Abuse and Addiction Are Devastating: I Choose Not to Be a Victim

Lauren Sherry shares a poignant family story of abuse, addiction and violence, and argues that such suffering needn’t necessarily lead to the misery of victimhood. From an early age I knew my dad was an alcoholic. He’d had an odd relationship with his parents. While I was raised smothered with affection, by contrast my dad Read more

How a Dog Called Amadeus Could Change My Life

Charlotte Farhan is a local resident who suffers from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of child abuse and sexual assault, which has left her agoraphobic and unable to leave the house alone for nine years. Here, Charlotte writes about why her best friend Lisa started a crowdfunding campaign for a psychiatric assistance dog, Read more