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Trauma-Informed Blog

Here you’ll find content that focuses on complex trauma research, as well as survivor stories & poetry, and featured articles from clinicians and thought leaders in the world of trauma recovery.

When Grief Gets Complicated

Complicated grief requires support. It is grief that is not simply resolved with time. “Time heals all wounds” does not apply.

The Link Between Complex Trauma and Suicidal Ideation

This series of articles in September has focused primarily on advocating and supporting someone who has suicidal ideations or has attempted to die by suicide. As September is National Suicide Awareness Month, we shall continue to address the causes and treatment...
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Being Ready for Reentry: One Veteran’s View on Coming Home

Being Ready for Reentry: One Veteran’s View on Coming Home

Welcome Home My Friend This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The world is your oyster and it’s time to celebrate. How are you going to do it? You could go to college, start a business, get a dog, or anything else your heart desires! Sounds great, right? Well,...

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Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope

Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope

Trauma Treatment, Cicadas and the Emerging Buzz of Hope                                 by Lily Tecklher *TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains an account of child assault. Please practice self-care when reading and step away if you become triggered.        In...

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Tension and Trauma-Releasing Exercises and Self-Regulation

Tension and Trauma-Releasing Exercises and Self-Regulation

The stress and tension from trauma can kill. We know this fact because of the volumes of research that have been done on the subject. Not only can stress and tension be fatal, but they also can be the root cause of self-deregulation leaving survivors struggling in...

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What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

“Complex PTSD comes in response to chronic traumatization over the course of months or, more often, years. This can include emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuses, domestic violence, living in a war zone, being held captive, human trafficking, and other organized rings of abuse, and more. While there are exceptional circumstances where adults develop C-PTSD, it is most often seen in those whose trauma occurred in childhood”. 

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