For now …

For now …

Just want you to know that I’m taking a break for a while. Need to relax, regroup, recover some more. If anything comes up that’s urgent, please contact me via the form on this site. Blessings.
Worrying About the World?

Worrying About the World?

Recently, I’ve been answering some very interesting questions on Quora, an information-exchange website. Many of the questions concern anxiety and worry. Do you find that PTSD has lowered your worry quotient? We spend so much time in our heads, so it seems completely...
Step Away From PTSD

Step Away From PTSD

When trauma hits, shock waves shoot through your life. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) sweeps in next and shatters your very being. What’s left of you (not much) begins a sojourn into suffering.   Did something like this happen when you got PTSD? It’s not...
Fireworks and Flashbacks

Fireworks and Flashbacks

All over the United States, people are gearing up for an exciting Fourth of July, complete with loud and showy fireworks. But many people with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) dread this national holiday. Many veterans’ hearts sink as they anticipate a holiday...
PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Fact 28 PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) Both PTSD and ASD are caused by trauma. The primary differences between them are when the symptoms occur and how long they last. ASD can be diagnosed only within the first four weeks after a trauma. After a month, it’s...
PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Fact 28   PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)   Both PTSD and ASD are caused by trauma. Two differences exist between them: when the symptoms occur and how long they last. ASD can be diagnosed only within the first four weeks after a trauma. After a month, it’s...
PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness Day

Fact 27 PTSD and the Military Today, June 27, 2018, is PTSD Awareness Day. I thought it appropriate to honor the military today because it was the first leader in researching and treating PTSD. We also owe an unfathomable debt to soldiers and veterans, who have...
PTSD’s Onset

PTSD’s Onset

Fact 26: PTSD’s Onset Just as PTSD strong-arms its way into people’s lives, it also controls the timeline of its development in traumatized people. For some individuals, the traumatization begins with the tragic event and never stops. After a month, if a person is...
PTSD and C-PTSD

PTSD and C-PTSD

One Fact a Day June 25 Fact PTSD and C-PTSD   In recent years, mental health professionals have identified another type of post-traumatic stress called “Complex PTSD” or “C-PTSD.” While PTSD occurs after a trauma, C-PTSD occurs after chronic or repeated traumas....
Can PTSD Be Cured?

Can PTSD Be Cured?

June 24 Fact Can PTSD Be Cured? This question usually causes great controversy among both professionals and people who have PTSD. No one wants to say PTSD isn’t curable. A better question might be: Can PTSD be controlled? The answer to that question is most often a...