I’m Lorilee Binstock. I am a recovering trauma survivor but I like to call myself a Trauma Survivor Thriver. For more than 20 years I’ve lived with the secret and shame of childhood sexual abuse that I thought I was going to take to my grave. This secret manifested in severe anxiety, depression, a bi-polar misdiagnosis and several suicide attempts.
After seeking treatment with the help of my husband, I finally realized I didn’t have to suffer through this trauma. Facing your demons head on is a choice. It’s a hard choice and many people don’t even know where to begin. I am here to do my best to provide resources for you. Through interviews with mental health experts and my own personal story, I hope you will join me on this journey to mental wellness.
“Secrets are toxic to one’s well-being. If you don’t take control of them, they will own you.”
Throughout my podcast series, I’ll be divulging a little bit more about myself, hoping that people suffering from mental illness and/or trauma know they are not alone.
I am not a therapist. I worked as a journalist in radio and television, I also worked in public relations, but my goal has always been to provide an effective outlet for people who had something to say. I’m no expert but I know what questions to ask and I am here to find the experts and ask them for you.