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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


The day we met, to say that was a shock would be an understatement. I was not ready for you. You were not suppose to happen, not by your perpetrator. Let's face it, there's nothing normal about you. You're that unwelcomed entity that comes to: rob us of our sense of peace, security, trust, and confidence; create disharmony and unnecessary chaos.

You come with the sick intent to leave despair, hurt, confusion, but what you – Trauma – don't understand is that we are stronger…can be stronger than you. You teach us the necessary lessons and in the long run, we are the ones who come out victorious. So as sad as this may sound – Thank you Trauma.