Tag Archives: ptsd

Unheard Scream: Medical Staff Ignorance of Trauma Costs Lives

“Beware out of the ash I rise. I embody the power of courage, the endurance of strength and the beauty of survival. I am an agent of change in a state of greater becoming”. The abuse that a survivor has … Continue reading

PTSD And The Lasting Effects of Abuse

As many of you who have read my blog for awhile know, I am a mental health advocate, mental health 1st responder, certified peer support specialist and healing artist.  I do this work because it matters, because the work gives … Continue reading

Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

Mental health comes with stigma.  That stigma is really ironic if you think about it.  Mental illness has been referred to as the “no casserole” disease by Pam Robinson, a psychologist and president of the Anchorage affiliate of the National … Continue reading

Rewriting Our Truth Lessens The Power of PTSD Triggers

Rewriting Our Truth Lessens The Power of PTSD Triggers.   PTSD and panic have a way of finding the scars and trying to re-open old wounds.  Rewriting our truth is an arduous process at times, but we own every moment. … Continue reading

When Sorry Isn’t Enough

“Despair” “Sorry” you say, Hoping to erase the pain, Yet my breath is shallow and my heart is crushing me with each pump of blood. Sorry isn’t enough when ego clouds consideration When the flames of your anger leap to … Continue reading

Time to Break Through The Wall of Silence

Time to Break The Wall of Silence Okey dokey, I am feeling verrryyyyyy vulnerable but I know that I am amongst friends so it is time to talk because I am processing a lottttttttt of information but I am committed … Continue reading

Walking Wounded

When I was at lunch today, I had the honor of speaking with 2 Vietnam veterans who were sitting at the counter. I thanked them for their service and one of them – George C – told me that he … Continue reading