Meet Laurie

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?