Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Royal Commission – severe childhood abuse, can be a lifetime sentence.


“A woman who was sexually assaulted at a Sydney girls home in the 1960s has told a Royal Commission she thinks about killing herself every day.

Ms Mulquiney said there has not been a day where she does not think about killing herself but she keeps going for her “beautiful” children and grandchildren, the Daily Telegraph reports.”

I feel so deeply for this woman who is now 59. To suffer for decades, from abuse she should never have been subjected to.

Severe childhood abuse, can give you a lifetime sentence, and yet the abusers, aren’t given lifetimes sentences. They are often not sent to prison at all, or given sentences that do not reflect in any way the devastation their victim(s), will suffer, often for decades, or a lifetime. Victims, often result from the abuse in having mental health illnesses developing, relationships are affected, quality of life, severely affected.

Even when these child abusers are given lifetime sentences, due to ‘choosing’ to being repeat offenders, who have committed severe acts of child rape, they are appealing and being let out early. Because their ‘human rights’, are more important. And they very often go on to re-offend and more children are severely abused and more lifetimes sentences of suffering occur.

How is that justice?

How is that morally okay?

How is that wise?

And then society often tells these abuse victims, to ‘get over it, ‘move on’, ‘stop living in the past’, ‘let it go’. As if it is choice.

Victims, didn’t have a choice when abused. Victims don’t have a choice about getting mental health illnesses.

And yet society, treats them worse than the sex offenders.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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