PTSD Confessions

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This blog is not trigger free, so please be careful!
Stay strong, we love you all! xx
hi, new follower. if you don't already, would you be able to tag 9/11 please? my blacklist catches "9/11", "lemon dont look", and "lemon don't look". cheers!
ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:

Sure xx

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi, I just wanted to ask if you know how to block tags on tumblr (I'm using firefox). I've tried using the add-on and it didn't work, and I feel like I haven't got the skills to use greasemonkey. If you don't know how to, do you maybe know someone I can ask? Thank you.
ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:

Well I have never tried to do this using firefox and I tried looking up some stuff for you, but couldn’t find much other than what you mentioned.

Here is a tumblr post on how to hide tags in firefox. It does say you need to use greasemonkey, but I looked up some simple explanations on how to use it and found a hayageek tutorial and a webmokey tutorial, so maybe those would help?

If anyone has any ideas on this, please message in or reply to this post!

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Become knowledgable about PTSD

What causes PTSD:

Symptoms of PTSD // Myths & Facts about PTSD // DSM 5 Criteria for PTSD // Complex PTSD

Overcoming PTSD is not a black and white process and it will take time. Try not to hold high expectations for yourself such as ‘If I do such and such I’ll be cured overnight!’. Unfortunately there is no magic cure for PTSD, but there are things we can do to help.
Remember that not every technique will work for everyone.

Therapy & Medication
Types of therapy:

Demonstration of a therapy appointment // Step-by-step how to get a therapist // Differences between types of therapists

Tips on picking a therapist // 50 signs of good therapy  // 50 warning signs of bad therapy

Online Therapy:

  • Blah therapy - costs $25+ per session to talk to professionals, can talk to everyday people for free.
  • 7 cups of tea - free as far as I can tell, but the people you talk to aren’t professionals, anyone can become a ‘listener’ after doing the short online class. This site is good as you can browse through all the ‘listener’ profiles to find someone who suits your time schedule and someone who has more experience with what you are going through.
  • Online therapy - $349 for 8 weeks to access their full services.
  • Anxiety online - can’t tell if it’s free or not.
  • E-therapy - the people you talk to are registered therapists, costs money but you have to make an enquiry to find out how much
  • Talk Space - free to begin with, then $25+ per week

Antidepressants and how they work // Medication for combat PTSD

Self Help Books
The Courage to Heal // The Way of the Journal // Healing from Trauma

FlashbacksDissociation & Anxiety

Other Helpful Resources
Surviving the holidays // Intimacy after trauma // Dissociation explained // Bullying forum (where you can talk about how bullying has affected you) // Self care after rape // Anxiety Self help // Why you aren’t bad for loving your abuser // Self care masterpost // Resources for male survivors // Help for men with PTSD // Emotions chart // Showering when you don’t feel up to it

Useful Apps & Websites

If Self Harm / Suicide Ideation is an issue for you:
Free self harm workbook // I want to self harm powerpoint // Play on Weave Silk // The Butterfly Project // International Association for Suicide Prevention // Alternatives to self harm // More alternatives to self harm // Reasons to live // More reasons to live // Even more reasons to live

Distractions

For Friends and Family of those with PTSD:
How to help a friend who has been raped // What can I do? // What to do when someone is dissociating // 3 ways to help someone having a panic attack // 4 things you shouldn’t say to someone having a panic attack // How to help someone who is suicidal // How to be a friend to someone with PTSD

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Asker yeshomos Asks:
I don't know what to do with all the things I know about cptsd. I'm almost positive I have it but no one my mother values the opinion of. She's always been emotionally abusive
ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:

Can you talk to a friend or teacher about it? I’m not sure if you are still in contact/living with your mother, or how old you are, but could you try and spend a couple days a month away at a friend’s place? Just to get out of the house.

You could also go to the school counsellor if you are still at school (or uni) and talk to them about it, and about what your options are. It is really important that you get help, especially if you are still around your mother a lot of the time. I’m not sure what country you’re in, but there should be resources and services specific to where you live, so try looking at those too.

I’m proud of you for reaching out, and I know emotional abuse and PTSD (of all types) are awful but you will get through it xx

Asker freeanonlove Asks:
You have a wonderful blog!
ptsdconfessions ptsdconfessions Said:

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. Remind yourself that you are not who other people think or say you are.
2. Remind yourself that everybody makes mistakes at times, has areas of weakness, and things they want to change.
3. Remind yourself of ways in which you’ve grown and changed with time. You’re not who you once were - so celebrate how far you’ve come.
4. Also, the ending isn’t written and the future isn’t fixed. You’re free to change your image, and an old identity.
5. Identify the lies you have believed about yourself – and work on changing them so they’re more accurate and true. Also, don’t reinforce those lies by acting like you think they’re true.
6. Remember that your feelings are not the same as facts. Don’t live based on your feelings … as that will keep you trapped.
7. Hang out with those who see, and who appreciate, your worth. And take their words to heart, and let them help to build you up.

Hey everyone, I know I just took a mini break away from this blog, but I’m gonna have to take another one. Things are being really overwhelming at the moment and I need to focus on trying to be okay, or things will just get worse. I will come on if I feel up to it, but if you urgently need advice there are heaps of other mental health advice blogs you can talk to xx