Signs of Crisis

One of the scariest risks of those with PTSD is the suicidal ideations.  Not all with PTSD go that far, but the risk is much higher.  Suicide is often considered a taboo topic but as one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States it needs to be looked at.  ThereRead more

Survivor’s Guilt

Guilt and PTSD go hand in hand.  Many with PTSD harbor some sort of guilt. Survivor’s guilt is one of the major kinds to be associated.  Survivor’s guilt at one time was classified as its own condition in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) but has since been redefined as a significantRead more

Myths About PTSD

    June is PTSD awareness month.  Since our family has firsthand experience with PTSD, I’ve decided to dedicate this month to educate and bring awareness to the sometimes less discussed portions of this condition.  Eric, the one with PTSD, is no longer with our family, but I truly believe his PTSD is the biggestRead more

The ‘D’ Word

Divorce is such an ugly thing.  I wish that I could write about something else right now, but this word ‘divorce’ has consumed my entire existence these days.  Twenty years is a long time to share a life with someone.  To have that tie severed is traumatic.  Especially when one of the parties involved hadRead more