Breaking the silence
You have the right to express your opinions and experiences. Feeling that you cannot express your feelings or talk about what happened can make you feel unsafe, insecure, or lonely. It can also make the process of healing and grieving more difficult. At some point, you may also want to get involved in helping others or participating in action against domestic violence and injustice.
In addition to expressing yourself, you may also have important questions what happened. Accessing this information might be an important part of your journey and should happen in a way that helps you heal:
Remembering and healing
Remembering and connecting to your parent can be an important part of healing.
In fact, your relationship with your parent may continue to evolve across the different stages of your life:
There are different ways in which you can do this, even if you feel that don’t have many memories. The following are a few examples.
Taking care of your mental health
Life is full of important events, stages and changes, and you may want to reach out for help at different points of your life, and many children and young people find it useful to get professional support.
Finding a good counsellor, psychologist or support group can take time, money and energy, but it can be worth it:
You can find more information about sources of mental health support here.
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