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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

If you or a loved one is living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you are not alone. I have personally been living with PTSD for over 40 years, and I understand the challenges it can bring. In this space, I will share my story and provide tips and resources that have helped me in my journey of learning about and dealing with PTSD.

Living with PTSD can be challenging, as it may cause stress and fear even in safe situations. However, through my own experiences, I have found helpful tips and resources that have supported me in managing my symptoms and navigating life with PTSD. I hope that by sharing my story and insights, I can offer support to others who may be on a similar journey. Remember, you are not alone, and there are resources available to help you cope with PTSD.

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30 PTSD Self-Care Tips

30 PTSD Self-Care Tips

Here are 27 PTSD self-care tips to help you deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or even everyday stress. You certainly do not have to have post-traumatic stress disorder to see benefits from these. I built this toolbox of strategies and techniques that I...

My PTSD Story #3  – I Was Stalked by a Rapist

My PTSD Story #3 – I Was Stalked by a Rapist

TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE/RAPE Today, I am sharing my third PTSD story in a series about the trauma I have gone through, which led to my diagnosis of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. During the summer of 1983, I woke to the rattling of my bedroom window....

Possible Causes of PTSD, Besides Combat

Possible Causes of PTSD, Besides Combat

There are many possible causes of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The term PTSD is one I had long associated with soldiers returning from war. Shell-shock. Battle Fatigue. Combat Fatigue. Those were terms I had seen in movies. For years, I was living with the...

My PTSD Story #2  – Trapped at Home with a Burglar

My PTSD Story #2 – Trapped at Home with a Burglar

Trigger warning. This is my second of my PTSD stories – the trauma related events that led to me living with complex post traumatic disorder. My childhood home’s basement had just one exit. A long set of stairs on the south side of the house. At the top of the stairs,...

My Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Story

My Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Story

Have I told you my post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) story? Probably not. I have yet to tell many people, until now. After all, I tried to hide it for many years. This is my first time openly speaking (well-written) about it. You see, I was afraid people would...

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