PTSDawareness

Join the Conversation on
764 people
0 stories
24 posts
  • Explore Our Newsletters
  • What's New in
    All
    Stories
    Posts
    Videos
    Latest
    Trending
    Post
    See full photo

    Tenderness to Self

    TENDERNESS is so much easier to find for a sweet fuzzy animal than for our wounded grumpy selves. (Not that these wallabies were about to lash out at me!) Asking for a Word for the day is my writing ritual, I then bathe in whatever definition arises. What is your definition of Tenderness?

    #dailyaffirmations #dailyrituals #anxietyrelief #anxietysupport #Ptsdrecovery #PTSDawareness #Selflove #selfcare #UlcerativeColitis #AnalCancer #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #NarcissisticAbuse #CoerciveControl

    Post
    See full photo

    Tolerance for a Friday

    Tolerance - a good word for a Friday when the tank refill is very very close....

    Meanwhile, there is always a cup of tea. My Word Baths are my definitions of a word that pops up for me first thing in the morning. A great writing ritual as at least I have written something before breakfast.

    #dailyaffirmations #dailyrituals #definitions #writingcommunity #Writing #writingprompts #memoir #Meditation #anxietyrelief #anxietysupport #Ptsdrecovery #PTSDawareness #Selflove #selfcare #UlcerativeColitis #AnalCancer #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #NarcissisticAbuse

    Post
    See full photo

    I am safe

    I put this on my bathroom wall. It reminds me that I’m safe now in my apartment. I live alone. He can’t get in and hurt me anymore. Baby steps #iamsafe #Safety #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #CPTSD #PTSD #PTSDawareness #SexualAbuse #SexualAbuseSurvivor #Csa #Dissociation #MentalIllnessStigma #thisishowicope #copingskills #ChildhoodSexualAbuse

    12 comments
    Post
    See full photo

    I wear teal for PTSD awareness month-June. #PTSD #PTSDawarnessmonth #iwearteal

    I want to advocate for myself and others suffering from PTSD. June is PTSD awareness month, and teal is the color that is used to show support for those who face a PTSD challenge. I want to de stigmatized PTSD and all mental illness, bringing awareness to these important issues. #PTSD #PTSDawareness #iwearteal

    2 comments
    Post
    See full photo

    #PTSDawareness

    There's a monster inside,
    mostly invisible,
    sometimes barely contained,
    it's open wounds
    reflecting society's gaslight,
    it's teeth sunk deep
    within my chest.
    A beast birthed
    from the union of
    enduring trauma
    and masked pain.

    I've tried to move forward,
    leave it behind.
    I've tried to banish it,
    beat it,
    break free
    from it's hold over me.
    I've locked it away
    in my mind's attic,
    an act of survival,
    but I'm beginning to see
    there's no real escape
    from this monstrosity
    created from
    pieces of me.

    So attempting to befriend
    what I can't seem to kill,
    I reach out
    hands trembling
    heart racing,
    I coax
    I cajole
    the creature
    from it's den.

    Low and behold,
    this dark beast wanes
    when exposed to the light,
    not really gone
    and far from dead
    but small enough
    tame enough
    that it's bite
    while still drawing blood
    no longer devours
    whole parts of me.

    - Remy Soberanes

    ...

    June is PTSD awareness month. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen to anyone and in a myriad of ways, not just in combat situations. My brand is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Enduring Somatic Threat (PTSD-EST) from decades of living in the chronic illness word and dealing with our health care system.

    This poem is dedicated to all my fellow PTSD-ers out there. I see you. I feel you. I am you.

    #MightyPoets #PTSD #PTSDAwarenessMonth #PTSDSupportAndRecovery #MedicalPtsd #PTSD -est #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #InvisibleDisability

    8 comments
    Post
    See full photo

    June is PTS Awareness Month

    #PTSD #anxiety #mentalhealth #depression #mentalhealthawareness #autism #veteran #veterans #love #army  #PTSDawareness #red #mentalillness #navy  #marines  #airforce #ptsdrecovery #suicide  #bipolar #recovery #22  #physics #healing #selfcare
    #ontherimofdiscovery #ptsdtheinvisiblescar #stopsoldiersuicide #veterantrashtalk #oshanadigitalproductions

    ptsdtheinvisiblescar.myportfolio.com

    Post
    See full photo

    Why can’t people understand #Disability

    #Disability
    I’m disabled as well as my husband. Sometimes you can see mine, Most days you can’t. I have fibromyalgia and fall a lot and most days can’t walk far due to the pain and permanent nerve damage I have now. Never mind the PTSD, anxiety and so on. My husband has a traumatic brain injury from oxygen deprivation. He needed to go into a store and I knew he could do this particular thing on his own so I parked in handicap so I was in front of the store in case he did need me because I definitely can’t run.

