PTSD

I try to talk about it. I try to ask about it. I try to make a space for these realities.

Why It’s 100% OK To Talk To Me About My Time In Foster Care

When we think of foster care or wards of the state or orphans or homelessness, we hear poor. We hear the forgotten. We hear hopeless. We hear other. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile    |   10.25.16   |   SHARE
Voices
Ultimately, his love was stronger than my fear. And, I surprised myself to discover that so was mine.

Childhood Tragedy Made Me Terrified of Settling Down

When I was six years old, my mother and three close family members were killed in a sudden and public tragedy, hurling those of us who survived into Read...
Sex + LoveVoices
"What can I do to keep my fear from tearing us down?"

Ask Erin: Help! My Trans Partner’s Desire To Be Male Terrifies Me 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to…Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   10.21.16   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
If I stop taking my medications, what will my life become? (Image: Thinkstock)

I Have A Mental Illness; Should I Have Children?

I live with bipolar II disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, and complex PTSD. I take Effexor, Klonopin, Depakote, and Adderall. I knew I Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   10.6.16   |   SHARE
FamiliesMinds
I want freedom.

How I Coped And Survived My Life — After Being Abused

Trauma has a way of breaking people down. It's consumed almost every moment of the last 15 years of my life- from the mental health consequences, Read...
Renee Fabian    |   09.6.16   |   SHARE
BodiesMinds
Unlike my childhood, near-daily exposure to fatphobia is not safely in my rearview mirror. That makes healing all the harder. Image: author.

Take The Cake: Fatphobia Gave Me PTSD

I think a lot of us are probably walking around with mild PTSD, anxiously calculating risk and making plans about what and who to avoid.... Even Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.11.16   |   SHARE
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I Have C-PTSD But You’d Never Guess Why

When my therapist told me in 2012 that I presented with symptoms of PTSD, I was relieved, but also in disbelief. Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   08.3.16   |   SHARE
Minds
I want to feel and share deeply, intimately. I can’t admit any of this out loud. Image: Thinkstock.

Denial Won't Help Me Recover From Trauma

[M]y therapist pointed out there’s a huge discrepancy in the way I present myself. On the one hand, I am a successful working person who seems fine Read...
Renee Fabian    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
Minds