Mike Skinner - Child Abuse Survivor vs. Mentally Ill Labels

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By Pennie Saum. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Mike so graciously agreed to join Pennie on the Brave and Unbroken Project's podcast, sharing his story and showing how its possible to survive out loud.

Mike Skinner is a musician, advocate, grandfather, father and child abuse survivor. His health concerns are the result of childhood and teenaged years filled with the pain and suffering caused by severe and protracted sexual, physical, and emotional abuse from Mike's parents and many of their friends. Mike's adult life has known the pain and isolation due to the stigma and discrimination of being labeled “mentally ill” – that stigma helped lead to a brutal assault and other traumas and violations upon him.

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