Healing Is
Not Linear

It's about mental health

Healing Is
Not Linear

It's about mental health

Major events happen throughout our lives, leaving their mark and forever changing our path and outlook on life. There are many mental health issues that may have led you to The Game or kept you there for far longer than you were expecting.

The following information is not meant to diagnose, but rather to explain some of the common mental health obstacles others who have left The Game work hard to overcome while healing from the trauma.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Following a traumatic event (such as poverty, a sexual assault, car accident or witnessing a violent or deadly crime), the person experiences flashbacks, nightmares and anxiety. As a result, the person may be easily agitated, have trouble sleeping, and become disinterested in everyday activities.


Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

Occurs when an individual experiences ongoing trauma (such as being kidnapped, being in an abusive relationship, or experiencing ongoing sexual or physical abuse), the person may have excessive or unexpected mood swings, have problems with their memory, be obsessively focused on their abuser, feel shame or guilt for what happened, and isolate themselves from others.



A brain disorder that can occur due to a combination of biological, psychological or social circumstances. The person has a general disinterest in regular activities, may withdraw from those around them, feel overwhelmingly sad, have trouble sleeping and a loss of appetite.



A disorder that can cause an individual to experience unreasonably high levels of stress that are out of proportion.  A person may have panic attacks, worry obsessively, suffer from compulsive behaviors and have racing thoughts.

There are past versions of you, that are so proud of how far you've come.


There are past versions of you, that are so proud of how far you've come.


Most mental health care issues are treated with various types of counseling and therapy, and when appropriate, medication. Consider the resources on this page as learning tools for having healthy relationships, improving your diet and creating exercise routines and practicing self-care.


Credit @ Bianca Ramos


Credit @ Bianca Ramos


Credit @ Bianca Ramos

Healing Your Inner Child

Summary of the Lessons and Six Steps of Inner Bonding by Dr. Margaret Paul


Become mindful of your feelings. Decide that you want 100% responsibility for the ways in which you may be causing your own pain, and for creating your own peace and joy.


Choose the intent to learn, to love yourself, and others. Making this choice opens your heart, allows Divine Love in and moves you into your loving adult self.


Compassionately dialogue with your core Self to discover how you are treating yourself or what you are telling yourself that is causing your wounded pain. Dialogue with your wounded self, exploring your false beliefs and the resulting behaviors that may be causing your pain. Explore your gifts and what brings joy to your core Self.


Dialogue with your spiritual Guidance, discovering the truth and loving action toward yourself. 


Take the loving action learned in Step Four.


Evaluate the effectiveness of your loving action

Trusting your intuition

From the day you were born, you were given intuition. A gut instinct, you may call it. In your life, someone or something tried to bring it down. It is time to start trusting yourself again.

Take time to tune into your inner voice; be still and listen. Begin to ask the questions: