Tag Archives: surviving

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Over 50% of women will experience trauma at some point in their lifetime, and they are exposed to the types of trauma (e.g., sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, childhood maltreatment and neglect) that result in a higher risk for developing mental health challenges like depression and anxiety. The interpersonal nature of the trauma that… Read More »

“Coming Out” as a Survivor of Complex Trauma

Firstly, sorry about the inappropriately cheerful thumbnail. Secondly, this is a video about some very sensitive topics, and a few trigger warnings apply: Discussion/description of verbal/physical domestic violence including repeating quotes that contain slurs for gay people and women, discussion of mental illness particularly PTSD, discussion of poverty and homelessness, and discussion of suicide/suicidal ideation.… Read More »

18: Amy Oestreicher on Surviving Sexual Assault, PTSD, & Thriving

Listen to the full episode here:: http://www.datesafeproject.org/episode-18-amy-oestreicher/ Amy Oestreicher shares an open and honest conversation about PTSD and living life with PTSD. She discusses the role of creativity in a way that is not often discussed. You’ll hear of some wonderful resources in books and more in this thoughtful and helpful discussion with host Mike Domitrz.… Read More »

PTSD ( My Story )

You are not alone You are loved You are worthy You are HEARD “What you don’t repair, you repeat” Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about… Read More »