Sir Patrick Stewart is an amazing human being. A very talented actor known for playing the part of Capt. Picard in Star Trek Next Generation, Professor X in the XMen, and a brilliant stage actor, Sir Stewart is also a staunch advocate for victims of domestic violence.
Recently at Comicpalooza, Sir Stewart not only passionately answered the question a member of the audience asks, but at the end he embraces her and tells her “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” Yeah, even as I type this I am tearing up. Just watch it.
If you or anyone who know is being abused you can reach out to organizations like the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and RAIIN. Violence is never okay, you never did something that made you deserve violence.
For those struggling with PTSD, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a site with a lot of helpful information here. There are many other options in your area if you look and doctors now, unlike when Sir Patrick Stewart was a child, can diagnose and help people get treatment.
Please remember, you are not alone.