You're a great writer, and you have a strong spirit.
It's been great talking with you in the chat room, and this is a great first post on which to build.
People don't like to talk about it because their afraid of facing what we face every day. The taboo keeps them silent. It's our job to break the taboo and force the normals to confront reality. It's not always easy, but you'll do fine.
You're my brother.
But he grew old, this knight so bold / And upon his heart a shadow / Fell as he found no spot on the ground / That looked like El Dorado.