Trauma: Hidden Wounds
Trauma is an internal wound you wouldn’t see.
It impacts my brain and for normalcy I plea.
My behaviors change and thoughts come without notice.
I may cry, be extremely sad, act out in anger and not be able to focus.
I have nightmares, I cannot sleep, I cry without warning, and I may appear I’m not present.
But society judges my behaviors it’s me they resent
Treatment can help me return to my base line state
I can be able to be present and in life, I can participate.
If people could understand that Mental Health is not a choice.
They can be more supportive and in the spirit of love, they can raise their voice.
We can all make a difference and make an effort to understand.
Sufferers are people and they should be part of, not banned.
-Thomas Donovan, MA, LCMHC