Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Living With Complex-PTSD

It's hard to be comfortable with anyone when your brain has been wired for fear and distrust.

Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash

Growing up in an abusive childhood home sucks, to say the least. When you become a prisoner of your family life, under the control of an abuser, your life can leave you battling every day with the aftermath of the trauma. Psychological damages can alter how your…




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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Doreen Barker

Doreen Barker

Creator of Stories of Food Production, Farm Girl, Writer of Life and Mental Health, Abuse Warrior and Mentor

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