Building a tool box

PTSD follows a life changing event.  Not everyone that has a life changing event has PTSD but everyone with PTSD had a life changing event or series events.  CPTSD, Complex PTSD, is difficult for some people because there is not one main event but many things that build up to create a dysfunctional way of…

Reluctant diagnosis

I was in counseling for several years before my counselor reluctantly supplied a diagnosis.  I wondered for a long time about this.  My boss at the time, demanded I give an explanation as to why ‘medically,’ I blanked out sometimes.  All my previous bosses accepted the statement that at times I stopped functioning and it…