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Alistair

My girlfriend and I have been together for quite a while and I'm proposing soon. It's going very well and we're very happy, but both of us are traumatized, and continuing to be so due to where we live, and that can cause some issues. Here's a little insight on the problems caused by two [...]

Matjaz

*Trigger Warning: Suicide* I was admitted to the psychiatric hospital for the first time when I was 20 years old. It came after a long period of severe anorexia and malnutrition, progressive dysfunctionality and decline in my physical and mental health. What I didn't know back then, I'm 30 now, was that it's not because [...]

Chasing the Dragon of Bliss

by Lindsay Holmes Trigger Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of suicide and self-harm. In his song “Hurts So Good,” John Mellencamp had it almost right. Sure, love may sometimes hurt good, but not in the way I’m talking about. I’m referring to the sweet burning release from pressing and [...]

#WorkWithToday – A Mindfulness Movement – Sarah Fader and Katie Klabusich

In 1997 I was 17 years old and I wanted to die; mindfulness meditation saved my life. If it wasn’t for Jon Kabat-Zinn’s body scan and sitting meditations, I would be dead. I was able to focus all my anxious and depressed energy into one singular place. My brain literally would not shut the fuck [...]

By |2017-05-04T18:42:48-07:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: ADHD, Bipolar, PTSD|Tags: , , |0 Comments

(Not) Born This Way

I was always diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (along with a diagnosis with PSTD). I was okay with that. It took some time, but I was okay with my diagnosis. I wasn't always. I went through stages. At first I was made at the defect that I was born with. Then I was sad, because I [...]

By |2017-04-11T15:10:40-07:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Bipolar, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: A.S. Minor

I struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. Over the last few years I found myself in a very dark and lonely place that I honestly didn't think I would get out of. This dark place led me to psych units across the eastern part of the United States, and as time went [...]

By |2016-05-05T19:08:03-07:00May 8th, 2016|Categories: Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Linda Diane Wattley

When you are a child trying to understand the meaning life, you have no idea if you are getting it. All you know is when you are obedient and stay out of trouble, your parents will not spank you. My life was very simple. I was born into a family consisting of three brothers and [...]

By |2016-04-10T07:20:04-07:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: PTSD, Sexual abuse, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Anonoymous

Hello From The Outside (I Am A Hypocrite) I grew up in a loving home, with a father and a mother that were seemingly happy together. We went on family vacations and my siblings and I never went without. My parents sacrificed everything for us, and I will always be thankful for that – for [...]

By |2016-04-06T05:04:21-07:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: PTSD, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments