Misunderstandings

Two articles were brought to my attention, both discussing mental health/depression myths. http://lifehacker.com/the-misconceptions-about-mental-illness-we-need-to-unle-1711647132 “Mental Health Problems Last Forever” “Only Violent or Unstable People Have Mental Health Problems” “You Can’t Handle Relationships” “You Can Just Snap Out of It” “Treatment Is a Waste of Time” or worse, “Only weaklings seek counseling.” All of these are misunderstandings…

Mr. Rogers

I read this on Facebook.  I remember watching Mr. Rogers as a teenager since my little brother was watching it.  I remember his kindness, so at odds with what I experienced. Tom Joad And then I found this. “I don’t mean to dishonor the other stories here. But there is one I wanted to add.…

Rock and a hard spot

Living with PTSD is living between a rock and a hard spot.  In order to have medical insurance cover any of the treatment for PTSD, it must be in the latest DSM-V, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder.  Unfortunately, heavy prejudice exist for anyone diagnosed with a mental illness.  The DSM-V organization posted this…

Reviewing the year

My email reminder that it is time to pay for this website came.  I thought about the past year.  The posts, comments, and how much time I put into maintaining/adding content.  Some days the thoughts fly off my finger tips creating posts that I am pleased with.  Other days, well, are other days.  The main…

Can’t avoid Triggers

My counselor commented I was a field filled with trigger land mines.  Can’t avoid hitting them when they are everywhere.  I appreciate this morning reminder on Facebook. PTSD Break The Silence Because we often cannot avoid triggers, it is important to learn ways of coping with triggers. Effective, healthy coping strategies for lessening the impact…

Forums

I tried forums and online communities but sadly I get super overwhelmed by the concept I must read all of it.  I actually tried with one forum.  I spent hours a day until I realized, I can’t do it.  I can’t read and respond to everyone.  I realize that is not the purpose of forums. …