“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
- Maya Angelou
Though it may not feel like it sometimes, just like emotions rise up, they too must fall down. These feelings don’t have to be permanent. Sometimes the feeling of shame may be holding us back from asking for help or the fear that no one would understand us.
Your experiences and feelings are valid. We believe you. We hear you. We see you.
In this guide we’ll show you:
It can be overwhelming to make the steps to increase your safety and to get better. Feel free to give yourself permission to ask for support! If you you would like more info on how to get help, you will find it ready in the next part of the guide.
“You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side.”
- Chinese Proverb
Disclaimer: This guide has not been put together by mental health professionals. It is not intended to be medical advice. It has been crowdsourced by survivors and volunteers of Chayn. Care has been taken in reflecting the experiences and knowledge of people around the world, including therapists but information in this guide should be taken instead of certified medical advice. Please seek professional support.
Getting better & moving on: A guide for mental healing after abuse and trauma by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.