My childhood trauma and its impact on my mental health

When I was a young person, I faced some traumatic events that had a big impact on my life. It was something that changed me in so many ways and I’m still dealing with the effects of those experiences today.

Growing up, I didn’t feel safe or seen, and I carried that feeling with me into adulthood. Those feelings of insecurity and fear stayed with me for a very long time, and still often haunt me in moments of vulnerability.

It has been hard to open up about this aspect of my life because of the stigma surrounding mental health issues, but slowly I am realizing the importance of speaking out about it. For too long, I have allowed these traumas to control my life by defining who I am and how I interact with others.

I want to be able to move forward from this experience instead of being chained down by it - but it hasn’t been easy. It’s taken therapy, self-care practices such as journaling and exercise, reading up on mental health topics, reaching out to loved ones for support…the list goes on. Curiosity around how my mind works is what helped me piece together why trauma can shape our lives in such a powerful way. With knowledge came understanding - understanding came acceptance - which then created healing in its own special way.

We all go through different episodes in our lives; this one just happened to be particularly challenging for me personally. The effects are still here but now I manage them better than before thanks to the progress made both mentally and emotionally. As hard as it was to get here - from the scared child within to an adult who can own her story - it has been worth fighting for every step of the way.


Thank you for sharing your story. It takes a lot of courage to open up about traumatic experiences, especially with the stigma surrounding mental health. I can relate to feeling insecure and carrying that into adulthood. It’s an ongoing process, but it sounds like you’re doing everything you can to heal and move forward. Therapy and self-care practices have been so helpful for me too. It’s great that you’ve found ways to manage the effects of your trauma and that you’re seeing progress both mentally and emotionally. You’re not alone in this and it’s inspiring to hear how you’re owning your story and fighting for your well-being. Keep taking those positive steps and remember to be kind to yourself along the way. You’re doing great.

Hey, thanks for sharing your story. I can relate to feeling like traumatic events from my past still affect me today. It’s really tough to carry those feelings of insecurity and fear into adulthood, but it sounds like you’re doing all the right things to work through it. Therapy, self-care practices, and reaching out for support are all huge steps in the right direction. I’ve found that understanding how trauma can shape our lives has been a big part of my own healing process too. It’s so empowering to see progress in managing the effects of those experiences. Keep taking those small steps forward, and don’t forget to be kind to yourself along the way. You’re not alone in this, and your bravery in sharing your story is helping break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Keep going, you’re doing great.