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Life Altering Event: Addiction

by Peggy Sweeney

At one time, I served as a consultant for a local hospital by providing help for adult and adolescent/teen in-patients recovering from chemical dependency and emotional trauma by way of one-on-one conversations and group support meetings. 1,107 more words

Post Traumatic Stress

Coping With the Creative Slump in the Wintertime and Overcoming Wintertime Insanity

I had to take the semester off of college to help my husband recover from surgery. I’m not used to being home every day, and it’s driving me crazy. 250 more words

Poetry

Living with PTSD

At age 19, I was first diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through therapy, I was able to see how it affected my life and how to live with it. 798 more words

Motherhood

Traumata by Douglas Renwick - a contemporary tale of medical legal and war trials

Traumata by Douglas Renwick

This brilliant novel has an unusual combination of themes that work together to a great effect. Courtroom thriller, action in a warzone, psychological drama and a hint of romance make this a well paced and very human book. 479 more words

Contemporary Relationships

There Is No Superman! The Role of the Spouse in the Fire Service

by Peggy Sweeney

Over the years, I have been very fortunate to not only instruct firefighters on coping with traumatic loss and grief, but many of their wives and family members as well. 971 more words

Post Traumatic Stress

What is PTSD like?

Within this blog I am going to speak about the effects this illness has had on me. I do not wish to trigger anyone, so please be mindful if you choose to read it. 1,445 more words

Mental Health

Line of Duty Death Survivors: What Do They Need to Cope With Their Grief?

by Peggy Sweeney

Funeral arrangement announced for local detective fatally shot in the line of duty

This newsworthy article is often overlooked by the casual reader.

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