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Three Things Sarah Palin Needs to Know About PTSD

January 25, 2016 Becky Oberg

There are three things Sarah Palin needs to know about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Palin showed her amazing ignorance about PTSD when she blamed President Obama for her son Track's PTSD. Palin said Track's recent domestic violence arrest was due to PTSD, and as horrible as that is, it could be true. However, Palin's "party of personal responsibility" is shifting the blame from themselves (Republicans have blocked every veterans' mental health bill and every mental health bill in general) to people who have nothing to do with it. So here are three things Sarah Palin--and every politician gutting our mental health system--needs to know about PTSD.

Sarah Palin, PTSD Is Not Anyone's Fault

PTSD is not anyone's fault -- not Sarah Palin's, not Track's, not President Obama's. PTSD occurs when an individual experiences a traumatic event and responds with wounds to the brain. As one ex-military psychiatrist told me, it's a normal response to an abnormal situation. Symptoms include reliving the event through flashbacks and intrusive memories, avoidance of reminders of the event, hyperarousal, and irritability. Substance abuse and self-injurious behavior are also common. PTSD is a major reason why 22 veterans per day commit suicide and a major factor for veterans getting in trouble with the law.

Sarah Palin's ignorance of PTSD does a disservice to her son and millions of other sufferers. Here are three basic PTSD truths Sarah Palin needs to learn.The courts are not always understanding, which is why we need mental health courts; people like Track need treatment more than punishment. A person with mental illness does not belong in the criminal justice system, and it's not "tough on crime" to put us there. A friend of mine, a Gulf War combat vet with PTSD, fired a gun in the midst of flashbacks. Mexican by birth, he thought his Army service automatically made him a citizen and that he would pay his debt to society with a short prison term. He, instead, was deported for life after a few years in prison. This has happened to nearly 33,000 veterans, according to the Facebook page Banished Veterans.

Veterans gave us their best. The ones with PTSD have just as real wounds as the ones missing an arm or leg. Shouldn't we do our best to see they receive treatment?

Sarah Palin, PTSD Is Treatable But Track Must Accept It

Sarah Palin needs to know that PTSD is treatable, but one has to be willing to accept treatment for it to be effective. We, as a society, have to understand that PTSD is a physical illness that manifests with psychiatric symptoms, that it is okay to seek treatment, and that suicide is not the answer. We don't need to wage a war on traumatized people who need help.

Sadly, speaking as a veteran, the military is not understanding of mental health issues. It doesn't matter who the commander-in-chief is; it's a problem with military culture. Active duty service members often fear that seeking help will mean the end of their career, and it usually does (Combating PTSD Stigma In The Military). We need to stop treating PTSD as a discipline issue (it's common to discharge service members with mental illness as having a conduct problem that existed prior to service) and start treating it as a health problem.

We need to stop worrying about how bad seeking help will look on our military record. We need to stop telling service members that the military's going to fix what's wrong with them. We need to stop the stigma attached to mental wounds. We need to understand that PTSD is treatable and need not mean the end of one's service.

Sarah Palin, People with PTSD Need Support

As much as I hate abusers, I'm able to see Track's suffering. As much as I want to only see his victim kneeling by the bed and crying because he beat her, I can see Track's victimhood as well. People with PTSD need support, even when they commit crimes so despicable we want to lock them up and throw away the key. Punishment alone never cured anybody, even though it's been standard for people with PTSD. We were once burned as witches, we're now locked up.

It's time to put up or shut up. It's time to stop assigning blame and instead give help and support. It's time for both parties to stop blocking every single mental health bill that comes in front of Congress. It's time to ensure that every veteran, regardless of whose son or daughter they are, has access to quality treatment before they get in trouble or commit suicide.

Stop blaming Obama, get Track into PTSD treatment, then do the same for the thousands of other veterans in the same situation.

