PHOTO CREDIT: Pixabay Most often, when someone suffers a significant trauma, they’re encouraged to seek treatment. But Dr. Rachel Dekel, a professor at the Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, suggests that couples and families should seek treatment together. Why? Secondary traumatic stress is a real threat for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most people who think of PTSD think of soldiers returning home, fighting the demons of combat. Of course, that’s true. PTSD occurs when an event overcomes the brain’s ability to cope. The National Institute of Mental Health explains that PTSD occurs among those who have experienced shocking or scary events and have trouble recovering from the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with PTSD, it’s important to find a good therapist who understands trauma. Finding a therapist who treats PTSD can be stressful. It’s hard to know where to start and what to look for. There are a number of traditional and alternative treatments for PTSD. Wanda […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The call comes in the middle of the night. A tragic accident. Suicide. The betrayal and devastation of domestic violence. Sexual assault. In one stunning moment, your friend, colleague, church member, or loved one’s life has changed forever. And they’re turning to you for help. What do you do? It can be difficult to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Four years ago, forty-eight year-old Wanda Sanchez was clinging to a life without hope. Every day was a struggle to stay alive. She’d planned her suicide and had every intent to carry out her plan. For decades she’d struggled with nightmares, flashbacks, addiction, self-abuse, compulsions, and other behaviors she simply couldn’t control. Rehab was a […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
For the past three years, I’ve been speaking and consulting on post-traumatic stress disorder. After I accompanied my best friend for treatment that radically changed her life, I began to suspect that my life was unraveling because of untreated trauma. But I was different from other people who suffered PTSD. Or so I thought. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A few years back I didn’t know much about post-traumatic stress disorder. I know a lot more about PTSD today–from the inside out. I just returned from a week of outpatient therapy at Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT) in Morgantown, West Virginia, that changed my life. So here’s the REAL truth about people who live […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Another email came today. The 6th this week from someone who suffered from a lifetime of PTSD symptoms. Then they found life-changing treatment in the five- to ten-day outpatient program at Intensive Trauma Therapy. Someone who heard Wanda Sanchez’s story on a radio show, online, at a seminar, or at a professional training session. You […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m a survivor of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). For over four decades, I struggled to find a way to live my life looking like I was doing great. And most of the time I did that successfully. I was the executive producer of the longest-running conservative talk show in one of the top five […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
Last week my ninety-two year-old father fell twice and injured his back. He was placed in the hospital, where doctors ran a series of tests that revealed TIAs and a back fracture. The sad truth is that my father will continue to have TIAs and fall and the next call will be more ominous. As […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.