ptsd

10 women talk about what living with PTSD is really like

If you actually listen to people speak out about how this all too real mental illness affects people and how harrowing it actually is to survive that kind of trauma

Lane Moore | October 14, 2016 - 1:01 pm

Sarah Palin Loses It When Asked About Son’s Domestic Violence Problem On The Today Show

Sarah Palin confused an interview for an infomercial.

Robyn Pennacchia | February 1, 2016 - 11:35 am

Want A Scary Video Game? Don’t Bother With Nevermind

Nevermind is sold as a horror game about trauma that uses biofeedback to teach mindfulness – which means that it has overstretched itself.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Frisky Rant: Who Says Porn Stars Can’t Be Feminists?

I always thought protecting a woman’s right to choose what she does with her own body was a core tenant of feminism. But apparently, some feminists think they can dictate…

Sydney Leathers | June 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm

On The Unhappy Anniversary Of My Rape

At the exact time that I’m writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm

When Psychiatrists Distrust Their Patients, Their Patients Can Only Respond In Kind

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists — doctors whose purpose is primarily to examine and diagnose an emotional disorder or condition, then prescribe a plan of treatment, whether therapeutic or pharmaceutical –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 9:30 am

19 Things I’ve Done To Try To Treat My Insomnia (Without Any Lasting Results)

I have shared with you all lovelies before that I have PTSD and, because of it, suffer from pretty crushing anxiety sometimes. I’m pretty much on top of it during…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 2, 2014 - 9:00 am

Yes, I Have Emotional Disorders; No, I Won’t Be Ashamed Of It

I’ve said it briefly before, but I want to say it again in more depth: I’m not ashamed of my emotional disorder. In the six months since I started writing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

“Doctor Who,” “Listen” And Coping With Trauma

I get behind on “Doctor Who” — being cable-less will do that to you — but this week’s episode was being widely touted as one of the best in years,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 18, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: On Trigger Warnings & Facing Trauma

When I got to my friend’s place for my self-defense lessons last week, he told me we were going to do basic self-defense techniques and toward the end, simulated assaults.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

On Abuse & Seeing What We Don’t Want To See

Here are two things I never expected to be told in the same breath: “You’re so skinny! This will look cute on you,” and “I’m pretty sure you’re lying about…

Anonymous | July 15, 2014 - 11:00 am
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