After my very first Facebook Advertising campaign (and it was a very small campaign) I was delighted to be able to have 65 new members sign up for the Facebook page – and hopefully you will all sign up for this blog too. Families in Trauma is a new social enterprise and we are aiming to record through video or audio – families who have undergone traumatic experiences – and in turn share these videos to help others on our website.
We have fallen behind a few months due to believing that we were going to be moving premises – however, this has not materialised – and so – without boring you all with the details, I hope to be focusing more on my social media campaign and getting our videos on our website.
If you do check the website you will see that there is a lot to still be done – but hopefully you will also join me along this path and share in the journey of establishing a site which can realistically have families or individuals talking about their ‘real’ experiences. I am more than happy to respond to any suggestions any of you may have.
Most people who catch a glimpse of this site are drawn to the title – either because they or their family have suffered serious trauma. The consequences of this trauma can often be severe and when we start to look around for help – we find that, in reality, there is not much out there! Although doctors and specialists try their best to fill our needs, there is often so much more required and that is exactly why Families in Trauma has been set up. We need to go straight to the ‘horse’s mouth’ so to speak.
So we really are at the beginning of a journey together and I want to take you all along with me. Having experienced a family trauma personally, I know, it is not something you will ever forget. If you can’t talk to anyone at the moment – then just follow along online or share this link for the blog or for the Facebook page with someone else if you feel it will help them. Please do everything you can to keep reading and sharing this information because you never know who it will help.
I used to wonder what is the ultimate aim of this new social enterprise , and finally realised, I don’t need to have huge goals or unachievable aspirations – if I can help just one person to get through one more day – then I have achieved a huge amount!! We all know that a day in the life of a person suffering trauma can be endless – and you never know from the beginning of that day till the end of it – whether you will survive it – but if we can help individuals who are feeling like this to survive one more day, then we have achieved something of worth. I do not feel this is too huge a goal to aim for and I hope you also will join me in this whenever you can.
Don’t worry if you are not feeling up to much at the moment – just keep reading and checking in – then when you feel more able – share what you can to help others. It’s a great way to heal – one step at a time.