Posts tagged "post traumatic stress disorder"

Trauma, PTSD & A Lifetime Of Loss

A note: There's a lot of trigger-y, very heavy material in this particular essay, including descriptions of graphic fictional violence (in nightmares) and mentions of sexual violence. I included it to paint as clear a picture I could of what it feels like to have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. All respect given to those who wish…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Fighting A War Against An Invisible Enemy, Soldiers Battle PTSD

Desperation, depression -- and an overwhelming feeling of desertion -- are the dangerous components that have contributed to the rising tide of suicide and mental health problems in the military. Just this week it was announced that for the sixth year in a row, suicide among members of the armed forces is o…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2012

I Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

It can be something as little as the time I was standing in a hotel parking lot while on vacation one summer, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a man walking toward me. He looked exactly like my father. The closer he got, the larger the lump in my throat became.
By: Melissa Blake / May 26, 2010