April is child abuse month, so I wanted to give a shout out to all the children (often now grown) who have survived monstrously terrifying adult parental figures and the families who failed to adequately protect them. If you made it this far, chances are you are a brave, creative and noble soul with a lot of personal resources going for you that helped you make it.
In case you don’t already know it, I want to be clear it was not your fault.
There are a lot of trained clinicians who know how to help you reclaim your life and piece together a solution that can transend the things that happened to you. If you can harness these experiences and build a better today the world will be a better place and you will be able to use your wisdom gained to help others find thier own best solutions.
David J Berndt
Phot credit: by Brean