Ways to help PTSD

Reposted from Facebook PTSD Break The Silence 16 Ways To Help A Friend With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Helping Someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder It can be hard to handle having a close friend or family member with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may struggle with irritability, have problems sleeping at night, be…

Backing off

I backed off from all things computer.  I am refocusing on family, friends and sanity.  My friend let me review the mess I tumble into.  It wasn’t actually my mess but choices of others affected me in a negative way.  Work went from mildly stressful to job hunting to didn’t want to get out of…

Warts and all

I decided when I started this blog to tell it like it is…all of it, warts and all.  Some of the encouraging pages I studied glossed over the tough days.  They jump forward to the future saying tomorrow will be better without addressing the distress today.  I don’t do time warps. On some days, PTSD…

Wishing I was in counseling

Tonight is one of those nights that I wish I was still in counseling with my first counselor.  He let me email him when I felt tremendous internal pressure and I needed to let off steam without harming anyone, myself included.  He wouldn’t always answer.  Many times it would be a short acknowledgement that we…

Something to work on

Every once in awhile I run across an article that hits a tender and mending spot.  For many years my emotions were unavailable to me and in extension to my children.  I didn’t do this on purpose.  It has to do with how I was raised.  I am working at changing it.  I change slowly.…

All in my head

I heard the “All in my head” from the time I was 15 years old.  I went to medical doctors first trying to understand what happens to me body.  When I can go from lots of energy to 0 in less than 10 minutes.  (One of the reasons people with PTSD are sometimes diagnosed with…