Hello! My name is Ashley and I started Survivorhood LLC for those who, like me, are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety and/or the aftermath of an abusive relationship.
I have struggled with PTSD, depression and anxiety for several years. My conditions surfaced as a result of the physical, sexual, mental and emotional abuse I endured at the hands of my ex-husband and his family.
My journey has been a special kind of hell. In addition to losing jobs and income, I lost the essence of who I was and at times, the will to live. It wasn’t all about losses however. I gained a revolving door at my medical facility, a mountain of medical bills, enough prescription medication to start a small pharmacy and feelings of being weak and incompetent.
Each day was uncertain. Some days were great. I felt confident, productive and purposeful. There were other days I was so triggered I could hardly get out of bed and was consumed with guilt for letting people down.
I share these struggles openly and honestly. I share my experiences so you don’t feel alone or “crazy.” I share these stories so we can come together in our Survivorhood and gain strength in our adversities. More importantly, I share in a loud voice, the reality of our everyday lives – not only to help end the taboo that has been mental health, but to shed light on the consequences of domestic abuse.
In addition to my personal experiences, I have posted numerous resources that I wish I would have known about when I had my first thoughts about leaving.
I am strong. I am brave. I am Survivorhood.
Together, we are stronger. Connected, we are brave. United, we are Survivorhood.
Please note that I am not a licensed mental health therapist. My posts are based solely on my own personal experiences, which may differ from your own personal experiences.