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Survivor Leadership – Samantha Fuentes

On February 14, 2018 a gunman wielding an AR-15 entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and fired on students, faculty, and staff. Seventeen people lost their lives and many others were wounded. Samantha Fuentes was amongst the injured in the Parkland tragedy, and while fortunate to be alive, her body and life changed forever. She… Read More »

Post-Traumatic Stress and Growth

Annette L. Stanton, PhD, from the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles discusses finding benefit and meaning, true priorities, as well as enhanced personal relationships, as a cancer survivor, with Ken Miller, MD, a medical oncologist and volunteer at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Visit us at http://www.lls.org/ Source: Youtube

Robyn's Story

Please read the full description if you are triggered by any of the following themes. This is a flashcard story of my past. It includes themes of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Themes of mental health issues. Themes of cancer and death. Adoption, Rape, Drugs and Alcohol. It is the story of how i came… Read More »

Post Traumatic Strength

In the early 1990s, psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun coined the term “post-traumatic growth,” or PTG. PTG embraces the idea and reality that remarkable positive changes can occur in the days, months, or even years after incredible adversity. The concept of PTG has been recognized for centuries. For example, tragedy has been the focus… Read More »

PTSD Trigger Help

In our book #dealwithit – living well with PTSD, my wife Melissa talks about what she does to help me when various things trigger me. If you have PTSD or know someone who does, I think you will find our book ‘#dealwithit- living well with PTSD’ helpful. We talk about what we have done together… Read More »

Power of Your Partner IN PTSD Recovery

I talk about this extensively in my book “#dealwithit – living well with PTSD.” Doing life on your own is lonely, coming to terms with your PTSD on your own is just about impossible. A ‘partner’ is a person who sits outside of your day to day battle. It should be someone you trust, someone… Read More »

MedCircle Behind the Scenes: Trauma Survivors Speak Out

In this rare MedCircle behind the scenes footage, the trauma survivors working on set speak out and share their stories. Watch the full educational series HERE: http://bit.ly/2Zjhfik Clinical psychologist Dr. Cheryl Arutt has helped many survivors through trauma from sexual assault, domestic violence, and more. In this rare MedCircle behind the scenes footage, she shares… Read More »

What Is Normal For PTSD?

I think the bigger question is, what is normal and normal for whom? Is it normal to stay up late night watching Netflix, or is it normal getting up at 4 to head to the gym, so you feel good about yourself? Is it normal to have 4 or 5 drinks 3 days a week… Read More »

Do Not Become His PTSD Caregiver

Do Not Become His PTSD Caregiver One of the primary reason my first marriage broke down and why my second marriage is so successful, is not because I have fully recovered from PTSD. Melissa has never known me as ‘well,’ she as only known me as broken…but she has never seen me like that. When… Read More »

Power of Your Partner In PTSD Recovery

People tend to undervalue their role as a partner in PTSD recovery, put it simply, I could not have made it as far as I have without Melissa. On two occasions you intervened when I was sucking a bottle and contemplating sucking a barrel. In our book #dealwithit – living well with PTSD, we talk… Read More »

I’m Worried – CPTSD

I’m Worried! Cptsd Dealing without counseling and medication. How it Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects someone. Please ✔️subscribe, ✔️share and ✔️like if you haven’t already. I would really appreciate it.💙 Follow Me: 🐦Twitter🐦 @shirleys1113 💁 Instagram💁 @shirl1113 🛒Awareness Merchandise🛒 https://teespring.com/stores/cptsd-talk 📧 cptsdtalk@gmail.com Source: Youtube