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Having PTSD can be compared to having a famine in our mind.
It is a persistent weed-type of unnatural, inharmonious growth, this kind.
Such takes over the garden of constructive thoughts in our lives.
Misery proliferates not just in relationships, but a financial hole thrives!
As it ... Views: 42
There is something universal to how we with PTSD react to abuse.
Having experienced a trauma or two we may think trying is of no use.
What is it that makes a miserably, mistreated woman ultimately stay?
Her conviction to a religious conscience may be a heavy reason in play.
The thing ... Views: 39
Perhaps, we have been trying all kinds of alternative healing.
It is not from our lack of sincere diligence that the devil keeps stealing.
What we have to realize is that staying in the same situation stagnates.
Whatever positive affirmations being said, the circumstance negates.
Letting ... Views: 50
Ephesians 6:12 tell us that the battle is not ours to fight.
It is God’s battle-axe we must swing with all our might!
Flesh and blood cannot resist, alone, against power-hungry principalities.
Such is the same for us with PTSD combating the mind’s imagined realities.
We need to be armed ... Views: 72
We all experience stress – some more than others. Although stress is a normal response, over the long-term it can have detrimental effects on your health. Combating stress is important; it can help improve your health and the stressful situation.
Stress can affect the body in numerous ways by ... Views: 84
Let us liken our minds to the measure of a cup full, per say.
No matter what the substance is, only what is within can stay.
Our cups may have formerly been filled with laughter, and joy inside.
Then after a traumatic event(s) only fear, and anger may stubbornly abide.
Thoughts of the ... Views: 79
What we with PTSD need to consider for healing is a seasonal, changing strategy.
Without a constant attention to where we are, our progress becomes a tragedy!
The things like protective mechanisms may no longer be advantageous.
Those emotions of anger, and fear prevented us from becoming ... Views: 118
Unlike a broken china cup, we with PTSD can be glued back together.
Applying things (like giving our time) can heal like a tickling feather!
Doing so not only helps others, but also takes our attention off of the past.
Filling our days with caring tasks proliferates a sense of joy that may ... Views: 126
What we with PTSD need to know is in the form of a spiritual concept.
It is vital for healing ourselves that negativity we daily reject.
This comes in the characteristics of universal emotions, you see.
There is a spirit attached, especially, to reactions of negativity.
One must be in ... Views: 159
Fear may come again just when we have gotten over a chaotic season.
Perhaps, God’s Divine plan for us being on the way is the reason.
Elijah, in I Kings 19, is an example of how victory may turn over to fear.
He was given strength to do God’s will beyond himself, and that is clear.
Our ... Views: 178
All of us (at one time or another) will experience some kind of pain.
There is comfort in knowing that one-day, too, will come a greater gain.
In Daniel 6:27 depicts how he was delivered from the lions' power, you see.
His faith sustained him through terrific trial, like trauma in you and ... Views: 192
John 14:12-14 states, “That whatever we ask in My name, the Father will do.”
We can bank on that happening when we run towards our purpose to pursue!
Knowing what that Divine purpose is that was created for us is key.
Not asking for something that does not fulfill the Father’s will, you ... Views: 177
The choices we make determine what pathways our lives will take.
Whatever we do, one thing we must not do and that is to procrastinate!
This is because opportunities to pull us out of one path may arise.
Even with a clouded present forecast, prayer can lead us to a future prize.
It may ... Views: 214
The greater the gifted reward is congruent to a more stealth in affliction.
This explains why our cross seems heavier to bear from this contradiction.
My own cross came in the form of property catastrophe, together with infirmity.
The weight of the snow and ice was relentless causing ... Views: 210
Some folks may ask, “What does it mean to be still, and the benefits?”
If we want to change our circumstances, we have to kill our emotional fits.
These are a particular blend when talking about having experienced PTSD.
Rewinding a past, treacherous event blocks us from reaching, you ... Views: 237
It is important to know that our destiny was formed before PTSD.
All the events in our lives are just like pieces of a puzzle, you see.
Our vision is obstructed by the trauma of those certain events, too.
The corrupted circuit board of our thinking is in our head that keeps us blue.
This ... Views: 212
Charter PTSD Circumstances For Our Higher Purpose
In Luke 22:32 Jesus lovingly instructs Peter to endure through his faith, you see.
Christ knows there is a plan for who we are, and who we are meant to be.
He knows that there is a dark force that seeks to devour us before we are ... Views: 234
It does not have to be a certain holiday or time of year.
Anytime we feel the spirit move us, it is time to clear.
Perhaps, another sign to do this becomes more evident.
We can become inspired through a person or event.
Those of us with PTSD can relate to this in the mind.
We have an ... Views: 199
As someone who was saddled with the label of Borderline Personality Disorder, I know firsthand the humiliating experience of dealing with both the mental health industry as a patient AND the reactions from those who love to use Google to get all their “facts” about people with BPD. The DSM’s ... Views: 225
As I lie restless in a cold room, I can smell a strong sweet and sour nauseous scent. There are noisy electrical machines attached to my body, a long tube jammed down my throat, and fluids are being transfused into the veins of both of my arms. I wonder,
“Where am I and what are they trying ... Views: 286
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I found you online when i googled "How to Live with a Slob". My husband and I are opposites in the area of how to keep a house -- i am very clean and he is, well, not at all. The clutter drives me crazy! It is just one more issue that impacts our relationship. ... Views: 248
I remember a supervisor from the past whom I never thought had the right personality to be a psychiatrist. I mean, he was a little angry and domineering for my taste. But heck — I gave him a “bye” since he worked in a prison context.
