PTSD Spirituality: Unrelated Triggers, Booze, and Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs and Corn on the Cob

Hot Dogs and Corn on the Cob

One of the many “joys” of having PTSD is that we can get triggered by events and situations which have nothing to do with our initial traumas. Depending on levels of stress one can be more susceptible to activation of their PTSD symptoms and behaviors. Such has been my life of late. O’ Joy, O’ Bliss! Lucky Me![Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and Holiday Stress

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the USA. It will be a time when many people have enjoyable family get-togethers and a time to eat, relax, and maybe watch some football. And, unfortunately, for many, Thanksgiving and the crush of on-going holiday stress running through early January will be a wounding experience. [Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD Does Not Require an Explosion

Ray Spencer recently died in Iraq at age 20.  A United States Marine, Ray Spencer had been in Iraq on his second tour for only a few days when, according to the investigation he killed himself.  The Marines classified his death as a “nonhostile incident.”

 

The PTSD Spirituality Blog has a focus on suicide prevention.   The goal of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is to compel us into despair and self-death.  PTSD damages our soul, inhibits our self-worth, and [Continue Reading…]