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Officially A Recovering Alcoholic.

It’s been a pretty intense week. Escalated by a lot of drinking. I haven’t been capable of going to work due to my severely depressed mental state. 494 more words


It's killing me. The stress of living, is killing me.

‘It’s sorted’, ‘It’s okay’, J keeps telling me these things when NOTHING IS SORTED OR OKAY!!!

He seems to think he’s helping me. He thinks that I’ll be happy that something is one tiny little bit resolved and he forgets about EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S MAKING ME ANXIOUS!!!! 31 more words


Compassionate Touch Blog Part 2 / When Physical Touch is Unwelcome

While most people have a positive neurochemical response to compassionate touch, some people have had their normal response damaged. If touch is associated with abuse the brain may become trained to release stress hormones when the person is touched in any way. 657 more words

Mental Health

PTSD and the American Civil War

Tony Horwitz: One hundred and fifty years later, historians are discovering some of the earliest known cases of post-traumatic stress disorder

In the summer of 1862, John Hildt lost a limb. 148 more words


Breaking point

It feels like I’ve hit breaking point again.

For the past few days, I just can’t stop crying and my anxiety levels are through the roof. 245 more words


Captain Paul McKay - Once a Navy Blue....

Tonight I can’t sleep.

My thoughts are brought back to a young man who decided he could no longer fight the demon that is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; something he must have been contemplating at this very moment 365 days ago. 256 more words


How can I help after the Sydney siege?

Many people are shocked by the events of the Sydney siege on Monday. Concerned people are wondering what reactions they can expect from people who have been directly or indirectly affected, and many want to know how they can help. 687 more words