Going to school and speaking with people in my field of interest, I have learned that a healthy childhood is EVERYTHING. Which is why i will always be involved with youth. That big purple book consists of every single mental disorder that exists. If it were not for childhood abuse or neglect, most of those disorders wouldn't exists at all and that book would be the size of a pamphlet. Our jails would be dang near empty, and we wouldn't be losing so many of our loved ones to addiction. So do not be silent if you know children that are being abused emotionally/verbally or physically. SPEAK UP. Childhood abuse causes emotional pain, self-loathing, and emptiness. You have the power to build them up and show them that their abusers were wrong about them.
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