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(29) social work ceus
Tue, 29 January 2013 08:57:00 +0000

Thank you so much for your wise and ever so sensitive comments. How I wish that all who need help will find either this website or a safe, encouraging place where they are able to rest, be at peace and grow. Many , Many blessings to all who make the Gift from Within possible.

(28) Tammy Slade
Tue, 15 January 2013 12:36:46 +0000

I happen to run across your website while searching for help, I am constantly trying to figure out a solution to my pain. My only son was brutally murldered just over 6 yrs ago. His cousins beat and tortured him death, after all his long suffering they placed him on the railroad tracks. One last thing they did was smash his head on the rail of the tracks. I was a volunteer EMT for our local ambulance service in our very small town. I remember that horrible night in detail, I live in a mothers worst nightmare, after responding to the scene and finding out the victim was my son. Because we live in such a small town this horrible crime is still unsolved. A short time after this happened I went to two different professionals seeking help with what I was feeling, but it was't working. Now over 6 yrs later I am a mess inside and don't know what to do. I put on a fake smile and pretend everything is ok. I'm glad I found your sight, I have been awake all night wishing I had someone to talk to about this. This may not be the right place to unload, but nevertheless it helped me a little. Thank you.

(27) Tonya Miller
Wed, 9 January 2013 17:08:32 +0000

Thank you for this website. I've been suffering from PTSD for longer than I can remember. I suffered physical, mental and sexual abuse from multiple members of my family ranging from my mother to numerous uncles. I know what happened is not my fault but I can't help myself from thinking that I had to have done something wrong. Why else would the abuse continue over the years and through multiple family members. I have been to see several mental health providers all of which have not been able to help me. I am know completely homebound due to my irrational fears and my need to avoid any triggers that will set of severe panic attacks. WILL THIS EVER END????? Time does not heal all wounds!!!!

(26) KimD
Tue, 8 January 2013 17:47:21 +0000

I am an OIF Veteran, female, and was discharged in 2008 (unbeknownst to me!) with an Honorable discharge, but without benefit of a full MEB due to command inefficiencies. The VA has diagnosed me with PTSD (50%) and a few other injuries that bring my disability rating up to 80%. Since coming "home" I've felt that my life has little purpose, regardless of how I try. I do get counseling through the VA, and my disability pension, but, no employers want to hire a 56 year old woman with disabilities. Life is a constant battle for survival from day to day. Even my own son has thrown me away, depriving me of my grand-daughters, who were my reason for continuing. Yet I survive, and am trying to get an education in psychology and Art Therapy to assist the Children of soldiers who have young ones being affected by their own injuries. Are there any 'retreats' available in the mid west (I live in KY) that are low cost where I can have a couple days of peace and quiet, away from the stresses of my everyday existence and the company of others who might understand my feelings of dejection?

(25) Kate
Sat, 15 December 2012 01:50:27 +0000

Dr. Ochberg - Thank you so much for your wise words on Piers Morgan tonight.

(24) Rachael M
Mon, 10 December 2012 06:21:46 +0000

I need help and support as I go through life with complex PTSD...

(23) KApril
Sat, 27 October 2012 13:39:09 +0000

Thank you for your site which so compassionately provides crucial knowlege regarding the effects of complex PTSD. I reviewed your CD's and would love to see one on this very condition. Secondly, I am almost done with therapy which will occur in several months, in 2013. The problem I am having more than anything else is I don't know how to say goodbye to my therapist, and after I approached the topic with him I started to have some setbacks which frightened me.

(22) Thomas J. Ofe
Tue, 23 October 2012 13:10:53 +0000

I tutor students with math in a small room, no windows, with bright, undiffused flourescent lighting. I come home everyday with a headache. When the room gets too many students, I get overwhelmed with anxiety.
The VA doctor wrote a prescription that says I need space, ambient lighting from natural light, and proper ventilation because of my ptsd. It's been well over a month and nothing has been done to change my working conditions. There are plenty of places at the college where I can tutor in an atmosphere that provides the environment prescribed, but my bosses have denied me.
I have fallen into severe depression. It has affected my health, sex life, and family relations. I need the work, even if the pay is low, but the conditions are unbearable. What can I do?
Thomas J. Ofe

(21) Jennifet Colon
Sun, 14 October 2012 21:25:35 +0000

Hi. I'm going to send info for the support pal network but i cannot find the address to send to. help please. Thanks, Jen Colon

(20) diana tait
Sun, 7 October 2012 07:33:29 +0000

Hello everyone, I am a partner of person suffering with PTSD from Child Sexual Abuse and incest from infant to early teens and she now is suffering with Psycogenic Seizures and I am seeking help on how to be a good companion during her treatment which her Neuro Psychatrist has mapped out for her. His

e specializes in PTSD and PNES and is using Mind based therapy currently.

My questions are, what can anyone share with me regarding this treatment type, what can I do that is right and supportive and not cause any triggers and are there support groups for partners of PTSD patients in the local Cleveland Ohio area?

This is effecting me profoundly, as I am also the widow of a brain cancer patient 3 years now and the visits and mental health issue she is suffering with triggers emotion inmyself and I do not want ot be harmful to her in any way regarding my own emotion and behaviors.

Thanks so much for this site. Deeply concerned and committed to her well being.

Ay reply will be deeply appreciated.