Tag Archives: Struggle

things your friend with PTSD won't tell you

I am an occupational therapist (OT) in the U.S. Army. I made this fictional inner dialogue of someone with PTSD to educate the public and give a voice to those who cope with the disorder. It can be very difficult to verbalize the feelings and thought processes that go with PTSD, especially as the individual… Read More »

The Crazy Game | Clint Malarchuk | TEDxCarsonCity

Former NHL Goalie Clint Malarchuk opens up about his struggles with mental illness, depression, suicide and recovery in this raw and emotional talk. Malarchuk is most notably known for an on-ice accident while tending the goal for the Buffalo Sabres. Clint’s jugular vein was severed by a skate and he almost died on the ice.… Read More »

Suicide Warning Signs

“I’m really struggling here. I’m really having a hard time. I need some help.” These are the statement Laurie Johnson, a behavioral health clinical coordinator with Lee Health, says need to be taken seriously. “Statements like, nobody cares, what is the use–just hopelessness,” Johnson says all can all be warning signs for suicidal thoughts. “Most… Read More »

Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up

Dr. Anna Baranowsky will be speaking with Dr. Robert T. Muller, well known clinical psychologist, author and professor. Dr. Anna Baranowsky will discuss the therapist-client relationship, and the importance of having a therapist who uses a compassionate approach. This is the focus of Dr. Muller’s recently published book, “Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up”.… Read More »

The Effects Of The Suck It Up Culture (PTSD in EMT) | Anthony Guerne | TEDxAdelphiUniversity

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has increasingly become a hot topic in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) world. As a PTSD sufferer, Anthony believes that the culture in medicine needs to change. “Get over it.” doesn’t work and never did. Anthony Guerne began his career in medicine in 1990 as an emergency medical technician. In 1994… Read More »

PTSD, a silent battle | Meg Rintoul | TEDxTownsville

Many of our returned servicemen and families are fighting a silent battle back home. When a soldier develops Post Traumatic Stress Injuries from defending our country, it does not affect just him, it affects his family also, and a soldiers family fights mental illness with them. In this emotional TEDx Talk, Meg Rintoul shares her… Read More »

Post Traumatic Stress and the power of story | Tom Skerritt | TEDxRainier

In this heartfelt talk, Tom Skerritt invites us into the intimate and therapeutic powers of storytelling for vets with post traumatic stress Emmy Award winning actor, writer, and director Tom Skerritt is a much loved resident of Washington State. He worked in his first TV show with director Robert Altman and was cast in the… Read More »

Return from Chaos: Treating PTSD | Peter Tuerk | TEDxCharleston

Peter Tuerk, the director of a VA PTSD program, introduces how we process experiences and trauma. Using examples from his research, he describes how it’s possible to process memories and their associated meanings to overcome a traumatic incident. When active avoidance impedes natural recovery the most effective healing is facilitated through treatment designed to limit… Read More »