How Trauma Impacts Times of Uncertainty

Hint, It’s Unpredictable May is mental health month. And much of mental health isn’t shared nor talked about. What can you do? Given our current self-isolation required, it can be even more challenging. For example, a woman working in a retail store was required to wear a mask due to the safety measures required due to this virus. For her, this was a trigger back to sexual abuse as a child. When it appears that individuals are having an unusual “emotional over-reaction” to something, a trigger has occurred. I am certain she is not...

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7 Techniques to Cope with the Current World Crisis

Many of you doing very important work have needed to shut down your services. Some of you have had to figure out the virtual way to do business. Many of you are in the front lines trying to comfort those in your care while perhaps struggling to cope with the vast change that is currently happening in our world. We are not living in the same way that we did only a few weeks ago. Our new reality is a crisis. We are all being encouraged (and in some places forced) to protect our great nation. Some are underreacting thinking we are making a big...

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I Wanted to Quit: When Supports are a Hindrance

I wanted to quit. I had exhausted all I had in me. My knees felt like they were going to give out. How much longer could I continue to hike down this mountain? When would I make it to camp? I couldn’t see it for sure, but there were buildings in the distance? Was that it? We started to play games like let’s agree camp is around the corner until we learn otherwise – and we kept going one step at a time. I’d fallen 3 times already that day and on the 4th fall I couldn’t get up with help. I had to find a different way because my right...

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