It happens in every kind of family, no matter what we’d like to believe. Girls and boys are sexually abused by adults in their households. Women and men are battered by their spouses. Even if our homes are loving and safe, many of us have experienced violence and trauma in settings too numerous to list. To begin to heal, we must create space for people to tell their stories—and we must listen without turning away.
Healing from Trauma & Abuse
I didn't plan to begin my journey as a mental health advocate during Mental Health Awareness Month, but that is exactly when it happened... ten years ago. In May 2006, I went through a bad emotional...
But we must recall the innate human dignity of every person, every prisoner, and recognize their need for healing, too.
Our most holy texts make it clear that we may not stand idly by while violence is perpetrated in our midst.