How many people with a mental illness or addiction have trauma?
You’re not sure? Almost 100%.
Can you relate to having trauma in your life?
Did you blame yourself for bringing it on you?
Did someone help you heal?
Not everyone gets help or healing from their trauma.
The punishment for being someone who was traumatized is being judged by society. Rather than help them through their trauma, their mental illness or addiction, we throw them away. We call them unworthy and undeserving instead of having compassion for someone who was traumatized.
We judge instead of helping. It is easier to judge than it is to help someone.
I can relate to that, can you?