Margaret

is creating resources for PTSD/Sexual Assault Survivors

1

patron

$9

per month
My name is Margaret. Almost 4 years ago, I was raped and in the time since then I have struggled a lot with PTSD. I have a year old puppy who is training to be a service dog to help mitigate my symptoms. 

That is a rather blunt way to start an introduction, but that information has been the main motivation for my actions the past few years. Since my assault, I have been driven to try to help people who may feel the way I do and to try to prevent them from facing some of the obstacles I have faced as I try to recover from my traumas. 

For the past 3 years, I have had an active tumblr account where I try to reblog resources and write about my struggles: http://recoverywithanasterisk.tumblr.com

I want to do a lot more to help others.
I am trying to build a website with resources: https://www.recoverywithanasterisk.com
I have a Pinterest account where I pin resources: https://www.pinterest.com/recoverywithana/pins/
I have an instagram for my dog (Where I post pictures daily): https://www.instagram.com/jjthesuperpup/
It is also a goal to write more service dog related content in the future. 

I would like to dedicate a lot more time towards these goals and creating more content. The reality is, even with a full time job, my PTSD related expenses add up to the point where having a little financial help can go a long way to help me work towards my goals faster. 

For those struggling with the aftermath of sexual assault or PTSD from any trauma, I give what I can freely. Please feel free to send me a message at any time and I will try my best to help any way I can. 

For people who may not have experienced the types of trauma that lead to PTSD, I hope you find a way to help if you are able to. Even reaching out to people you know are struggling can make a huge difference in someone's life.
Tiers
Pay If You Want
$1 or more per month
For survivors/people with PTSD who want to donate. You will have access to resources even if you don't donate. 
Ask A Survivor
$10 or more per month
For people who haven't experienced sexual assault. I will answer respectful, non-invasive questions once a month. 


For example: If you want advice on how to talk to someone who has experienced assault. 

- If you want to know my thoughts on a news story from a survivor perspective. 

-Clarify something you don't understand. 

PTSD Questions
$25 or more per month
For people who don't have PTSD. I will answer respectful, non-invasive PTSD/Mental Health related questions once a month. 


I am not a trained mental health professional. I can answer questions about PTSD from the point of view of someone with PTSD caused by sexual assault/abuse and I am will provide links I used as reference when answering outside my personal experience. 


This is for if you have questions about:

-symptoms of PTSD. 

-advice on how to react to someone's symptoms/help them find coping skills.

-general questions you may not want to ask your loved one with PTSD.


Superpup Supporter
$100 or more per month
At this level, you can support my Service Dog In Training. At this level you can get access to monthly puppy updates and bonus pictures not posted on Instagram! 


At this level, I will also answer a question you have once a month. 


Goals
$9 of $10 per month
At this goal I will write monthly posts updating my goals and taking suggestions for new goals. 
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My name is Margaret. Almost 4 years ago, I was raped and in the time since then I have struggled a lot with PTSD. I have a year old puppy who is training to be a service dog to help mitigate my symptoms. 

That is a rather blunt way to start an introduction, but that information has been the main motivation for my actions the past few years. Since my assault, I have been driven to try to help people who may feel the way I do and to try to prevent them from facing some of the obstacles I have faced as I try to recover from my traumas. 

For the past 3 years, I have had an active tumblr account where I try to reblog resources and write about my struggles: http://recoverywithanasterisk.tumblr.com

I want to do a lot more to help others.
I am trying to build a website with resources: https://www.recoverywithanasterisk.com
I have a Pinterest account where I pin resources: https://www.pinterest.com/recoverywithana/pins/
I have an instagram for my dog (Where I post pictures daily): https://www.instagram.com/jjthesuperpup/
It is also a goal to write more service dog related content in the future. 

I would like to dedicate a lot more time towards these goals and creating more content. The reality is, even with a full time job, my PTSD related expenses add up to the point where having a little financial help can go a long way to help me work towards my goals faster. 

For those struggling with the aftermath of sexual assault or PTSD from any trauma, I give what I can freely. Please feel free to send me a message at any time and I will try my best to help any way I can. 

For people who may not have experienced the types of trauma that lead to PTSD, I hope you find a way to help if you are able to. Even reaching out to people you know are struggling can make a huge difference in someone's life.

Recent posts by Margaret

Tiers
Pay If You Want
$1 or more per month
For survivors/people with PTSD who want to donate. You will have access to resources even if you don't donate. 
Ask A Survivor
$10 or more per month
For people who haven't experienced sexual assault. I will answer respectful, non-invasive questions once a month. 


For example: If you want advice on how to talk to someone who has experienced assault. 

- If you want to know my thoughts on a news story from a survivor perspective. 

-Clarify something you don't understand. 

PTSD Questions
$25 or more per month
For people who don't have PTSD. I will answer respectful, non-invasive PTSD/Mental Health related questions once a month. 


I am not a trained mental health professional. I can answer questions about PTSD from the point of view of someone with PTSD caused by sexual assault/abuse and I am will provide links I used as reference when answering outside my personal experience. 


This is for if you have questions about:

-symptoms of PTSD. 

-advice on how to react to someone's symptoms/help them find coping skills.

-general questions you may not want to ask your loved one with PTSD.


Superpup Supporter
$100 or more per month
At this level, you can support my Service Dog In Training. At this level you can get access to monthly puppy updates and bonus pictures not posted on Instagram! 


At this level, I will also answer a question you have once a month.