My journey to freedom
Hello, my name is Emily Hick. I’ve to lead a long, dark, hard life. I was a victim of sexual assault by a family member for years and then later in life, I was raped. I carried both of these horribly tragic events by myself for far too long. This lead to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and eventually to suicidal thoughts and actions including cutting myself to try to escape the pain. I am fighting back, with the help and support from my husband and children. I am regularly seeing counselors and medical professionals. I am now on the right medication and see a counselor regularly to help me be the best version of me I can be. I finally found peace this May and am continuing to fight day by day to live free of these burdens and torments that crippled me for years. You can live free too - fight for your peace, that you can have. I share my story and journey on Instagram in hopes that it will inspire and encourage others who are going through similar battles. Advocating for mental health is so important to me. If I can touch just one person, one life with my story, then I’ve done my job.