I used to wake up in the morning to a full-blown panic attack. I would have this nightmare that I’d wake up to find my father standing over my bed. He’d reach down and put his hand over my mouth and against my nose so that I couldn’t breathe. I’d fight, and kick, and try … Continue reading Living Nightmares
Sometimes I think the most painful part of abuse is the secrets that it forces. It's not even about shame. Not really. I'm not ashamed of what was done to me. But I hold it as secret because society dictates that these are not things we talk about. People ask how I am and I … Continue reading Painful Secrets of Abuse
"Noise is a stressor to the PTSD brain. SOME NOISE IS LIKE PAIN PIERCING THE BRAIN"
Image Source: http://traumadissociation.com/ PTSD is NOT a death sentence, but in the beginning, it definitely felt like it was. Maybe it was ignorance on my part, fueled by common public misconceptions. We hear plenty in the news of soldiers coming back with PTSD, their anger, violence, lashing out, the destruction it has on families. We have … Continue reading PTSD is NOT a Death Sentence