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You are invited to share your story on surviving personal violence — domestic violence, war/military trauma, suicide, sexual assault, parental/child separation, parental incarceration, homelessness, human trafficking, secondary trauma, substance  abuse, hate crimes, etc.
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Our Goal: At Hey Trauma, we are expanding the conversation to “What happens after trauma enters your life?” for all survivors who experience violence and those also impacted — their partners, friends, and family. Not only is a broader conversation needed, but a broader understanding surrounding the mental and physical AFTERMATH of violence in general…without shaming, blaming, invalidating, or placing the survivor on trial. We at Hey Trauma, want to destigmatize life post personal violence, increase trauma awareness, and give voice to what is often silenced, dismissed, and shamed.
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Hey Trauma, The Day We Met


 
 
 

Hey Trauma, The Day We Met


I once ran away from home thinking it was where the ghosts lived, but it turns out they've been inside me this whole time, haunting the halls of my hollow chest.

Trauma, you may be able to find me in the quiet moments, but you will never win this battle. Knowing you so well has made me stronger and more determined. I will prevent you from making an acquaintance with others where I can, and one day I am going to help develop the tools to fight back once and for all. Enjoy your stay while you can– it won't be long.