Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story is a memoir by Lynn C. Tolson. The story begins with her suicide attempt. In the aftermath, she commits to counseling. The reader accompanies the author through therapy sessions, where she reveals dysfunctional family relationships, including incest, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Her story illustrates physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. In sharing her inspirational journey, she provides readers with a message of hope.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Tolson 4 TEARS Says "BE REAL"
What can you do if someone reveals to you that he/she has been abused? You can
BBelieve her and believe in her*
EEducate yourself; share your knowledge
RReassure her that is was not her fault
EEmpower with information and resources
AAsk what you can do and do your best
LListen without judgment to what is said
*It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will be abused in his/her lifetime. The female pronoun is intended to represent both genders.