PTSD

Why I’ll Never, Ever Get Over My Girlfriend’s Murder

You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it.

You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it.

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I’m A Rape Survivor; This Is How My Husband & I Handle Intimacy

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Assault does not disappear because the new identities of “spouse” or “mother” accumulate in your wake. This is how my husband and I handle intimacy.

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You Never Know When Sorrow May Strike

A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well.

A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well.

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How To Heal From PTSD Caused By Childhood Or Emotional Trauma, According To Science

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Did you know that only about 11 percent of the people exposed to trauma develop PTSD? You can heal from emotional trauma.

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I'll Keep You Safe, Mom

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I stood in the hallway and tentatively pushed the bathroom door open, holding my breath as I peered into the darkness, waiting for it to bump into

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I’m A Therapist With Mental Illness

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The most valuable thing though, being a therapist with mental illness, is that I get it. I know how desperate you feel to change your life.

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I Didn't Realize Moving Meant Packing Up My Trauma, Too

I have to pack boxes and go through things that remind me of all the lives I’ve lead and throw away things that no longer serve me.

I cannot fix the fear and anxiety and overwhelming sadness about this upcoming move. The frightening truth is this: the only way out of it is through.

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When Your Addiction And Depression Are In A Codependent Relationship

So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction.

So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction. They battled silently and stealthily for control over my body and mind.

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When Veterans Come Home: My Grandfather And His Demons

World War II veterans suffered acutely at the hands of a society intent on a single conformist vision of life that did not include mental illness. (Image of Pat courtesy of the author.)

I'm trying to unearth the secrets of my grandfather’s story of when veterans come home. I'm looking at what happened to the men of WW ll.

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My IEP Gave Me PTSD: A Student's Perspective

Although the IEP meeting had good intentions to help me, it led me down a path of low self esteem and a lot of self doubt.

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