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“You Are Not Alone,” Comforting Message From a Nurse by Valentina Mirto

“You Are Not Alone,” Comforting Message From a Nurse by Valentina Mirto | PTSD: My Story Project #013 Trigger warning I have chosen to participate in the PTSD: My Story Project because I am constantly exposed to people suffering from trauma due to being critically unwell. Sometimes trauma can be a silent enemy. And the …

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PTSD and Anxiety РAnxiety Hacks Podcast 

May is National Anxiety Month and Mental Health Awareness Month in the States. And this week is also Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. The theme for this Mental Health Awareness Week is Anxiety. Given my PTSD diagnosis after my accident, anxiety isn’t an unfamiliar term for me. I have been learning to manage …

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The Impact of Trauma – Nothing Can Prepare You by Dawne McKay

The Impact of Trauma – Nothing Can Prepare You by Dawne McKay | PTSD: My Story Project #012 Trigger warning I have been aware of the term Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder long before my horrific motor vehicle crash. However, I never knew what it involved until it happened to me. Only then did I truly understand …

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The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Adulthood by Wanda Lopez

The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Adulthood by Wanda Lopez | PTSD: My Story Project #011 Trigger warning I have chosen to participate in the PTSD: My Story Project to raise awareness of the effects that childhood trauma can have on trauma survivors in adulthood. We hear the word PTSD and only think of soldiers, …

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Powerful Self Care Tips for PTSD From Trauma Survivors

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year NAMI‘s message is ‘Together for Mental Health.’ With so many people experiencing mental health problems, I am using this time to bring a few of the voices of trauma survivors together to advocate mental health. I am so grateful that some of those who participated in …

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You Are Never Alone by Jannette Fuller | PTSD: My Story Project

You Are Never Alone by Jannette Fuller | PTSD: My Story Project #008 Trigger warning So much of my inner life has been stuck in a never-ending loop of examining my anxiety and fears. I was obsessed with solving the mystery of specific thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that accompanied my distress. I believed if …

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