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 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...
PTSD and the Brain

PTSD and the Brain

Fact 23 PTSD and the Brain Several years ago, my counselor listened to my story. I was clearly in deep distress.  When I finished the heartbreaking tale, he said, “You have PTSD.” That meant nothing to me. I thought Great. If we know what I have, we can fix it. Nope,...
PTSD and Hopelessness

PTSD and Hopelessness

Fact 21 PTSD and Hopelessness Can you think of: The last time you experienced joy The last time you made a plan and saw it through How it feels when someone validates you A recent time when you felt confident and comfortable These are normal events and achievements...
Illnesses that Often Accompany PTSD

Illnesses that Often Accompany PTSD

June 20 Fact Illnesses that Often Accompany PTSD   People with PTSD have more than symptoms to deal with. These recovering sufferers must also deal with disorders that often appear with PTSD. These include: -Substance abuse. Drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling,...