No protection from the abuse

My name is Kelley Richey and I currently reside in Aurora, Colorado but am originally from Kentucky. I was homeschooled up until high school graduation in a rural and religious area of what some know as the Bible Belt. I grew up one of six children. Our home life was...

11 Myths About Child Abuse

11 Myths About Child Abuse Separating Fact From Fiction   It can be challenging to sort facts from fiction sometimes. Often, people base their understanding of situations on things they’ve been repeatedly told, even if they’re not true. When it comes to...

Growing up was rough

Growing up was rough Growing up was rough, especially when you have a mother who is addicted to just about everything under the sun including her drug of choice…Meth. From an early age, my mother was an abusive, selfish narcissist.  My father, who was military, met my...

5 Self-Care Tips for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

5 Self-Care Tips for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse   Research over several decades has highlighted a long list of potential physical and mental health issues caused by childhood abuse. Dealing with childhood trauma can cast a long shadow into adulthood. That...