you are not alone.
Addressing our mental health can be key to our body’s overall well-being. Toxic stress can cause neurological, immune, inflammatory, cardiovascular, or metabolic issues. Many of us have found that the best place to start working on our mental health is to share what we’re going through with someone we trust – whether that’s a partner, a friend, a healthcare provider, or another member of your community. Consider reaching out – a conversation can be the start of feeling better.
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) raises awareness of the impacts of abuse, and supports a community for survivors. They created the Louder than Silence: Ending Child Abuse and Neglect Survivor Community, a free online community where people can feel safe anonymously discussing their experiences among others who are likely to understand.