The Importance of Resilience in Overcoming Trauma . In an interview with Chris Lengyel of Help Me PTSD, Melissa and I discuss the importance of resilience in sustainable trauma or PTSD recovery.
Everyone has bad days–sometimes even a string of them put together. When you are dealing with PTSD and learning to manage yourself , there are some things that can really help on those shitty days.
PTSD Is Not A Pissing Competition . I was contacted by a female veteran who made it very clear to me that she believes that REAL PTSD was only something that people in the military could experience. I very firmly and politely disagreed.
It’s difficult to know if someone cares for you when you are dealing with PTSD in relationships.
If you have experienced trauma, some people just want to sit and hear your horror stories. Others want fodder for the gossip machine.
How PTSD Affects Daily Life . When a man’s wife becomes his ‘caregiver,’ the natural order of marriage is destroyed. If a woman acts like your mother, it is impossible to be intimate with her.
#DEALWITHIT is a PTSD self-help book for veterans, police and trauma sufferers
Tips for Living with PTSD .
What Happens when PTSD is triggered ?
Lack of sleep will make you cranky and out of sorts. It will affect your memory, may lead to accidents, weaken your immune system and even make you fat!
Here are 4 simple things I do when I am struggling with PTSD nightmares and flashbacks.
I looked out over the crowd , a mixture of both veterans and nonmilitary personnel. I asked What About Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Self Care? The room was quiet.