How PTSD Affects Family Members

As a society, we are finally realizing that trauma survivors need help. I’m glad to say that help is more forthcoming and that the medical and mental health professions are taking trauma more seriously. However, we often don’t see the subtleties, or the less obvious. What I’m addressing here are the secondary effects of trauma on…

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Children of Trauma Survivors

As a mother, I’m appalled when I realize what I had done to my daughter, even unknowingly. To this day, she still recalls having to keep quiet and tiptoe around me when she was just four years old because I would flip from numbness to rage in a split second.  Most of the day, however,…

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