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APA Reference
Oberg, B. (2016, January 25). Three Things Sarah Palin Needs to Know About PTSD, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2016/01/three-things-sarah-palin-needs-to-know-about-ptsd



Author: Becky Oberg

Jill
says:
April, 5 2017 at 10:17 am
I have chrinic ptsd but my war zone was in my home. I suffer from Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome with gaslighting. 18 years of it. I have 90% of the symptoms. (See PTSDUK.. ORG signs and symptoms.) My jaw dropped when your article states the Republican Party has blocked every bill according to your sources. I am a conservative and I will research.
Where is my PTSD hotline? I was once referred to a number that could help me with breastfeeding from a government agency none the less. The police treat us with disrespect- the drug addict, she won't press charges, well she asks for it cuz she keeps going back." Our brains change not only with ptsd but we also suffer the abusive physical changes in the brain. We now have the word "prey" stamped in our forehead. Our brain will only be attracted to abusive men. No matter how nice they seem. we have become; people pleasers, appeasers, and the "yes woman." I literally have a personality disorder which my dr says is because I'm "TOO nice" and it's getting me into trouble.
Quickly: I've lived a nightmare since mid oct 2016. Starting with my 15 yr old, omg! I can't. It's so painful. The story is too long. So many trauma after trauma after traumas- living nightmares w/in living nightmares. Abuse! I wasn't going to let them win and put me in the hospital for wanting to kill myself or mental illness. It took every ounce of energy to keep it together. Imagine being made of puzzle pieces. And then consistently having to grab at the puzzle pieces that are coming undone one after the other to keep u whole. Weird but that's the only way I can explain it. All we want- anyone who suffers from ptsd, chronic or complex or pdsd - is for you to understand us. No one ever can. No matter how hard you try to explain it or give them articles on it. And Because our language skills decreases, I use quotes from Facebook or I'll look one up via search engine. For example I'll type in "why me" do a search and hit images. I'll find some quotes that fit the best and I save them. I'm an educated woman who does so much research on this stuff because the doctors don't have the answers. Acupuncture and hypnotherapy has worked the best for me. Pharmaceutically xanax 1 mg extended release is a life saver. It's not prescribed much or known about. I don't trust anyone especially the police. (Not one report was written by them when I called because I was being abused.)They need some serious edumacation on the subject.
I'm a 50 year old woman who's never done any crime or bad things to anyone except herself. I thought I was doing a good deed, gods work even, being too nice, but as the saying goes " no good deed goes unpunished!" We, the abused now have bad pickers and invite the drama into there home. All the time thinking im doing a good thing..
I just learned that I am under surveillance. wow. I was actually outside talking to an old friend, younger friend, like a son to me for a minute and went back through my gate and continued to use my drill to take a piece of junk apart. I look up and there's three police officers looking over my back gate. I was asked if I had a gun. What? Yes! 6-7 cop cars with 10-12 policemen and one horrible woman (ironic) were in front of my house. I said "wow, is this all for me?" Yes. Someone thought my small girly drill was a gun. Oh my word. Go catch some criminals for gods sake.
I'm actually pretty happy that the police are watching my house now. I feel safer. Safer from the characters in my nightmare.
That's the shortest way I can describe it.
I am tired of being the doormat, the manipulated, the lied to, the deceived, the used. By not only friends but family as well. I refuse to pick another abuser. But where's my help. There isn't one hot line in the United States that I've have been able to find for ptsd for abused women.
I feel like standing at the capital with a sign about ptsd and health for the vets and adding the abused. Changing the sign daily, so people would have to pay attention, over and over again.

Your article touched me and I get it. I'm 100% behind you. I do abusive industrial art, photos and jewelry depicting abuse in my own way. (Also non abusive of each.) I want to terribly get my voice heard- our voices heard!

I don't want to be alone anymore.
I want to laugh again
I want to be able to love someone again.
I want to be a great mom again!

