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A Beginning (Memoir)

Cold January cracks through the diamond patterned lines on the security glass. The winter sun blinds my puffy eyes, stretches across my white blanket, my white sheets.

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Mental Illnesses

"My Why" 2010 & 2014

Comparing answers from 2010 and 2014 “My Why”

FOUND AN OLD NOTE TODAY…

So I came across this folded up, wrinkled, worn piece of notebook paper in an old purse of mine that I used before and during my stays in the mental hospital. 1,465 more words

Creative Nonfiction & Memoir

C-PTSD, Bipolar 2, & ADHD

Since 2009 I’ve been studying the shit out of complex PTSD, Dissociative disorders, and psychosis.  Now all of that has simmered down some, and I’m noticing, or rather, … 606 more words

Mental Illness

A complex life

We took a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, last week — not long after I was formally diagnosed with Complex PTSD stemming from long-term childhood (and beyond) trauma. 203 more words

Mental Health

Something to Think About

Until a person recovers from the shock of being physically traumatized, they have absolutely no capacity to either give or receive love. The trauma forces all their faculties to focus inward to deal with the trauma and so they can not be reached. 38 more words

PTSD

Something to Think About

Until a person recovers from the shock of being physically traumatized, they have absolutely no capacity to either give or receive love. The trauma forces all their faculties to focus inward to deal with the trauma and so they can not be reached. 38 more words

Stories Around Recovery

About the "Self-Soothing" Thing

More on the ‘no addictions’ journey…

Well I’ve tried the ‘self-soothing’ thing many times before, and for many years. People have told me of it’s importance more than a few times in my life. 436 more words

Stories Around Recovery