Posts tagged PTSD

A Crow From Beyond: The Roots of True Therapy

A Crow From Beyond: The Roots of True Therapy

If you are struggling to find the right therapist for you–have you ever considered seeking out someone who has the same, spiritual beliefs as you do? If you are Catholic– a Catholic Therapist–for example. For me–I feel this was the fundamental key that had been missing from all of my other therapy sessions.

Support for Anxiety Depression and PTSD

Support for Anxiety Depression and PTSD

After leaving the Armed Forces, I was diagnosed with clinical Depression, chronic Anxiety and PTSD. I found myself on a waiting list for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and was offered mind-altering medication to help me until my name came up. This was not acceptable to me, but I had little choice; there were few other […]

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

I have schizoaffective disorder, but that is not who I am.

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

I continue to see posts on various sites from professionals who preach about “breaking stigma” and speaking out about mental health issues. While I think this is great, it hurts to see these same professionals continuing to promote stigma by refusing to give more than a few words on their own issues. I have been […]

Trauma and Self-Doubt

Trauma and Self-Doubt

I’ve doubted myself in many ways for as long as I can remember; I just hid it pretty well most of the time. Beginning at 12, I drank and smoked. As I got older, I increased my drugs of choice to include acid and ‘shrooms, which I preferred over anything else. Two months ago, while […]

Not Your Typical Normal

Not Your Typical Normal

My name is Samantha Rogers and I am the founder and president of NYTN (Not Your Typical Normal). I am also dual diagnosed with mental disorders and a recovering addict/alcoholic. This is my story. This is me. This is why I founded an organization to end the stigma of mental illness. Sit back, relax and […]

Don’t Give Up- Accepting Mental Illness

Don’t Give Up- Accepting Mental Illness

I had my first psychotic episode at the tender age of 17. The world seemed to come together and fall apart simultaneously. On reflection it’s difficult to pin point what had triggered this incredible reaction. Earlier that year I had been on tour in Japan promoting a peer counselling education programme that supported students being […]

Verbal Abuse Almost Broke Me

Verbal Abuse Almost Broke Me

“Psychological abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.” -Wikipedia In a moving and personal video, Chance shares how she survived verbal abuse and encourages […]

John Oliver Is Furious About The Appalling State Of Our Mental Health Services

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According to John, all we have done to help the mentally ill is: “nothing, not anything, very few things, not much, and prison.”

Hate Will Not Win- Surviving Sadistic Child Abuse

Hate Will Not Win- Surviving Sadistic Child Abuse

Sadistic child abuse threatens a child’s safety and forever changes their psychology.  Many children do not recover and struggle with self injury, addiction, and severe mental health issues for the rest of their lives. Here is one woman’s account of how she survived, one step after another, and chose her health over hatred. I was […]