Trauma Recovery, Race and Mental Health (podcast)
Trauma changes us and the way we see and experience the world. Recovery and healing from trauma are real and possible.
“The more people I tell about it, the more they feel like they have someone to talk to, and that breaks down the stigma.”
“It gave me something to think about, rather than the dark thoughts. It keeps me going.”
The Pros and Cons of Disclosure
Disclosure needs the right time and strength. When the door opens, the weight lifts off your shoulders.
The 5 Stages of Disclosure
Reach out. Talking to people and sharing experiences, helps heal not only yourself but also inspire other people.
“For me it was very important that I do see recovery as a process. You don’t just hit a peak and all of a sudden, you’re recovered forever.”
“I want to see what I can do now, more than ever. I want to prove it to myself. What can this new Tara be capable of?”
“It feels good when you can let out, If you bottle everything out its going to come out one way or another.”
“I always thought of it as only a curse. But now I realize it is also a blessing in many ways.”
“I am so much stronger than I used to be…I’m really proud of myself…and I’m living my life for the first time in many, many, many years.”