If you are living with unresolved trauma memory, whether or not it’s posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or dissociative identity disorder (DID), you will almost surely bewilder people some of the time. We both know you want this not to happen, but, as is surely obvious to us, you have little or no choice in the […]Read More Telling Your Trauma Story: Why You Really Should
“As far as your brain is concerned, a broken heart is not so different from a broken arm.” —Naomi Eisenberger, PhD Social rejection is painful. When we feel rejected, our self-worth is dealt a heavy blow. We lose a sense of security, a sense of belonging, and perhaps a sense that we matter. At its […]Read More How Social Rejection Increases Opiate Addiction
Causes: Counseling, Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans Mission: TAPS is a national nonprofit organization offering comfort and care to anyone affected by the death of someone who served in the Armed Forced. We offer peer-based emotional support, crisis response and intervention, grief and trauma, casework assistance, long-term survivor wellness, and community and military […]Read More Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors
Throughout thirty-five interviews with Canadian veterans of Afghanistan and a review of several war memoirs and documentary accounts, missing combat stood out as one of the most common sentiments. … Source: On Missing CombatRead More On Missing Combat
For patients with PTSD to derive the greatest benefit from available evidence-based psychotherapies and psychiatric medications they must be able to fully engage in their treatment. However, a wealth of published data demonstrates that a majority of service members and Veterans with PTSD are not successful in doing so (e.g., Hoge et al., 2014; Spoont, […]Read More Patient Engagement in PTSD Treatment
If you’ve been following my recent posts, you’ve probably noticed I have been thinking about the concept of ‘identity’ quite a bit. I’ve tried to define my concept of … Source: What is a Healthy Identity?Read More What is a Healthy Identity?
In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity. — Erik Erikson Erickson’s concept of identity crisis has been generally associated wit… Source: Identity Crisis Among VeteransRead More Identity Crisis Among Veterans