Saturday, April 18, 2009

PTSD in the News: Weekly Roundup



If you missed the big conversation on Thursday about how we heal and our own expertise in our healing, check it out here.

Some interesting things in the news this week, including the link between smoking and PTSD, female vets & PTSD, and a former marine singing about the sacrifices of service members.




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2 comments:

Florida Sue said...

Hi Michele, I am so glad that you visited my blog. What a wonderful refuge you have here. I am busy reading all of your posts, albeit with a few tears. Not sad tears, just a few drops of gratitude for feeling understood. I am going to read everything. I have come so far in my healing, and I can honestly say that my life has opened up and changed for the better because of all that I have conquered. Still, I have this one thing, this block that broadsides me at times and makes me still feel vulnerable to be outside alone. I just can't explain it, nor can I logic mt way out of it when it arises. I go to my bed, regressing into a state where I can block out all of the external stimuli that is triggering my panic. It still causes a lot of confusion in my friends and family, because most of the time I seem so "normal." My husband and kids are wonderful, but I resist making new friends in this new place because I feel that I will eventually let them down because of this. I really worried about letting it all hang out on a "decorating" blog, but came to the conclusion that I will not be shackled by misinformation and ignorance. Please keep reading me, and I will definitely be listening to you.

Sue.

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