My PTSD, My wounds from abuse, my physical injury - keeps me from all of those things.
I have chrinic ptsd but my war zone was in my home. I suffer from Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome with gaslighting. 18 years of it. I have 90% of the symptoms. (See PTSDUK.. ORG signs and symptoms.) My jaw dropped when your article states the Republican Party has blocked every bill according to your sources. I am a conservative and I will research.
Where is my PTSD hotline? I was once referred to a number that could help me with breastfeeding from a government agency none the less. The police treat us with disrespect- the drug addict, she won't press charges, well she asks for it cuz she keeps going back." Our brains change not only with ptsd but we also suffer the abusive physical changes in the brain. We now have the word "prey" stamped in our forehead. Our brain will only be attracted to abusive men. No matter how nice they seem. we have become; people pleasers, appeasers, and the "yes woman." I literally have a personality disorder which my dr says is because I'm "TOO nice" and it's getting me into trouble.
Quickly: I've lived a nightmare since mid oct 2016. Starting with my 15 yr old, omg! I can't. It's so painful. The story is too long. So many trauma after trauma after traumas- living nightmares w/in living nightmares. Abuse! I wasn't going to let them win and put me in the hospital for wanting to kill myself or mental illness. It took every ounce of energy to keep it together. Imagine being made of puzzle pieces. And then consistently having to grab at the puzzle pieces that are coming undone one after the other to keep u whole. Weird but that's the only way I can explain it. All we want- anyone who suffers from ptsd, chronic or complex or pdsd - is for you to understand us. No one ever can. No matter how hard you try to explain it or give them articles on it. And Because our language skills decreases, I use quotes from Facebook or I'll look one up via search engine. For example I'll type in "why me" do a search and hit images. I'll find some quotes that fit the best and I save them. I'm an educated woman who does so much research on this stuff because the doctors don't have the answers. Acupuncture and hypnotherapy has worked the best for me. Pharmaceutically xanax 1 mg extended release is a life saver. It's not prescribed much or known about. I don't trust anyone especially the police. (Not one report was written by them when I called because I was being abused.)They need some serious edumacation on the subject.
I'm a 50 year old woman who's never done any crime or bad things to anyone except herself. I thought I was doing a good deed, gods work even, being too nice, but as the saying goes " no good deed goes unpunished!" We, the abused now have bad pickers and invite the drama into there home. All the time thinking im doing a good thing..
I just learned that I am under surveillance. wow. I was actually outside talking to an old friend, younger friend, like a son to me for a minute and went back through my gate and continued to use my drill to take a piece of junk apart. I look up and there's three police officers looking over my back gate. I was asked if I had a gun. What? Yes! 6-7 cop cars with 10-12 policemen and one horrible woman (ironic) were in front of my house. I said "wow, is this all for me?" Yes. Someone thought my small girly drill was a gun. Oh my word. Go catch some criminals for gods sake.
I'm actually pretty happy that the police are watching my house now. I feel safer. Safer from the characters in my nightmare.
That's the shortest way I can describe it.
I am tired of being the doormat, the manipulated, the lied to, the deceived, the used. By not only friends but family as well. I refuse to pick another abuser. But where's my help. There isn't one hot line in the United States that I've have been able to find for ptsd for abused women.
I feel like standing at the capital with a sign about ptsd and health for the vets and adding the abused. Changing the sign daily, so people would have to pay attention, over and over again.

Your article touched me and I get it. I'm 100% behind you. I do abusive industrial art, photos and jewelry depicting abuse in my own way. (Also non abusive of each.) I want to terribly get my voice heard- our voices heard!

I don't want to be alone anymore.
I want to laugh again
I want to be able to love someone again.
I want to be a great mom again!

My PTSD, My wounds from abuse, my physical injury - keeps me from all of those things.
I have chrinic ptsd but my war zone was in my home. I suffer from Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome with gaslighting. 18 years of it. I have 90% of the symptoms. (See PTSDUK.. ORG signs and symptoms.) My jaw dropped when your article states the Republican Party has blocked every bill according to your sources. I am a conservative and I will research.
Where is my PTSD hotline? I was once referred to a number that could help me with breastfeeding from a government agency none the less. The police treat us with disrespect- the drug addict, she won't press charges, well she asks for it cuz she keeps going back." Our brains change not only with ptsd but we also suffer the abusive physical changes in the brain. We now have the word "prey" stamped in our forehead. Our brain will only be attracted to abusive men. No matter how nice they seem. we have become; people pleasers, appeasers, and the "yes woman." I literally have a personality disorder which my dr says is because I'm "TOO nice" and it's getting me into trouble.
Quickly: I've lived a nightmare since mid oct 2016. Starting with my 15 yr old, omg! I can't. It's so painful. The story is too long. So many trauma after trauma after traumas- living nightmares w/in living nightmares. Abuse! I wasn't going to let them win and put me in the hospital for wanting to kill myself or mental illness. It took every ounce of energy to keep it together. Imagine being made of puzzle pieces. And then consistently having to grab at the puzzle pieces that are coming undone one after the other to keep u whole. Weird but that's the only way I can explain it. All we want- anyone who suffers from ptsd, chronic or complex or pdsd - is for you to understand us. No one ever can. No matter how hard you try to explain it or give them articles on it. And Because our language skills decreases, I use quotes from Facebook or I'll look one up via search engine. For example I'll type in "why me" do a search and hit images. I'll find some quotes that fit the best and I save them. I'm an educated woman who does so much research on this stuff because the doctors don't have the answers. Acupuncture and hypnotherapy has worked the best for me. Pharmaceutically xanax 1 mg extended release is a life saver. It's not prescribed much or known about. I don't trust anyone especially the police. (Not one report was written by them when I called because I was being abused.)They need some serious edumacation on the subject.
I'm a 50 year old woman who's never done any crime or bad things to anyone except herself. I thought I was doing a good deed, gods work even, being too nice, but as the saying goes " no good deed goes unpunished!" We, the abused now have bad pickers and invite the drama into there home. All the time thinking im doing a good thing..
I just learned that I am under surveillance. wow. I was actually outside talking to an old friend, younger friend, like a son to me for a minute and went back through my gate and continued to use my drill to take a piece of junk apart. I look up and there's three police officers looking over my back gate. I was asked if I had a gun. What? Yes! 6-7 cop cars with 10-12 policemen and one horrible woman (ironic) were in front of my house. I said "wow, is this all for me?" Yes. Someone thought my small girly drill was a gun. Oh my word. Go catch some criminals for gods sake.
I'm actually pretty happy that the police are watching my house now. I feel safer. Safer from the characters in my nightmare.
That's the shortest way I can describe it.
I am tired of being the doormat, the manipulated, the lied to, the deceived, the used. By not only friends but family as well. I refuse to pick another abuser. But where's my help. There isn't one hot line in the United States that I've have been able to find for ptsd for abused women.
I feel like standing at the capital with a sign about ptsd and health for the vets and adding the abused. Changing the sign daily, so people would have to pay attention, over and over again.