    A man across from me in handicap parking got out of his vehicle after parking it and yelled at the top of his lung at me for a good sold five minutes about how I was wrong and abused the handicap system because I’m sitting in my SUV not moving. Mind you I had my handicap placard in the window. He had no clue the circumstances. No clue the chain of events he just set of by yelling ( now I’m in full panic mode and can’t breathe or move). If my husband needed me I was useless now. This man didn’t know I was in the driver’s seat because my poor husband was on life support at 29 for 6 months with no chance of surviving, but he beat the odds. Now every day is one more day with his kids and me . No he is not the same. No he can’t drive, write and remember things. That’s what’s I do for him. That inconsiderate mans 5 minute rant made me unmovable, unable to help if needed due to being petrified. Yelling sets me down a bad path with my PTSD.

    My husband luckily was having a good day and did everything on his own. Came to the SUV and saw me and talked with me so I calmed down. He has such compassion with me. I explained what happened. All he said was people will never understand what they can’t see.

    How can my husband with limited functions and brain activity get it , but a regular man dropping off his elderly mom ( she was handicap) doesn’t get it? Makes me grateful everyday I have my family.

    #invisibledisabilities #PTSDawareness #Fibromyaliga #Anxiety #TraumaticBrainInjury

    15 comments
    Post

    Having meltdown please help anxiety cage sleep accidentally ate hummus from fridge before o saw the date on it was august 2020 now I’m nauseous and

    I’m freaking out stomach nausea from eating old hummus ok had croutons and 3 vegi crackers to settle stomach am I ok from eating the old hummus my worries are there and I can’t ca myself down enough to sleep will I be ok or do u die from accidentally eating hummus from late aug I can’t sleep and am scared bc of nausea #PTSD #Selfcare #CPTSD #CPTSDinrelationships #CheckInWithMe #checkinginwithme #Upallnight #Chatspace #Hugs #Friends #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #bpdawareness #BPDDiagnosis #CPTSDinrelationships #help #BipolarDisorder #Disability #Chat #PinchedNerve #PTSDSupportAndRecovery #PTSDawareness #Fibromyaliga #Fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Aspergers #AspergersSyndrome #Spoonie #SpoonieProblems #Spoonies #Aspie #Art #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #HashimotosThyroiditis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #MightyQuestions #TheMightyTakeaway #MightyTogether #MightyMusic #mightymen #mightywarriors #mightywriters #MightyMoms #MightyMail #mightytoghter #DBT #DatingWithAChronicIllness #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Dating #Depression #datingdisabilities #Disabililty #disablity #checkinonme #Walking #52SmallThings #30Days30Stories #30daysofteal #Healthy #SaveMe #Company

    12 comments
    Post
    See full photo

    #innerchild #Healing #Awareness

    Sometimes the grief I feel over everything I didn’t have as a child becomes visceral and it makes it hard to breathe.

    My inner child is screaming for love, for comfort, for validation.

    I will do everything in my power to make sure my children will never question their worth. 🌻

    #innerchild #innerchildhealing #PTSDawareness #PTSDAwarenessMonth #Trauma #traumainformed #childhoodtrama #childhoodsexualabusesurvivor #Survivingchildhoodtrauma #Ptsdrecovery #TraumaRecovery

    1 comment
    Post
    See full photo

    #MentalHealth #Selfcare #PTSD #Grief

    Chocolate is good...in moderation. I'm probably not moderating it as much as I should be at the moment, but hey..oh well. Use whatever decently healthy coping mechanisms you can when it's bad. Anything to keep you from shutting down, self-destructing, or using. For me, today, it's chocolate. And my homemade almond-milk potato soup. For more, visit the link in my profile #MentalHealth #CopingMechanism #PTSDawareness #PTSD #MentalHealthAwareness #Selfcare

    1 comment