Christine Rose joins us this week, to discuss her childhood, which included verbal and physical abuse, and her subsequent years growing up with multiple instances of sexual assault and even rape. Christine didn't report any of these instances because she simply thought this was 'normal behavior' or that it was somehow 'her fault'! It took nine specialists, and her then Husband to finally convince her that she had been the victim of rape, and it was then that she slipped into a deep mental health crisis. This was just the beginning of Christine's journey, as she discovered what PTSD meant, and was able to start processing her feelings and experiences. The next part of her story takes on more tough topics as her husband had a major accident, and they eventually split, just as Christine was beginning to start her healing process. Join us to hear how Christine survived, and better still started enjoying her life as an award-winning author, technical writer, digital nomad, and international pet sitter!
She now blogs and writes about trauma recovery, providing tips and tools for managing psychiatric injury, depression, and anxiety. Her memoir, One Reason to Live, follows her healing journey after these multiple traumatic events and the end of a 15-year marriage.