Though rarely talked about, childhood traumas can affect the victims well into adulthood. Harrowing events like enduring the passing of a close friend or watching a beloved family member succumb to mental illness can sometimes even result in varying degrees of PTSD. It's a wonder, truly, that any child can endure such tragedies, as many adults would not be able to cope with them.
Children are resilient, and more often than not, they survive their traumas. Some even share their experiences to encourage others and to warn those in similar situations. Reddit has created a forum where people can share the disturbing moments of their youths and in a rare turn of events, the Reddit submissions are predominantly poignant and thought-provoking. In some instance, responders even offer their condolences and inquire about the well-being of original posters. Some of the tales collected below may not be the easiest reads, but they are certainly a testament to the enduring nature of young people everywhere.
Her Mum Chased Her Into The Bathroom
Her Mother Couldn't Recognize Her
This Father Left His Child As Collateral At A Gas Station
One Child Found A Pile Of Animals In A Neighbor's Yard