Toward Insanity - A Story of Trauma and Trying to Return to the Real World

Toward Insanity - A Story of Trauma and Trying to Return to the Real World

This is a story about captivity.  I was a victim of a violent crime and instead of assistance, I was treated as if I was a criminal.  The fact that someone believed I was a criminal did not and cannot change reality.  Believing something doesn't make it true.  Ideas about what a person believes do not change the facts about what really happened.  Something happened in the past and the past cannot be changed.  A lie can cause others to believe something that is false.

The horror of the event can only be conveyed when I describe my own experiences.  I can describe what I felt at different times, what I heard and saw.  I will take you inside my head and show you my perspective.  This is a first-person account of events that happened to me.  I will try to explain what was going through my mind and what I observed.  You will observe my experiences through the words I am about to share.  

I felt I was going insane, literally crazy.  It was like a nightmare that lasted for almost two years.  I had countless traumatic experiences daily where things seemed like they were not real.  It seemed more like a bad dream.  People around me seemed like they were a threat to my safety and well being.  Normal people appeared to be inhuman.  They were not acting like a normal human would or should respond to a person in distress.