Just wanted to toss this out there. If you find yourself being victimized, and feel there is no place to turn for help, don’t believe those lies. An interesting thing I learned as a coach about the inner critic telling you what you can’t do: it’s actually a defense mechanism. It’s trying to keep you safe but it doesn’t always know how to do it, so it clings to base fears. It will say you can’t leave or change things because no one would understand, maybe something is wrong with YOU, you have no money, or no place to go. It means well but it’s not able to see the big picture when it is not safe to STAY. But there are resources out there which understand and will listen.


And for those considering harming yourself you can find some useful resources here, both for straight and LGBT people:

Suicide and Depression Resources (from Leelah Alcorn Memorial Page)