Inside Our Relationship with PTSD and Schizoaffective Disorder

When I thought of PTSD before I met my boyfriend, I pictured an angry man choking his partner in her sleep. I saw fits of rage. I thought of dramatic scenes in movies after a soldier has come home from war.

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PTSD: Rape Flashbacks

A flashback is so much more than a memory; it is a re-experiencing of it. However, it can be overcome. Through time, therapy, and healing we can take back our lives.

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White Knuckled Anxiety

I am stopping to ask why I’m so angry and am instead asking if I’m actually angry at all.

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Reframing Negative Thoughts Changed My Life

When I first learned about reframing negative thoughts, I rolled my eyes. It sounded like just another person telling me to “be positive.” Every time someone told me “to look on the bright side,” I pressed my lips together and imagined throwing my cell phone at their head.

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How Domestic Violence Kept Me From Coming Out

I remember the first time a pretty girl kissed me. We were both on ecstasy at a rave. She had shiny bleached hair, so over-treated it was silver, and it fell perfectly straight just to her jaw line.

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