One Fact a Day

One Fact a Day

June 7 Fact Resilience: The ability to recover quickly from difficulties Building resilience is a healthy strategy for people with PTSD. Resilience helps you recover quicker and also be prepared for any future traumatic difficulties. These are a few ways to build...
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One Fact a Day

June 6 Fact Nightmares are one of the primary symptoms of PTSD. They often involve the same terrifying elements that occurred in the trauma. For example, the victim of a violent crime might dream about being chased by the perpetrator or being held at gunpoint.   Up to...
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One Fact a Day

June 5 Fact   The National Center for PTSD says that PTSD’s listing as an official diagnosis fills “an important gap in psychiatry in that [PTSD’s] cause was the result of an event the individual suffered, rather than a personal weakness.”  ...
One Fact a Day

One Fact a Day

June 4 Fact Trauma always precedes PTSD. PTSD is a severe stress reaction to trauma. The trauma can be recent, such as a violent attack, sudden loss of a loved one, a war experience, or a shocking betrayal. Or the trauma can be in the past and is just now coming to...
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One Fact a Day

June 3 Fact Today is Sunday. That won’t matter to some people who have PTSD. This relentless mental illness destroys the faith of many PTSD victims. “How could God let this happen?” “I thought God wanted good things for me. But PTSD has...
One Fact a Day

One Fact a Day

During a flashback, most people: -See full or partial images of the traumatic event -Notice any sense that is related to the trauma (such as hearing, smelling or tasting something) -Feel physical symptoms that they experienced during the trauma, such as pain or...
One PTSD Fact a Day

One PTSD Fact a Day

June 1 Fact PTSD symptoms fall into 4 categories: Re-experiencing: nightmares, flashbacks, fear Avoidance: isolating and avoiding triggers Arousal and reactivity: insomnia, anger Cognition and mood: memory loss, depression   PTSD survivors fall into 3 categories:...
Every Day Is a First Day

Every Day Is a First Day

Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done. –C. S.Lewis When we begin a day relying on God, our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts can take on aspects of his character. Loving. Forgiving. Calm. Patient. Kind. Just. Hopeful. Protective....