Childhood abuse survivor Lauren says she can’t listen to country music because that’s what her mother and stepfather played to drown out her screaming. “When I hear it, it just all comes back.”

On Wednesday’s Dr. Phil, Lauren talks about her ongoing struggles with addiction, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and multiple attempts to commit suicide because of the trauma she suffered as a child.

Lauren’s girlfriend, Janae, is also brought into the discussion. Then on Thursday, Lauren’s older sister, Blake, discusses what she knew about Lauren’s ongoing abuse, and why she felt powerless to help.

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