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After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.
Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.
The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma.
You can't patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.
In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder.
You know, veterans come home and they may not be bipolar, but after they've been through a war with PTSD or a head injury, their families have a handful when they come home.
Am I awake or dreaming? It doesn’t matter anymore. When I close my eyes I dream of death and war. When I open my eyes I see death and war.
When my own son is going through what he goes through, coming back, I can certainly relate with other families, who kind of fill these ramifications of some PTSD.
I am also deeply concerned with the widespread, often undiagnosed, incidents of PTSD and the alarming suicide rates amongst our returning soldiers.
If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don't think it's the children who need to be adjusted.
I met soldiers coming back from war and I was impressed by their description of PTSD, all the symptoms: the outburst of violence, the impossibility to cope with reality anymore, all that stuff.
I did a study of soldiers returning from Iraq, and their levels of PTSD were much higher if they had had to shoot a woman or child, even if they knew the person was a suicide bomber.
I know people with PTSD, and it's very real and very hard. But it doesn't change your core character.
You cannot get PTSD from reading a book or from hearing a story, even repeated stories over and over.
I've shared meditation with a lot of hip-hop artists, inmates, and returning war veterans with PTSD, as well. I feel like this dharma, this service is part of my job.
Since PTSD is being exposed to death and the death of someone close, I felt really close to [the soldiers].
The unique stigma of PTSD. The stigma of PTSD remains one of the most formidable barriers to effective care.
Abuse really is its own alphabet. Those who have not gone through it cannot understand it fully. The echos of violence hang in subconscious long after the threat is gone.
Part of the process in healing from trauma, like recovering from addiction, is developing connection and support with others.
Often it isn’t the initiating trauma that creates seemingly insurmountable pain, but the lack of support after.
We don't heal in isolation, but in community.
... it is to your credit that you recognize that if he was a monster then it was other monstrous things which made him so. The iron forged on the anvil cannot be blamed for the hammer...
Seeing you with that guy tonight made me nuts, because every bone in my body says you’re mine.
It was her turn to hold him up.
War becomes a part of you. It is a feeling just as much as an experience. If you can’t feel it, you weren’t paying attention. And if you weren’t paying attention, you are probably dead anyway.
I never liked telling war stories. Some men love to tell them. Hell, some men need to. They need to convince themselves that the war is over. But I'm not one of them.
When I got out of prison, I was basically no longer human, ' Miriam says.
Home.” This was my mantra, my four-letter savior.
See it for what it is and own it, rather than rethink it so you don't have to deal with the trauma of the abuse. This is the only way to move on--through acceptance.
Being stress and anxiety free is a human preset, I just show you how to 'flick the switch' to off. Permanent stress and anxiety recovery is possible quickly and simply despite what many are told.
Because if I am living an honest life, and my eyes are open, and I'm trying my hardest to be good and kind, then anything I'm doing is fine to tell people.
What if I lose what little control I have left? I may live in a prison now, but at least I know my way around it.
I guess whoever built and buried that IED out there in the desert will never know how far that blast traveled. But all things ripple out, cause shrapnel.
It is a rare person who can cut himself off from mediate and immediate relations with others for long spaces of time without undergoing a deterioration in personality.
Some of the experiences endured by human beings on this earth are virtually unbelievable.
While a psychiatric diagnosis can serve a purpose in treatment plans, it should not become a tool to discredit a person's disclosure of abuse.
you'll never see my books on Vanity Fair I'm not the type of author they would want there
It has many forms, not all of which look like what you see in movies.
Because of my bipolar condition I will have to take anti psychotics until I die but hopefully a handful of them won't be the last thing I taste
Denial and minimizing is often seen in genuine PTSD and, hence, should be a target of detection and measurement.
The central mechanism of the avoidance mechanism of PTSD is the ego defense of denial
Phrases such as "I'm beside myself, " "I was frightened to pieces, " "I feel lost, " "I feel like part of me is missing, " originated from a sense of soul loss.
People who have survived atrocities often tell their stories in a highly emotional, contradictory and fragmented manner.
Triggers are like little psychic explosions that crash through avoidance and bring the dissociated, avoided trauma suddenly, unexpectedly, back into consciousness.
Trauma is any stressor that occurs in a sudden and forceful way and is experienced as overwhelming.
Understanding trauma and that we each respond to it differently will help us be supportive and nonjudgmental toward each other.
Traumas produce their disintegrating effects in proportion to their intensity, duration and repetition. (1909)
Miriam is upset. Her voice is stretched and I can't look at her. Perhaps they beat something out of her she didn't get back.
I’m a stranger behind the same set of eyes that the girl in the photo holds.
The Persian rug served as their country with people living injade green jungles and others living in an opal cream sky.They were so light. No one would ever be able to tell thatthey had lived there.