Just a few weeks ago, I experienced something so scary that it sent me back in my trauma recovery. Suddenly, feelings of shame and violation have come flooding back. This is trauma recovery: good, bad, and ugly.
Category: mental health
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to the Crazy Gift of Grief
Just this past month, I was hit hard with feelings of sadness and regret during a time that should have been the happiest of my life after graduating college. There is no playbook when it comes to grief, and I realized at 36 years old, my childhood trauma needed some nurturing.
Tim takes on the topic of PTSD through poetry.
Tim’s Take on God’ Love for the Addict
It's so easy to judge the addict, but what if that addict was your child, parent, or loved one? Tim discusses what God sees when he looks at that person struggling and how we should as well.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Psychological Abuse: Gaslighting, Reactive Abuse, and More
Many people walk around psychologically abused, and they don't even know it's happening. Tactics such as gaslighting and reactive abuse are just some of the weapons used against survivors to keep them confused and blaming themselves. Read on to learn more about this and how I took back my life from it.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Suicidal Thoughts: How Mental Health Issues Can’t Just Be “Prayed Away”
*TRIGGER WARNING* I had dealt with suicidal thoughts off and on my entire life. I had no idea that getting the help I needed could intensify that in the beginning of my trauma recovery. As much as I believe in the power of prayer, I needed more help. Read on to hear more about my story with suicidal thoughts.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to ADHD:How Stigma Leads to Suffering
There is SO much more to ADHD than just being hyper or distracted, and stigmas are causing many kids and adults to be misdiagnosed with behavioral issues. My sons' battles caused them to beg me for help. I pray my story helps another parent who may be allowing people's opinions cause them to feel ashamed to get their children (or themselves) the help that they need.
Tim’s Take on a Police Officer’s Regret
As a former police officer, Tim saw domestic violence cases daily, but this one sticks out more than any other. He only wishes he had done one other thing. Read on to hear more from Tim.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to How the Church’s Silence Hurts the Divorced/Remarried Christian
Remarriage and divorce are so common in the church yet not talked about often. In fact, a fear of advocating for divorce is hurting many who need encouragement. But what about abuse and the lack of it being brought up as grounds for divorce? Could that silence be INCREASING the divorce and abuse rates in the church? This is a must-read challenge to the church on behalf of a divorced and remarried survivor of domestic violence.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Body Image: Eating Disorders, Insecurity, and Everywhere In-between
Body image issues aren't just painful. For many, they can be completely traumatic. This trauma response can vary from low self-esteem to full-blown eating disorders and can be triggered by food issues to sexual abuse or more. Read on to see how healing is possible both cognitively and spiritually.