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This is just a quick heads up post. In a couple of weeks I will be getting the report that dr. barry did up, the one we need to submit to the police. 144 more words


The Things I Couldn't Say

I’m sitting here procrastinating on studying for finals. My last set of finals at the University of Notre Dame.

Four years ago I embarked on this journey not knowing what the future held for me at this school. 612 more words


15 Minutes.

The weather was beautiful that evening, and we all sat in that small room in our not so huge flat, but a flat big enough to accommodate the 4 of us. 255 more words

How Triggers Affect My Life

Triggers suck. I’m trying to accept them as an inconvenient but normal part of my life like people who tailgate me and roommates who are incapable of cleaning up after themselves. 941 more words

Sexual Assault

Accepting and grounding

Content note:  Contains mention of substance use and self-harm.

So I got my dissociative/complex PTSD diagnosis this week.  To say it was a surprise is a HUGE understatement.   865 more words

Accepting New Diagnosis

Retraining the Anxious Brain

I want to discuss what some people think is rather quotidian but is anything but–anxiety.  To do that, I am going to describe what it’s like living alone after almost twenty years of being married. 1,989 more words

Mental Health

Too Much Trauma Drama

(Originally posted on April 9, 2015)

The official definition of trauma has changed so much that it’s hard to keep up. So what does it really mean? 405 more words