MHCAN of Santa Cruz
Mental Health Client Action Network
The Only Mental Health Peer-Run Organization
in Santa Cruz, CA
My Life Story
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 cut 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.