My Traumatic Stress - A New All Trauma Community If you're having a difficult time with a minor or major traumatic event, not PTSD specific, we now support all trauma types at My Traumatic Stress community. No diagnosis required. Hey gang, I'm new here, recently diagnosed, about five months ago. I just found this site, and I love the welcoming atmosphere. For a while I knew something was wrong, but was unable to see a psychiatrist until I moved back to California. I was born addicted to heroin and crack, middle child of 7, 5 of which also were born with similar addictions. As a child, little things like seeing the drugs in the bathroom (we lived with my grandmother, my mom just hung around when she wasn't locked up) were normal, I assumed that all the other children in kindergarten also had social workers, and was ashamed because this wasn't the case. When I was seven, my siblings and I were placed in foster care for almost a year before moved out of state to live with family. After 7 years of physical and mental abuse with that family member, we were put back in foster care again for a few months before being adopted again. I remember being ashamed to tell the other kids because they already thought I was a freak, it seemed so important back then. Anywhoo, that's a little about me, thanks for having me, I hope to make some friends here.