Surviving My Past exists to validate and encourage all who have survived the trauma of abuse. My name is Matt Pappas and I am a survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse, and Bullying. This is my story of living with Dissociation, Anxiety, and PTSD, shared openly in writing, podcasts and videos.
The need for support and encouragement of abuse survivors has never been more important. No matter what type of abuse you have suffered, you are validated for what you went through and how you feel. Being a survivor is not a path any of us would choose, and we were dealt a hand that we had no say in.
So here we are, as adult survivors, trying to find our way in this world, experience healing and have the life we've dreamed of for so long. To experience life no longer through the eyes of a victim, but as a Survivor who will Thrive and Conquer our past.
I am here to not only share my story but to share your stories as well. To raise awareness, to inspire, and encourage everyone who has lived through trauma, to reach out and ask for help. To not be ashamed of what we endured, but to know that there is Hope, there is always Hope. You Got This Friend, Rock Your Survivor Journey!
Download my First E-book - Surviving Grief
This completely FREE resource is available to you, friend! It is my hope that it will serve as a source of validation, encouragement, and hope as you work through grieving your past.
Check out my weekly column on, The Good Men Project.
Listen to Surviving My Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spreaker, & aCast
Watch my videos recorded for YouTube and Periscope
Share your story or write about Mental Health!
I participate in a Social Interest Group on The Good Men Project, to help drive change & awareness.
Join countless amazing survivors in weekly Twitter chats! Heal and find Support among fellow survivors.
If you would like more information about joining secret, safe, Facebook groups with other survivors, just contact me. Run by my friends at Trauma Recovery University.
· Stigma Fighters
· Men's Movement
· Video Chat with Jodi Aman
· Reveal to Heal
· End the Stigma
· Still Standing
· This is what a Person with Mental Illness Looks like
· Sick Not Weak
· My Life and Mental Illness
· Trigger Points Anthology
· Mental Health Open and Raw
· I am Project
This blog exists to validate and encourage all who have survived the trauma of abuse. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, and bullying, Matt shares his journey with others to raise awareness and inspire everyone reach out for help. You are not alone!
Disclosure – This site is dedicated to my thoughts and personal life experiences only. I am not a licensed mental health or physical health professional. I am just a regular guy sharing my story of healing and recovery; and hoping to inspire others to reach out and ask for help. To let all who read this, all who are survivors of any type of trauma, to speak up and raise awareness.
My stories and insight are my own. I do not offer advice or treatment options for any condition, mental or physical. I encourage you to seek the help of a professional therapist, counselor, medical professional, or coach when dealing with any Mental Health, physical condition, or disorder.
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