Can We Shatter PTSD Stigma One Fearless Face at a Time?

Originally published on Wilson Writes on May 5, 2016 By Kelly Wilson. One of my Stand Up for Mental Health jokes about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is that most people think that only those in the military have PTSD. My idea of basic training is getting out of bed in the…

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Don’t tell me everything happens for a reason

Don’t tell me everything happens for a reason When even the justice system offers no solution I walk around reclusive and exposed Like a tortoise without a shell Every day life plays in fast forward But my mind keeps replaying moments in hell One unwanted touch and my childhood was…

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Introducing myself: Cissy White, parent with ACEs who’s parenting with ACEs (and who’s the Parenting with ACEs group’s new group manager!)

Originally published on ACES Connection on May 4, 2016 By Christine Cissy White. I learned about the CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study and 10- questionnaire survey only two years ago, and it’s fair to say I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. I’m a mother, a trauma survivor, an activist and…

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#FacesOfPTSD–What Is This All About?

Originally published on W.T.F. on May 4, 2016 By Dawn Daum. Sometimes all it takes for a person who is suffering to reach out for help is to see the face of someone they can identify with. By doing something you already do, nearly every day, you can help make…

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