"An individual can decrease the severity of their PTSD but never completely get rid of it." - Dr. Belcher, today in psychopathology.
Struggles. Since October of 2016, life has been a bit rough. On top of that, maybe taking classes analyzing mass violence as well as intimate partner violence wasn't the best for my mental health. (Not letting this negatively impact life, so no worries.)
-avoidant of certain situations (potentially hostile one; changing the channel when certain subjects are brought up; skipping over potentially overwhelming social media statuses).
-dazing off when reading things or being reminded of past experiences (either my own or secondary from the individuals I've worked with).
-extreme frustration and irritability when individuals in class make a simplified conclusion about very complex subjects that hit close to home.
-high stress with phone numbers that are unknown (has to do with defense lawyers during trial prep).
- Continue taking Wellbrutin.
- All the other things we talk about in class. I need to be more diligent about actually taking care of myself.
- Keeping it real.
-It's all gonna be okay.
Today, I want to show extra love to all of my fellow resilient people who may be struggling with PTSD. Let us all find healthy ways to decrease the severity. Let us keep close the individuals in our lives that are patient and love us no matter what.