A Ladder in the Dark : My Journey from Bullying to Self-Acceptance.
FORGET LEXINGTON!" "I dug a deep hole in the back of my mind to place a shoebox of all the bullying memories that happened to me growing up in Lexington, Massachusetts. By making this hole and burying these memories, I hoped to forget what had happened to me and move forward with my life. I covered the hole with a lid and spray-painted the words "ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. DO NOT OPEN!" But memories don't just go away ... This true and inspirational story of Alan Eisenberg's life offers a raw and honest portrait of a bullying survivor and takes you on a journey that, in the end, leads to recovery and solutions to help heal from the trauma of the long-term effects of bullying. The issue of the long-term effects that bullying has on people is brought to life through Alan's story and how he tried to suppress the childhood trauma brought on by bullying, but finally had to confront it when anxiety, self-esteem issues, and finally depression set in. How childhood bullying affects us into our adult years. In his quest to find answers to what happened in his early life, Alan shares his discoveries of what Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is. How to recognize it's symptoms. Alan also shares how he learned to make peace with the past in order to move forward and not let it haunt him any longer.
- Paperback | 204 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
- 17 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Alan Eisenberg
Alan is the founder and Managing Director of Bullying Recovery, LLC, whose mission it is to help those who suffer from the long-term effects of bullying (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or C-PTSD) find the help they so desperately need by providing media, materials and support through links to seek and receive the help. He is a graduate in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech and has been producing video, print, and multimedia material for over 25 years, including several PTSD training products. Alan has also been a writer his whole life. He is a survivor of youth bullying and has turned that experience into being an anti-bullying activist and blogger. In 2007, Alan started his blog site about the long-term effects of bullying. Since it's inception, the site has had well over a million visitors. Alan has been featured in "The Boston Globe" on "NPR" and several other podcasts discussing the issue of bullying. More recently, Alan has written a biography of his experience dealing with the C-PTSD, anxiety, and depression that developed due to the years of bullying he experienced as a youth. Alan is married and the proud father of two grown young men.