“The essence of trauma is that it is overwhelming, unbelievable, and unbearable. Each patient demands that we suspend our sense of what is normal and accept that we are dealing with a dual reality: the reality of a relatively secure and predictable present that lives side by side with a ruinous, ever-present past.”
― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
"I feel so out of control of myself, my thoughts, my body. It takes all I have to get through the day. My heart is racing, my thoughts are spinning, and as much as I want to I can't take a deep breath. This is exhausting."
"It's so difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness." J.K. Rowling
"You are not alone.
You are not to blame.
With help, you will be well."
"My story matters because I matter. I am absolutely enough."
"Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and be who you are."
"There is nothing wrong with grief. It's a natural extension of love. It's a healthy and sane response to loss. That grief feels bad, doesn't make it bad; that you feel crazy doesn't mean you're crazy."
-Megan Devine, It's OK That You're not OK