Category Archives: Mental Health

Notes From a Homeschooler: Michelle Hill’s Story, Part Three

You can follow Michelle Hill at her blog notesfromahomeschooler.blogspot.com At best my mother is toxic, at her worst, she’s been emotionally abusive.  I’ve now come to realize that during my childhood, along with self-harm and restrictive eating, I also suffered from depression. My parents are now more controlling than ever since I’ve moved away to college. Not in the physical

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Pain and Pastures: By Nancy Scott

“Trauma as I define it is anything that overwhelms the body’s ability to regulate itself. Our flight/flight/freeze response is located in the sympathetic nervous system, marked by elevated heart rate, shallow breathing, narrowed peripheral vision, and tightened muscles that are ready to run or fight at a moment’s notice… I’ve worked as a therapist for about fifteen years now, ‘somatically’ with people like Flora for about ten. I have found that working with the body is essential for resolving traumatic memory.”

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I Shall Not Live in Vain: Jael’s Story

“It was not so much homeschooling that traumatized me as much as my mother’s mental illness. This was hidden by homeschooling, and the pain that damaged me came from the constant exposure to her psychiatric illness. I feel like someone roasted me over a fire, leaving me with burns to rest the remainder of my life, and I didn’t even know at the time what fire was.”

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