Be kind to people

I found a web page on 16 ways to help someone with PTSD.  After reading it several times, I decided it is great suggestion on how to treat almost anyone.  (I always use a qualifier since there are some people it doesn’t matter how you behave they are determined to make life miserable.) My comments…

Mental Illness

Debates rage about PTSD and mental illness.  Some say it is not an illness.  Some say that they don’t want to be labeled mentally ill.   Illness: a condition of being unhealthy in your body or mind : a specific condition that prevents your body or mind from working normally : a sickness or disease…

Strategize

I like to share other people’s point of view.  This is from Warrior’s Landing. Warrior’s Landing If you are wondering why you have difficulty surrounding holidays and/or anniversaries of traumatic dates – YOU ARE NOT ALONE. These dates can creep up on us and without realizing it often weeks or more before, the trauma Injury…

Emotions or not

Emotions are often wished a way… I wish I wasn’t sad. I wish I wasn’t angry. I wish I could control my emotions. Sadly, some wishes are fulfilled until no emotions are felt any more.  They have a psychology word for it dissociation. It is extremely unhealthy.  It is grey and nothing. I fenced myself…

Sample Plan

I woke up this morning thinking about sharing a sample plan and some inside thoughts on how I made my decisions.  I don’t want PTSD to rule my life, but pretending it doesn’t affect my life sets me up for failure. Basic questions when creating a Plan for an event. When is the event happening?…

Make a Plan

The holidays are coming….they come the same time every year.  Different holidays affect people differently.  For me, Halloween is just fun, no triggers.  However, Thanksgiving is at the top of my trigger lists.  The challenge is to sort out why the holiday is a problem then create a plan that helps you navigate the holiday. …

You need to know

List from PTSD SUPPORT AND RECOVERY: “Things People with PTSD Would Like You To Know PTSD can happen to anybody We can’t just “let it go.” We find it hard to trust people We didn’t ask for PTSD and we are trying our best It affects the entire family It causes a physiological change in…