abuse

Hi. My name is Bam. I'm a grateful, recovering addict. My back story really isn't all that unique. My dad was a cop and my mom started her own business. We were your normal, everyday family. Fast forward to my 17th revolution around the sun. It was my first dance with the devil in the pale moonlight. My life would be forever...

My name is Fausto Castellanos and this is my story. One of my darkest childhood memories happened when I was around six-years-old. I was sexually abused by an older kid in my apartment complex. He had me perform oral sex on him. This incident brought about a lot of confusion, but I also felt a sense of validation—a sense of being...

My journey and mental health struggles began when I was around eight years old. I was suffering from bullying at school and by our neighbor's children. Also, I was growing up around domestic abuse at home. I always felt nervous and out of control of my thoughts and emotions. At first, these intense emotions kept me from eating, I would...

At the age of 13 I picked up my first drink. I was a little nervous and worried about how it would make me feel but my friend told me she had drank before, that it felt good and it was a lot of fun. I thought hell yea, being the depressed, anxious kid I was I'll try anything that...

Hi, my name is Monica and this is my story. My life starts out as what some would consider a tragedy. I was born in 1996 to an unstable mother and no father. This Resulted in my birth mother connecting with a man who would evidently sexually abuse my older sister and I. My birth mother, after an unknown period of...