Posts tagged "ptsd"

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

Model Says Working In The Industry Gave Her PTSD

Soldiers returning from combat get diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. So do people who live in violent war zones. And, apparently, models. At least according to former model Jennifer Sky,…

Julie Gerstein | September 4, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Girl Talk: I Have No Patience For Complainers

I consider myself a fairly patient person. I grew up in a house with four siblings and three pets—I can put up with a lot. But if you want to…

Emma Sarran | December 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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.

Julie Gerstein | August 24, 2012 - 9:00 am

Science Looking To Ecstasy To Treat PTSD Sufferers

After controversy surrounded mind-altering “psychedelic” drugs like LSD, MDMA and psilocybin (the compound found in “magic mushrooms”) in the 1960s, tougher drug laws brought many clinical studies hoping to reveal…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 16, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Poll: Would You Erase Painful Memories If You Could?

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Ami Angelowicz | November 2, 2010 - 5:20 pm