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Young People

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Help with dating abuse for teens (USA based)
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Crisis Support

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Yes, Things Get Worse Before Things Get Better

One thing about trauma in PTSD is that it starts to show itself when you’re safe(r) than before. Our brains are working on overdrive trying to protect us and to handle all the threats and to keep us alive after the earth shattering trauma(s) we lived through. We feel scared because we know how bad…

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