Silent Screams

Domestic and family violence does not touch just one life, it touches many. It not only scars that individual, it impacts the children, family, first responders as well as the communities.   The feelings of shame and helplessness and having nowhere to go or to even where to look is real.  So, with these brave and courageous individuals,  Silent Screams was born to highlight stories and photos of survivors who want to help others know they are never alone.

  • As hard as she tries, her anxiety attacks and depression have a way of paralyzing her, keeping her in their possession. She was first diagnosed at the age of 15 after an attempted suicide.  The Dr. gave her a prescription for Prozac and it helped...

  • When I close my eyes, I can still see her jumping up and down on her bed and giggling with excitement. My spunky, little baby girl whose spirit and light shone brightly as she danced around like music was always playing. She was sweet and...

  • A beautiful story to courage by Lorna Dancey about a Canadian man whom she met through Jodi, who offers family support from Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society . He endured and suffered in silence for far too long and reached out for help. His situation was deeply...

  • It was Friday and she had an early morning yoga class to teach. Sometimes he joined her but that day he decided to stay an extra hour and sleep in. As she kissed him goodbye with a promise to text him after her class, he...

  • She loved and she trusted him and he hurt her. She was 5 years old when the first one sexually abused her. She told and no one believed her. It happened again at 8 years old, but a different man this time. She told, but...

  • Have you ever been so honest that it scared you? When I began writing my first song called “House of Secrets,” I scared myself. Even though my family and I had agreed to share our story of transformation, it dawned on me, “Are we revealing...

  • If you look closely, his scars tell his story. He grew up an air force brat.  His home life was regimented but his parents were loving and compassionate.  They couldn’t understand why he started to cut himself, they did everything they could to help, but...

  • As she was led down a cold and sterile hallway, she looked down to avoid the harsh florescent lights that hurt her swollen eyes, “This isn’t happening she thought to herself, how can this be happening when I just saw you”? Her body trembling and...

  • Cynthia works tirelessly as a member of the National Family Advisory circle that brings together families of Robert Picktons’ victims and to make changes in the system that failed them, this is her sisters story. Her laugh was infectious and once you heard it, you...

  • One day back in 1987, her mother jokingly said to her, “go to University to find a man”. She had always dealt with poor body image and low self-esteem so at the time, what her mother said to her, made sense. She met him in...