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My First Blog Post

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.— Harriet Beecher Stowe Welcome to my PTSD journal. This blog is really what …

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My story of what led to my mental health difficulties

I grew up with a dad who spent every minute checking the house wasn’t going to fall down, that the house wasn’t going to catch fire. Crying all day, in and out of the psych ward, suicide attempts. I looked after him as a child after walking in on one of his suicide attempts when …

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Recovery Journal 2 – Thought Challenging

Thought-challenging seems to be helping a lot at the moment. I've been prescribed medications in the past and they haven't helped at all, but when somebody has challenged my thoughts, it has almost always helped, temporarily. But my mind quickly forgets and goes back to its old thoughts. When you have believed something for so …

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Recovery Journal 1 – How Trauma-Focused CBT is helping me.

I completed 12 weeks of group trauma-focused CBT a few months ago, and have been practicing the skills that I learned. I wanted to write this to keep track of my recovery, and to help others who might read it. I learned so much through the course, and one of the main things I'm now …

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Finally recognising attachment issues are part of it

So I've recently finished 12 weeks of trauma-focused CBT. It was great - the most informative thing I have ever done and it has equipped me with so many skills. I was surprised though, when the topics covered in some sessions were attachment styles/problems with relationships, and managing intense emotions. "A lot of people with …

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