With (no) Love, From PTSD

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Dear Melanie, We're not good friends but we're very familiar ones. We even sleep together, or should I saw awaken together from horrible dreams or lay awake together with anxieties and memories. I'm with you when you're in an elevator with strangers because more often than not, strangers mean potential attackers. You just never know, … Continue reading With (no) Love, From PTSD

How My PTSD Diagnosis Gave Me Strength

I’m 46 years old living in Miami, Florida, and in 2013 I was diagnosed with Complex post-traumatic stress disorder. For 17 years I had been verbally and psychologically abused by my husband. But up until 2012, I was fine. I was facing each instance of abuse individually and surviving. My brain had not compounded them … Continue reading How My PTSD Diagnosis Gave Me Strength

PTSD: How It Feels From the Inside

For the month of May, Defying Shadows will be joining the Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing a post daily on a different type of Mental Illness or "Shadow" that people commonly struggle with. Join us in creating awareness and working to end the stigma that goes with these topics! Today we have Melanie Pickett sharing … Continue reading PTSD: How It Feels From the Inside

#MentalHealthMonth | Anxiety: It’s Not “Just Nerves”

For the month of May, Defying Shadows will be joining the Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing a post daily on a different type of Mental Illness or "Shadow" that people commonly struggle with. Join us in creating awareness and working to end the stigma that goes with these topics! Today we have Melanie Pickett sharing … Continue reading #MentalHealthMonth | Anxiety: It’s Not “Just Nerves”