Overcoming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

I saw this poster on facebook that said “PTSD isn’t about what’s wrong with you; it’s about what happened to you.” I believe this is a true statement. I believe that we can achieve all positive results through facing what happened; facing the trauma and the damage that trauma caused. I believe that this is … Continue reading "Overcoming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder"

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Judgement, Stigma, Depression ~ Come from Somewhere

    I believe that depression comes from somewhere and that it starts somewhere. I don’t believe that I was born with it, or that I was born with something missing in me that would later determine that I would struggle with depression.  I don’t believe that my mother, who struggled with multiple depressions, passed … Continue reading "Judgement, Stigma, Depression ~ Come from Somewhere"

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Dysfunctional Relationship with Mental Health Providers

I am pleased and excited to have guest blogger Susan Kingsley-Smith sharing about dysfunctional relationships within the mental health system while I am away on vacation.  Susan is my friend and fellow truth seeker, as well as the author of  “A Journey” and I’m also blessed to have her as a frequent commenter here on Emerging … Continue reading "Dysfunctional Relationship with Mental Health Providers"

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Dissociative Identity Disorder and Reconnection

Sometimes I get a comment that is bursting with questions that I just HAVE to talk about in more depth than just a comment back. In my last post “coping methods ~ trying to escape myself” I got one of these comments from Susa.  Susa wrote: “Interesting perspective and I really appreciate reading your experiences … Continue reading "Dissociative Identity Disorder and Reconnection"

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Understanding Victim Mentality ~ a Key to Freedom

What is Victim Mentality? I was going to look it up and post a lovely clinical definition, but I thought it might be more effective to just write about what I have learned about it. The term “Victim Mentality” has such a nasty “feel” to it. It sounds like something awful, something that we don’t … Continue reading "Understanding Victim Mentality ~ a Key to Freedom"

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