I was never attacked by a prison patient through my ... Views: 374
An Oscar-nominated documentary called “The Invisible War” tackles the seemingly taboo subject of rape and sexual assault in the military. ABC News covered a quick story of the documentary and featured three women who bravely volunteered their personal stories of being raped while enlisted in the ... Views: 414
Intimate personal violence, which is similar to domestic violence, affects an estimated 12 million people, both men and women, per year. That is according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s website, where plenty of similarly shocking statistics can be found. For instance, “more than 1 ... Views: 377
Operation: I.V is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2012 that helps combat veterans heal from both PTSD as well as traumatic brain injuries. Its founder, Roxann Abrams, is a Gold Star Mother who lost her son SFC Randy Abrams in 2009. Randy took his own life after experiencing a PTSD flashback from ... Views: 344
“People of Western Europe, the hour of your liberation is approaching. All patriots, men and women, young and old, have a part to play in the achievement of final victory. This landing is but the opening phase of the campaign of Western Europe. Great battles lie ahead. I call upon all who love ... Views: 327
According to an article released by CBS News called “Fake Service Dogs a Growing Problem,” real service dogs help assist a wide variety of individuals, including “people who use power or manual wheelchairs, have balance issues, have various types of autism, need seizure alert or response, need ... Views: 358
PBS Frontline estimates that almost half a million soldiers are afflicted with some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, admittedly, that number is “hard to pinpoint,” because TBIs can easily go either mis/undiagnosed by the medical community. However, some TBIs can be deadly if left ... Views: 308
Do you know that you can be living with a brain aneurism and might not even know it? An article released by ABC News called “8 Everyday Ways to Have a Brain Bleed” says that if you “[smoke], [have] hypertension, [are] female or [have] a family history of an aneurisms,” you have a higher risk ... Views: 281
The Scripps Research Institute in California created a study that proved that stress had a direct correlation to addiction (and therefore substance abuse). Psychology Today captured the study in 2010 under the article title, “Stress Hormone Key to Alcohol Dependence”. It is no secret that stress ... Views: 458
Can medical science now physically predict individuals whom are most likely to commit acts of violence? Adrian Raine, a criminologist and author of The Biology of Violence, has discovered a biological root that exists in many “cold-blooded killers”.
In general, Raine refers to an inclination ... Views: 292
Combat soldiers are placed in a very precarious position once they join the military. While they were civilians, soldiers were taught that violence and murder were both morally wrong, and should refrain from committing such acts against others. However, on the battlefield, these same soldiers ... Views: 343
This past Monday was Memorial Day, a day to celebrate those military members who have made “the ultimate sacrifice”. The History Channel hosts a video on the channel’s website called “Memorial Day” that delves into the history behind the holiday.
The inspiration behind the holiday was first ... Views: 221
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 499
The military can quickly become an all-consuming lifestyle for both soldiers and their families. However, when those soldiers are discharged and released back into the civilian world, one out of five of those soldiers will severely struggle with that adjustment.
The U.S. Department of ... Views: 249
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 500
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 347
Eating disorders are known to be prevalent inside the fashion industry, but what about the military? As the number of women who enlist in the armed forces increases, so do the rates of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Eating disorders, at their core, provide an afflicted ... Views: 450
During the Iraq War, the news was one of the few resources that civilians had in order to track U.S. troops’ activities overseas. However, this point of view, with only brief video clips and sparse snapshots flashing across TV screens, was the only peek into the lives of these troops as they ... Views: 322
Many people make light of nervous breakdowns, often using the term in a joking and over-exaggerative manner. However, nervous breakdowns, although not officially referred to as a medical condition, are still very serious, as they signal several underlying mental issues which must be ... Views: 489
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 649
By now, the public has become more aware of the startling number of daily military suicides—roughly 22 veterans a day are taking their own lives after they are discharged from service. However, the exact cause of (at the least the majority of) these suicides is unfortunately unknown. ... Views: 313
For several years, the VA has been under fire for repeated instances of negligence. Reports released by CBS in 2013 revealed that medical professionals associated with the VA prescribed 259% more narcotics than in 2002, and that individualized therapy had fallen by the wayside. An affiliate of ... Views: 391
A (somewhat) retired combat veteran, Sergeant Shane Savage, recently became a featured story as part of the New York Times. Savage’s story employs the multitude of struggles that thousands of other combat veterans face shortly after their discharge from service. Savage recalls his battles with ... Views: 359
People have always said that laughter is the best medicine, but is there really any truth to the saying? What sort, if any, medicinal benefits does laughter have on the body? What about the mind?
Discovery.com, the on-line database for the Discovery Channel, uses results from studying ... Views: 463
How Toxic Relationships Affect PTSD
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: ... Views: 336
It is no secret that daily physical exercise can significantly lower stress levels over time. Studies have revealed that physical exercise lowers levels of the chemical cortisol in the brain—the hormone solely responsible for stress—while simultaneously raising the levels of endorphins—the ... Views: 201
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 228
Not many people think about overthinking, which is ironic, since those who overthink are too preoccupied with overthinking to notice just how damaging their overthinking can be. Overthinking occurs when a person continues to dwell relentlessly on one scenario, subject, or problem to the point of ... Views: 210
Not many people think about overthinking, which is ironic, since those who overthink are too preoccupied with overthinking to notice just how damaging their overthinking can be. Overthinking occurs when a person continues to dwell relentlessly on one scenario, subject, or problem to the point of ... Views: 356