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Staff and Guest Writer submissions, research articles, survivors stories, poetry, and more!

The Burden of Truth

The Burden of Truth

For trauma sufferers as well as survivors, the burden of truth is often a difficult pill to swallow. In a recent dilemma, I have been stretched and squeezed into a mode of discomfort when it comes to decision-making. My only niece is to be married in late October....

Gag Me With a Compliment

Gag Me With a Compliment

Why trauma survivors may not be able to receive compliments, praise, or kindness. The funniest thing came to mind when I was thinking about this topic. It was a memory from my childhood of going to a restaurant in New Jersey called Buxton’s. If they had other food...

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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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