Survivors

Chelsea

Chelsea, 27, spent four months at the St Louis home in 2008.  She has written prolifically on the subject of Mercy Multiplied and her personal experience, initially through her personal blog The Pink Propaganda and later on Mercy Survivors.  In addition, she has written feature pieces published on MTV Voices and Reve Life, and was interviewed for an article published on Dysgenics: Dispatches from a degenerating mental environment.

She loves writing, sci fi and satire, and hopes to write a book some day.  She hates making her bed and loves taking her dog for a swim.

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty, truth and compassion against injustice, lying and greed. If people all over the world did this, it would the change the earth.”  ~ W. Faulkner

 

Sarah

SarahSarah, 33, graduated from the Sydney home in 2006 where she spent 12 months, prior to its closure in 2009.

Sarah initially wrote about her Mercy Multiplied experience on her personal blog, Sarah’s Collage, which helped her reconcile her Christian faith, mental health struggles and her time at Mercy Multiplied.  She has also written pieces for The Cult Foundation, and has shared videos and written investigative pieces for the Mercy Survivors website.

Sarah is passionate about empowering others who are emerging from spiritually abusive experiences.  In her free time, Sarah enjoys good food, correcting Facebook randoms on their grammar, and experimenting with various forms of writing.

Sarah is a wife, a mother, and a thinking Christian.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” ~ Edmund Burke

Anna

Anna avatarAnna spent nine months at Mercy Multiplied’s residential home in Nashville in 2005-2006.  It was years before she was able to look past the words that Mercy Multiplied said to see the damage that their actions had on her and her healing journey.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently a doctoral student at a southeastern university pursuing her PhD in Neuroscience.  Her research focuses on developmental aspects of the behavioral neuroscience of stress and trauma, which allows her to speak authoritatively on the psychological effects of Mercy Multiplied’s clinical and ethical practices.

As a survivor of severe childhood abuse, Anna loves to blend scientific knowledge and personal experience.  She writes to make sense of life and often allows other people to listen in as well.  She shares some about her Mercy Multiplied experience on her personal blog, External Mercy.

When she’s not writing, researching, or studying, you can find her pondering existential questions in her hammock swing on her front porch, looking up unimportant information on the internet to satisfy her incessant curiosity, making a mess in her living room doing artwork, or binge-watching BBC television on Netflix because her brain’s too tired to think anymore.

 

Britt

BrittBritt, 25, spent 13 months in the now-defunct Sydney home between 2006-2007.

In her personal blog Hits and Near Misses, she writes about mental health, relationships and her reflections of her time at Mercy Multiplied.

When not writing, Britt also enjoys music, photography and travelling.

You cannot find peace by avoiding life” ~ Virginia Woolf

 

 

Lily

LilyLily spent six months at the Lincoln home, graduating in 2010.

Lily has blogged about her time at Mercy Multiplied on her personal blog, La Petite Maman.

 

 

 

 

 

OA*

OAIn 2003, OA spent 10 months in Australia’s Sunshine Coast facility which was closed in 2008 following abuse scandals.

OA is an over-comer and survivor.  Despite staff telling her she would “never change” and was “beyond help”, she has gone on to do great things with her life as well as overcome and survived the damaging words and treatment received at Mercy Multiplied.  

In her spare time, OA enjoys arts and crafts, jewellery making, cross stitch knitting and crochet.

Cut the ties that hold you back, then spread your wings and fly

 

Kathryn

KathrynKathryn spent two months at the Nashville home in 2003, followed by three months in the St Louis facility  in 2008.

Kathryn lives in Ontario, Canada and loves cheer leading (both performing and coaching), gymnastics, and working with children.

Her personal blog Comfortably Numb contains some of her poetry inspired by her time at Mercy Multiplied.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

 


Torie

Torie spent time in Australia’s Sunshine Coast home in 2008.  The home was closed shortly thereafter following high profile media exposure of the abuse scandals.

Torie was later interviewed about her Mercy Multiplied experience under psuedonym Sarah Mac for No Illusions Podscast Network.

Jessica

JessicaJessica spent six weeks in Mercy Multiplied’s Lincoln home in 2010.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys swimming and drawing.  She is also passionate about helping others in need.

We choose the love we think we deserve” ~ The Perks of Being a Wallflower

 

 

 

Naomi

Naomi spent nine months in the Sydney home, which closed in 2009 following widespread allegations of abuse.

Naomi was interviewed for and quoted in a number of articles at the time the Mercy Multiplied scandals were first reported in March 2008, making the way for many other survivors to come forward and share their stories.