PTSD (acrostic) *


*Note: The 3 minute video link is worth every second of your time.

So, does PTSD ever go away? No, but with effective evidence-based treatment, symptoms can be managed well and can remain dormant for years, even decades. But because the trauma that evokes the symptoms will never go away, there is a possibility for those symptoms to be β€œtriggered” again in the future.

🌎 βœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

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27 thoughts on “PTSD (acrostic) *

  1. An emotional video, but you are right, it was worth my time. I am going to save this – it is not uncommon for the writing workshop participants we work with to suffer from some form of PTSD, and while we would not necessarily share it, due to its triggering potential, it is a powerful reminder of what some people are dealing with. Thank you for sharing. πŸ’“

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  2. I am so moved right now. Phew. That was a powerful video, and I agree with you, and echo, Michele, completely worth my time. This is an important post, my friend, one I appreciate you for publishing today, and one I am grateful to have read, watched, and listened to. β€πŸ™πŸŒ·

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    1. Thank you, Jeff. Appreciate your heartfelt comment my friend. It is time to shed light on mental illnesses.

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      1. Since so much of our lifelong health comes from our childhood experiences, childhood mental health-care should generate as much societal concern and government funding as does physical health, even though psychological illness/dysfunction typically is not immediately visually observable.

        β€œIt has been said that if child abuse and neglect were to disappear today, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual would shrink to the size of a pamphlet in two generations, and the prisons would empty. Or, as Bernie Siegel, MD, puts it, quite simply, after half a century of practicing medicine, β€˜I have become convinced that our number-one public health problem is our childhood’.” (Childhood Disrupted, pg.228).


  3. Trauma from unchecked toxic abuse (ACE) typically results in a helpless child’s brain improperly developing. If allowed to continue for a prolonged period, it acts as his/her starting point into an adolescence and (in particular) an adulthood in which its brain uncontrollably releases potentially damaging levels of inflammation-promoting stress hormones and chemicals, even in non-stressful daily routines. It can make every day a mental ordeal, unless the mental turmoil is doused with some serious form of debilitating-addiction chemical-concoction consumption.

    The pain β€” which unlike an open physical disability or condition, such as paralysis, a missing limb or eye β€” is very formidable yet invisibly confined to inside one’s head, solitarily suffered. True hell.

    My own experience has revealed that notable adverse childhood experience trauma resulting from a highly sensitive and low self-confidence existence β€” especially when its effect is amplified by an accompanying autism spectrum disorder β€” can readily lead an adolescent to a substance-(ab)use self-medicating disorder. It’s what I consider to be a perfect-storm condition with which I greatly struggled yet of which I was not aware until I was a half-century old. I believe that if one has diagnosed and treated such a condition when very young, he/she will be much better able to deal with it through life.


  4. A beautiful reminder that all trauma is healable! Love the emotional video; it made me think about the different levels of healing and how different people achieve their unique stages of recovery.

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