Service helps healing

I have too much to do.  I’m not coping I can’t handle one more thing.  NOW you recommend that I give service? So went my counseling session so many years ago.  However, I already knew the answer. I developed 7 simple changes to start taking back my life years before I started counseling.  Service was…

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…

Mourn with those the mourn

Sorrow, sadness, grief expressed and felt for those that suffer through out the world.  It is OK to grieve together.  Yes, symptoms of PTSD such as anxiety, overwhelming emotions, and nightmares, to name a few, may increase during times of tragedy.  I do not believe that grieving with France, lessens or negates, the sorrow caused…

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…

Emotional Blackouts

Another name for numbing, dissociation, loosing heart, deep depression, void…..similar to physical pain a person can only take so much emotional pain than the emotional heart shuts down.  One of the distressful symptoms of PTSD is this emotional shutting down.  The mind still works.  I felt aware of other people I just felt so shutout…