Your article touched me and I get it. I'm 100% behind you. I do abusive industrial art, photos and jewelry depicting abuse in my own way. (Also non abusive of each.) I want to terribly get my voice heard- our voices heard!

I don't want to be alone anymore.
I want to laugh again
I want to be able to love someone again.
I want to be a great mom again!

My PTSD, My wounds from abuse, my physical injury - keeps me from all of those things.
I have chrinic ptsd but my war zone was in my home. I suffer from Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome with gaslighting. 18 years of it. I have 90% of the symptoms. (See PTSDUK.. ORG signs and symptoms.) My jaw dropped when your article states the Republican Party has blocked every bill according to your sources. I am a conservative and I will research.
Where is my PTSD hotline? I was once referred to a number that could help me with breastfeeding from a government agency none the less. The police treat us with disrespect- the drug addict, she won't press charges, well she asks for it cuz she keeps going back." Our brains change not only with ptsd but we also suffer the abusive physical changes in the brain. We now have the word "prey" stamped in our forehead. Our brain will only be attracted to abusive men. No matter how nice they seem. we have become; people pleasers, appeasers, and the "yes woman." I literally have a personality disorder which my dr says is because I'm "TOO nice" and it's getting me into trouble.
Quickly: I've lived a nightmare since mid oct 2016. Starting with my 15 yr old, omg! I can't. It's so painful. The story is too long. So many trauma after trauma after traumas- living nightmares w/in living nightmares. Abuse! I wasn't going to let them win and put me in the hospital for wanting to kill myself or mental illness. It took every ounce of energy to keep it together. Imagine being made of puzzle pieces. And then consistently having to grab at the puzzle pieces that are coming undone one after the other to keep u whole. Weird but that's the only way I can explain it. All we want- anyone who suffers from ptsd, chronic or complex or pdsd - is for you to understand us. No one ever can. No matter how hard you try to explain it or give them articles on it. And Because our language skills decreases, I use quotes from Facebook or I'll look one up via search engine. For example I'll type in "why me" do a search and hit images. I'll find some quotes that fit the best and I save them. I'm an educated woman who does so much research on this stuff because the doctors don't have the answers. Acupuncture and hypnotherapy has worked the best for me. Pharmaceutically xanax 1 mg extended release is a life saver. It's not prescribed much or known about. I don't trust anyone especially the police. (Not one report was written by them when I called because I was being abused.)They need some serious edumacation on the subject.
I'm a 50 year old woman who's never done any crime or bad things to anyone except herself. I thought I was doing a good deed, gods work even, being too nice, but as the saying goes " no good deed goes unpunished!" We, the abused now have bad pickers and invite the drama into there home. All the time thinking im doing a good thing..
I just learned that I am under surveillance. wow. I was actually outside talking to an old friend, younger friend, like a son to me for a minute and went back through my gate and continued to use my drill to take a piece of junk apart. I look up and there's three police officers looking over my back gate. I was asked if I had a gun. What? Yes! 6-7 cop cars with 10-12 policemen and one horrible woman (ironic) were in front of my house. I said "wow, is this all for me?" Yes. Someone thought my small girly drill was a gun. Oh my word. Go catch some criminals for gods sake.
I'm actually pretty happy that the police are watching my house now. I feel safer. Safer from the characters in my nightmare.
That's the shortest way I can describe it.
I am tired of being the doormat, the manipulated, the lied to, the deceived, the used. By not only friends but family as well. I refuse to pick another abuser. But where's my help. There isn't one hot line in the United States that I've have been able to find for ptsd for abused women.
I feel like standing at the capital with a sign about ptsd and health for the vets and adding the abused. Changing the sign daily, so people would have to pay attention, over and over again.

