Things to say

Friends and family sometimes don’t know what to say when I am having a bad day.  When I am having a bad day, it is difficult for me to communicate what I need.  My counselor had a talent for saying just the right thing at the right moment.  He also had a PhD and 30…

Similar frustration

My friend posted an article about cancer patients that are bombarded with ‘easy answers’ and ‘insensitive advice’.  Steven Thrasher the author shared his sister’s experience with cancer.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/26/do-not-tell-cancer-patients-cures-they-could-be-doing She fought for 15 years before the cancer beat her.  He shares how people advised her to drink juice, do yoga, be cheerful and many other less…

Communicating TBI and PTSD

Early in my counseling I learned that TBI and PTSD have many similarities.  They also have plenty of differences.  PTSD Break the Silence is a page on Facebook.  If you have Facebook, I recommend adding this page to your resources. PTSD Break The Silence Tips for Communicating with People with TBI (Note: Many people who…