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The brain hard-wired by trauma

Traumatic events such as rape, a car accident, or war, can overwhelm a person’s brain and the nervous system’s coping mechanisms. People who experienced some form of trauma as a child — abuse, neglect, abandonment — are even more susceptible. 500 more words

Mental Health

A Very Interesting Thing Happened Today

Something very interesting happened tonight that I thought you would like to hear about. I’m taking training to be on the Crisis Call Center hotline. This evening we did role playing with the trainers for the first time in the training. 543 more words

PTSD

Life is a river,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


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runs rapidly,
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then —–Slows——-
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m-e-a-n-d-e-r-s
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Assorted

Finding Richness in Murderous Rage

This has been a growth-filled week for me. After reading a woman’s blog one morning, I got in touch with huge sadness. After spending time with the sadness, I realized that underneath the sadness are these intense, powerful emotions of murderous rage, anger, and hate. 465 more words

Complex PTSD

My mother is my greatest source of pain

“The most purely painful thing about the abuse is how it has affected my relationship with my mother.”

“Yes. You know, it is your dilemma with your mother that has made everything else be so very hard to deal with over the years.” Mama Bear looked at me carefully as she chanced this sympathetic, but blunt statement. 1,338 more words