Your article touched me and I get it. I'm 100% behind you. I do abusive industrial art, photos and jewelry depicting abuse in my own way. (Also non abusive of each.) I want to terribly get my voice heard- our voices heard!

I don't want to be alone anymore.
I want to laugh again
I want to be able to love someone again.
I want to be a great mom again!

My PTSD, My wounds from abuse, my physical injury - keeps me from all of those things.
Adan I have chrinic ptsd but my war zone was in my home. I suffer from Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome with gaslighting. 18 years of it. I have 90% of the symptoms. (See PTSDUK.. ORG signs and symptoms.) My jaw dropped when your article states the Republican Party has blocked every bill according to your sources. I am a conservative and I will research.
Where is my PTSD hotline? I was once referred to a number that could help me with breastfeeding from a government agency none the less. The police treat us with disrespect- the drug addict, she won't press charges, well she asks for it cuz she keeps going back." Our brains change not only with ptsd but we also suffer the abusive physical changes in the brain. We now have the word "prey" stamped in our forehead. Our brain will only be attracted to abusive men. No matter how nice they seem. we have become; people pleasers, appeasers, and the "yes woman." I literally have a personality disorder which my dr says is because I'm "TOO nice" and it's getting me into trouble.
Quickly: I've lived a nightmare since mid oct 2016. Starting with my 15 yr old, omg! I can't. It's so painful. The story is too long. So many trauma after trauma after traumas- living nightmares w/in living nightmares. Abuse! I wasn't going to let them win and put me in the hospital for wanting to kill myself or mental illness. It took every ounce of energy to keep it together. Imagine being made of puzzle pieces. And then consistently having to grab at the puzzle pieces that are coming undone one after the other to keep u whole. Weird but that's the only way I can explain it. All we want- anyone who suffers from ptsd, chronic or complex or pdsd - is for you to understand us. No one ever can. No matter how hard you try to explain it or give them articles on it. And Because our language skills decreases, I use quotes from Facebook or I'll look one up via search engine. For example I'll type in "why me" do a search and hit images. I'll find some quotes that fit the best and I save them. I'm an educated woman who does so much research on this stuff because the doctors don't have the answers. Acupuncture and hypnotherapy has worked the best for me. Pharmaceutically xanax 1 mg extended release is a life saver. It's not prescribed much or known about. I don't trust anyone especially the police. (Not one report was written by them when I called because I was being abused.)They need some serious edumacation on the subject.
I'm a 50 year old woman who's never done any crime or bad things to anyone except herself. I thought I was doing a good deed, gods work even, being too nice, but as the saying goes " no good deed goes unpunished!" We, the abused now have bad pickers and invite the drama into there home. All the time thinking im doing a good thing..
I just learned that I am under surveillance. wow. I was actually outside talking to an old friend, younger friend, like a son to me for a minute and went back through my gate and continued to use my drill to take a piece of junk apart. I look up and there's three police officers looking over my back gate. I was asked if I had a gun. What? Yes! 6-7 cop cars with 10-12 policemen and one horrible woman (ironic) were in front of my house. I said "wow, is this all for me?" Yes. Someone thought my small girly drill was a gun. Oh my word. Go catch some criminals for gods sake.
I'm actually pretty happy that the police are watching my house now. I feel safer. Safer from the characters in my nightmare.
That's the shortest way I can describe it.
I am tired of being the doormat, the manipulated, the lied to, the deceived, the used. By not only friends but family as well. I refuse to pick another abuser. But where's my help. There isn't one hot line in the United States that I've have been able to find for ptsd for abused women.
I feel like standing at the capital with a sign about ptsd and health for the vets and adding the abused. Changing the sign daily, so people would have to pay attention, over and over again.

Your article touched me and I get it. I'm 100% behind you. I do abusive industrial art, photos and jewelry depicting abuse in my own way. (Also non abusive of each.) I want to terribly get my voice heard- our voices heard!

