The various abuses and traumas I’ve suffered include childhood sexual abuse; being kidnapped by a group of young men; babysitting two small children and having the estranged father return drunk and violent, screaming, yelling, and trying to beat his way into the house; and of course, both schoolyard and workplace bullying.

Anyone would think the abuses would be the most damaging, but it doesn’t appear to be so in my case.

When I suffer flashbacks, they are more frequently of the workplace bullying. Although I do have some flashbacks of all of the other traumas, they are much more sporadic.

I will say, though, the sexual abuse presents itself more frequently in dreams.

This Reuters press release rings so true to me.


Bullying may be even worse for mental health than child abuse