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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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Learning to Thrive After Trauma by Caitlin Lagnese | PTSD: My Story Project

Learning to Thrive After Trauma by Caitlin Lagnese | PTSD: My Story Project #007 Trigger warning I remember the day as if it was yesterday. My husband Mike was holding my hand as we walked into the building and up the staircase. The room was spinning, and I was spiraling. “Caitlin and Mike, come on …

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Finding Gratitude After a Serious Injury and Healing PTSD Through Writing – MatChat Wellbeing Podcast

I was recently invited to make a guest appearance on a podcast. The host of the MatChat Wellbeing Podcast, Mina Blair, is an author, podcaster and yoga teacher. Every week she offers words of encouragement and empowerment to her listeners. She discusses relevant topics with her guests. Mina is a wellbeing advocate, just like myself. …

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How Walking Has Helped Me with My PTSD Recovery – NAMI Guest Blog

I feel honoured to have had my article ‘How walking has helped me with my PTSD recovery‘, published by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is America’s largest grassroots mental health organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the many people affected by mental illness.  In the article, I describe how walking has helped my …

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I Am Worthy Of Healing, And So Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project

I Am Worthy Of Healing, And So Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project #006 Trigger warning I’ve chosen to participate in the PTSD: My Story Project to spread awareness about complex PTSD and bring hope and inspiration to individuals dealing with PTSD daily. Introduction It was as I sat in my new therapist’s …

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Traumaversary: Ways to Deal With a Trauma Anniversary

I was getting nervous. It was just over a month before the first anniversary of my trauma that I started getting more emotional, anxious and overwhelmed. I was familiar with those feelings. I’ve always felt similar around the day that my mum passed away for years now. That’s when my mood usually starts to change, …

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Your Story Does Not Define You by Emily Natani | PTSD: My Story Project

Your Story Does Not Define You by Emily Natani | PTSD: My Story Project #005 Trigger warning I chose to take part in the PTSD: My Story Project because I used to feel such shame in my story. After realizing that it is not something I caused, but something that happened to me, I have …

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Change Your Story, Change Your Life! by Jenna Hughes | PTSD: My Story Project

Change Your Story, Change Your Life! by Jenna Hughes | PTSD: My Story Project #004 Trigger warning I feel so blessed to be a part of the PTSD: My Story Project, as the more we raise awareness and connect with others, the easier our days become. Be true to yourself and follow people like these …

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How a Weightlifting Accident Led to Delayed-Onset PTSD by George McMillan, Jr. | PTSD: My Story Project #003

How a Weightlifting Accident Led to Delayed-Onset PTSD by George McMillan, Jr. | PTSD: My Story Project #003 I’ve chosen to participate in the PTSD: My Story Project to help spread awareness, break the stigma, and correct public misunderstandings about PTSD. My Story On June 20th, 2019, I had a weightlifting accident that led to …

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