Do you isolate yourself from other people, find it hard to trust anyone, and are you struggling to develop healthy relationships?

Well, it may be more than just going through your adulting season. It could be something deeper.

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You still may be carrying the painful scars of childhood trauma.

Check these out.

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According to Leonard Holmes of Verywell Mind in his article How Childhood Abuse Changes the Brain, “Childhood abuse and neglect results in permanent changes to the developing human brain. These changes in brain structure appear to be significant enough to potentially cause psychological and emotional problems in adulthood, such as psychological disorders and/or substance abuse.”

Child abuse is “when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child,” ChildHelp defined.

So hindi lang ito physical. Pati sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect kasama.

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Noong bata ka pa kasi your brain is busy developing and growing. But trauma can disrupt this process that leads to damaging effects, Nicola Kirkpatrick explained of BetterHelp in her article What To Do When Childhood Trauma Holds You Back.

One of which is depression.

Sabi ni Felicia Nevarez, LCSW, as cited in an article by Kathleen Hall of Sharecare in her article How the Impact of Child Abuse Extends Into Adulthood, “It feels [to the child] like the abuse is their fault. They can have a sense of unworthiness, which can lead to feelings of depression.”

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Are you in an abusive or toxic relationship pero ayaw mong bumitaw?

Isa din ‘yan sa mga effects ng child abuse.

Kapag lumaki ka kasi sa isang abusive home, more likely you’ll stay in an unhealthy relationship kahit alam mong mali and nakakasama sa’yo, Nevarez said.

Another is having low self-esteem that can result to harmful behaviors such as eating disorders, alcoholism, substance use, and crime, Nevarez continues.

But then, the good news is that it’s not too late to find healing.

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You may reach out for counseling services or mental health professionals na tutulungan ka to uncover and process your trauma the correct way.

Our hotline is open for you 24/7. Feel free to call us at 737-0-777 or text 0999-227-1927.

You can break the cycle of abuse and start a new beginning.

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Promise ni God sa 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

Yes, bago na ang lahat!

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