I don't want to be alone anymore.
I want to laugh again
I want to be able to love someone again.
I want to be a great mom again!

My PTSD, My wounds from abuse, my physical injury - keeps me from all of those things.
I have chrinic ptsd but my war zone was in my home. I suffer from Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome with gaslighting. 18 years of it. I have 90% of the symptoms. (See PTSDUK.. ORG signs and symptoms.) My jaw dropped when your article states the Republican Party has blocked every bill according to your sources. I am a conservative and I will research.
Where is my PTSD hotline? I was once referred to a number that could help me with breastfeeding from a government agency none the less. The police treat us with disrespect- the drug addict, she won't press charges, well she asks for it cuz she keeps going back." Our brains change not only with ptsd but we also suffer the abusive physical changes in the brain. We now have the word "prey" stamped in our forehead. Our brain will only be attracted to abusive men. No matter how nice they seem. we have become; people pleasers, appeasers, and the "yes woman." I literally have a personality disorder which my dr says is because I'm "TOO nice" and it's getting me into trouble.
Quickly: I've lived a nightmare since mid oct 2016. Starting with my 15 yr old, omg! I can't. It's so painful. The story is too long. So many trauma after trauma after traumas- living nightmares w/in living nightmares. Abuse! I wasn't going to let them win and put me in the hospital for wanting to kill myself or mental illness. It took every ounce of energy to keep it together. Imagine being made of puzzle pieces. And then consistently having to grab at the puzzle pieces that are coming undone one after the other to keep u whole. Weird but that's the only way I can explain it. All we want- anyone who suffers from ptsd, chronic or complex or pdsd - is for you to understand us. No one ever can. No matter how hard you try to explain it or give them articles on it. And Because our language skills decreases, I use quotes from Facebook or I'll look one up via search engine. For example I'll type in "why me" do a search and hit images. I'll find some quotes that fit the best and I save them. I'm an educated woman who does so much research on this stuff because the doctors don't have the answers. Acupuncture and hypnotherapy has worked the best for me. Pharmaceutically xanax 1 mg extended release is a life saver. It's not prescribed much or known about. I don't trust anyone especially the police. (Not one report was written by them when I called because I was being abused.)They need some serious edumacation on the subject.
I'm a 50 year old woman who's never done any crime or bad things to anyone except herself. I thought I was doing a good deed, gods work even, being too nice, but as the saying goes " no good deed goes unpunished!" We, the abused now have bad pickers and invite the drama into there home. All the time thinking im doing a good thing..
I just learned that I am under surveillance. wow. I was actually outside talking to an old friend, younger friend, like a son to me for a minute and went back through my gate and continued to use my drill to take a piece of junk apart. I look up and there's three police officers looking over my back gate. I was asked if I had a gun. What? Yes! 6-7 cop cars with 10-12 policemen and one horrible woman (ironic) were in front of my house. I said "wow, is this all for me?" Yes. Someone thought my small girly drill was a gun. Oh my word. Go catch some criminals for gods sake.
I'm actually pretty happy that the police are watching my house now. I feel safer. Safer from the characters in my nightmare.
That's the shortest way I can describe it.
I am tired of being the doormat, the manipulated, the lied to, the deceived, the used. By not only friends but family as well. I refuse to pick another abuser. But where's my help. There isn't one hot line in the United States that I've have been able to find for ptsd for abused women.
I feel like standing at the capital with a sign about ptsd and health for the vets and adding the abused. Changing the sign daily, so people would have to pay attention, over and over again.

Your article touched me and I get it. I'm 100% behind you. I do abusive industrial art, photos and jewelry depicting abuse in my own way. (Also non abusive of each.) I want to terribly get my voice heard- our voices heard!

I don't want to be alone anymore.
I want to laugh again
I want to be able to love someone again.
I want to be a great mom again!

My PTSD, My wounds from abuse, my physical injury - keeps me from all of those things.
Judy H.
says:
January, 31 2016 at 10:40 am
Becky Oberg, can you hear my standing ovation? You have it right on!
John
says:
January, 25 2016 at 12:42 pm
One of the areas to blame is the ignorance of attorney's and Judges. They think mental illness is just an excuse that all people say when caught and in trouble. Also, people with a mental illness such as GAD have a hard time defending themselves due to anxiety and paranoia. They are always figidity. I would be.

Suicides in USA are around 40,000 per year. Murders, drunk driving deaths, and deaths while texting and driving, combined, are less than 40,000. 40,000 people do not commit suicide because they are well.

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