The Power of Getting the Right Support When You Need It

The Power of Getting the Right Support When You Need It with Erin O’Callaghan

In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I’m joined by Erin O’Callaghan, a volunteer for A Voice for the Innocent. Erin joins me to share her story of how she has benefited from finding people who support her after not being supported while dealing with incidences of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Erin was sexually abused by her older brother one time between the ages of 8 and 9 and then sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in college.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

These attacks have led Erin to deal with anxiety, panic attacks, and struggle with intimacy.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Sharing her story, getting involved with A Voice for the Innocent and helping others, writing, and studying psychology have all helped Erin get to where she is today.

What Erin does today:

Erin is a student at the University of Cincinnati and a volunteer for A Voice for the Innocent.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Erin's Answer: You will be supported.

Links Mentioned - The website for A Voice for the Innocent

Facebook - Erin's Facebook profile if you'd like to get in touch with her

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