My PTSD and Me

kelsium:

I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.

(via the-fangirling-feminist)

memyselfbeth:

1. We would miss you.
2. It’s not worth the regret. Either by yourself if you failed or just simply left scars, or the regret everyone else feels by not doing enough to help you.
3. It does get better. Believe it or not it will eventually get better. Sometimes you have to go through the storm to…

Oh my goodness. I’m going to cry. Thank you.

natnovna:

check up on your friends and the people you love, just ask if they’re doing okay today, listen to them if they’re not, be there for people the way you wish people were there for you all those times you felt completely alone don’t let the bullshit make you cold and uncaring. 

(via gavia-stellata)

missmartian23:

nova-dragon:

basically

Oh shit.

someone made a comic of my everyday

fffuuucccckkkk

(via determinedfingers)

r-aine:

I used to loathe my stretch marks. Then one day, my best friend made this lovely comparison to ocean ripples and I began to fall in love with them. They show how intertwined we are with nature. How could that be considered ugly?

r-aine:

I used to loathe my stretch marks. Then one day, my best friend made this lovely comparison to ocean ripples and I began to fall in love with them. They show how intertwined we are with nature. How could that be considered ugly?

Congratulations on being an utter disrespectful piece of shit! 10/10 dead soldiers who committed suicide with real PTSD salute you.

asked by Anonymous

petrograd1:

myptsd-andme:

Are you fucking kidding me? You know that more than just soldiers have PTSD, right? In fact, rape victims and children in inner-city and high crime areas are more like to develop PTSD than soldiers.

But you know what? Among people who actually suffer from PTSD (which I’m assuming you don’t) solidarity is important. Because while we all have different reasons for having PTSD, we’re all going through the same thing.

But go ahead. Completely ignore the fact that being raped more than once in my life has led to me being diagnosed with an incredibly severe disorder by my doctor, psychologist, and psychiatrist. Ignore the fact that I’ve tried to kill myself. Ignore the fact that I have hallucinations and flashbacks and panic attacks every day. Ignore the fact that I suffer just like every other person with PTSD. You’re just like every other ableist piece of shit out there who has made sure that people with PTSD, INCLUDING SOLDIERS, don’t have access to the mental health resources they need.

I hope you can sleep at night, unlike those of us who suffer from PTSD.

I’d remove anonymous as an option if I were you…

That’s really sad though… It’s shocking someone who’ve read half an article about PTSD veterans assume they know more about what PTSD is than psychologists :|

/Non-veteran guy with diagnosed PTSD

As soon as I can get to a computer (or figure out how to take anon off on mobile) I’m going to turn anon off. :( It sucks that I have to, since I get a lot of people who send rants anonymously to my inbox when they just to need vent to a private place. But unfortunately people like this feel the need to ruin safe places.
I just can’t stand how people think that they know everything about PTSD when they’ve only ever read things about soldiers. A lot of soldiers have PTSD, but there are numerous other reasons why people have PTSD. Sexual assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse, vehicles accidents, job related accidents or stress, human trafficking, natural disasters, being a civilians during war or genocide, etc. I’ve talk to dozens of people with PTSD and all of their stories are unique and diverse. All ignoring that does is cause people with PTSD to suffer and be unable to get help. :( And that makes me so sad.

Congratulations on being an utter disrespectful piece of shit! 10/10 dead soldiers who committed suicide with real PTSD salute you.

asked by Anonymous

Are you fucking kidding me? You know that more than just soldiers have PTSD, right? In fact, rape victims and children in inner-city and high crime areas are more like to develop PTSD than soldiers.

But you know what? Among people who actually suffer from PTSD (which I’m assuming you don’t) solidarity is important. Because while we all have different reasons for having PTSD, we’re all going through the same thing.

But go ahead. Completely ignore the fact that being raped more than once in my life has led to me being diagnosed with an incredibly severe disorder by my doctor, psychologist, and psychiatrist. Ignore the fact that I’ve tried to kill myself. Ignore the fact that I have hallucinations and flashbacks and panic attacks every day. Ignore the fact that I suffer just like every other person with PTSD. You’re just like every other ableist piece of shit out there who has made sure that people with PTSD, INCLUDING SOLDIERS, don’t have access to the mental health resources they need.

I hope you can sleep at night, unlike those of us who suffer from PTSD.

Heaven fucking forbid anything in my life go right.