In the months following treatment for PTSD, I had a series of trigger failures. I hadn’t yet figured out how to stop my triggers from sending me into a downward spiral. I was exhausted trying to figure it all out. It was at this point that I knew I had to make a choice: confront […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) states that “exposure to one or more potentially traumatic events in a lifetime is associated with a host of potential negative behavioral and physical effects, ranging from mental illness and depression to substance abuse, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I am almost 5 years post-intensive PTSD/trauma treatment. Today I am 5 years older and a lot wiser in the ways of trauma and PTSD. Five years ago I just wanted to die. I didn’t care how it happened and had spent years thinking about how best to do that as I tumbled further and further […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
As my colleague at PTSDPerspectives.org prepare to train prison staff/clinicians/social workers, etc… I came across this interesting and informative article about PTSD and juvenile offenders. No surprise to me, although it is sad. But there IS hope for change! ========== Most young people placed in detention have experienced at least one traumatic event in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
NOTE: This is a blog post from our friends at Depressions Collateral Damage. Check out their blog, there is some really great stuff there! Remember growing up and being told to eat everything on your plate? When you complained you were told that the poor starving children in Korea (or China or Sudan – you pick […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The darkness. The compulsion to die. I couldn’t shake the obsession… no matter what I did. I prayed. I read the Bible. I ate. I ate more. I got high. And tried to get higher each time I used. I got numb. I zoned out. For months, my prayers had been short and to the point: “HELP!” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The following post was taken from our friends at DepressionBloggers. We thank them for offering insight into the issue of depression, which impacts so many sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder. This morning reading the papers from across the world, I came to an article about how Jennifer Anniston, an American actress, talked about her experience […]Continue Reading... No Comments.