MHCAN of Santa Cruz

Mental Health Client Action Network

​The *ONLY* Mental Health PEER RUN Organization

in Santa Cruz County, California 





My Life Story    


                   by Linda






​My life began here in Santa Cruz,


California where I was born.  From an


early age I have suffered severe


traumas.  At 4 years of age a neighbor


molested me.  3 months later my father


murdered the man.  6 months later I


was playing with a girl that lived down


the street and her parents molested me.


 At 6 years old my brother started to


beat me up, this lasted for ten years.




    At age 9 years old my father tried to


molest me and 3 months later he was


murdered.  


            Also at age 9 my mother's


sister kidnapped me.  At age twelve my


mother told me that I was born half


male/half female and that I was


mistake never meant to be born.




  At 13 I started to cu t on myself.






 Also at age 13 I was gang raped in


San Francisco.  





   AT age 16 I had my first


hospitalization and breakdown.






   At 17 years old I started to date


hoping to find someone to love me.


 Sadly, I never found love.


At age 23 I got married but all I got


from my husband was abuse.  




From 23 years old on I was in and out


of many hospitals.  



    AT age 48 I am on the right


medications and live in my own apartment


and am doing well.  



Thank you for reading about me.