Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving

Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving Author Michelle Stevens PhD
ISBN-10 0399173382
ISBN-13 9780399173387
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons
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A riveting memoir that takes readers on a roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to triumphant success Dave Pelzer author of A Child Called ItMichelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her Shes only eight years old posing for her mothers boyfriend Gary Lundquistan elementary school teacher neighborhood stalwart and brutal pedophile Later that night Gary locks Michelle in a cage tortures her repeatedly and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims Little does she know that this will become her new reality for the next six years Michelle can also pinpoint the moment she reconstituted the splintered pieces of her life Shes in cap and gown receiving her PhD in psychologyand the universitys award for best dissertation The distance between these two points is the improbable journey from torture loss and mental illness to healing recovery and triumph that is Michelles powerful memoir Scared Selfless Michelle suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder anxiety and depression and made multiple suicide attempts She also developed multiple personalities There was Chelsey the rebellious teenager Viscous a tween with homicidal rage and Sarah a sweet little girl who brought her teddy bear on a first date In this harrowing tale Michelle who was inspired to help others heal by becoming a psychotherapist sheds light on the all too real threat of child sexual abuse its subsequent psychological effects and the best methods for victims to overcome their ordeals and ultimately thrive Scared Selfless is both an examination of the extraordinary feats of the mind that are possible in the face of horrific trauma as well as Michelles courageous testament to their power

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Scared Selfless

Scared Selfless Author Michelle Stevens, PhD
ISBN-10 9780698185562
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 304

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ISBN-10 9780399173387
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 304

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