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Zina was here.

"Put aside the Ranger. Become who you were born to be."

 

ptsdconfessions:





Become knowledgable about PTSD
What causes PTSD:
Emotional abuse // Psychological Trauma // Bullying // Rape & sexual abuse // Natural disasters // Sudden death of a loved one // War // Witnessing a traumatic event // Kidnapping // Vehicle accidents // Physical abuse // and many other things
Symptoms of PTSD // Myths & Facts about PTSD // DSM 5 Criteria for PTSD // Complex PTSD
Overcoming PTSD is not a black and white process and it will take time. Try not to hold high expectations for yourself such as ‘If I do such and such I’ll be cured overnight!’. Unfortunately there is no magic cure for PTSD, but there are things we can do to help.Remember that not every technique will work for everyone.
Therapy & MedicationTypes of therapy:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy // DBT for managing PTSD // How DBT can help trauma survivors
EMDR // Can you benefit from EMDR?
Demonstration of a therapy appointment // Step-by-step how to get a therapist // Differences between types of therapists
Tips on picking a therapist // 50 signs of good therapy  // 50 warning signs of bad therapy
Online Therapy:
Blah therapy - costs $25+ per session to talk to professionals, can talk to everyday people for free.
7 cups of tea - free as far as I can tell, but the people you talk to aren’t professionals, anyone can become a ‘listener’ after doing the short online class. This site is good as you can browse through all the ‘listener’ profiles to find someone who suits your time schedule and someone who has more experience with what you are going through.
Online therapy - $349 for 8 weeks to access their full services.
Anxiety online - can’t tell if it’s free or not.
E-therapy - the people you talk to are registered therapists, costs money but you have to make an enquiry to find out how much
Talk Space - free to begin with, then $25+ per week
Antidepressants and how they work // Medication for combat PTSD
Self Help BooksThe Courage to Heal // The Way of the Journal // Healing from Trauma
Flashbacks, Dissociation & Anxiety
Start meditation and do mindfulness exercises (each word is a different link). Utilising these techniques can help with anxiety in general as well. The more you practice them, the easier it will be to use them in times of high stress/anxiety.
Grounding worksheet
Make a grounding box
Mental grounding exercises // Physical grounding exercises // Soothing grounding exercises
How to cope with flashbacks // More on coping with flashbacks
Fidget toys can be great to use. They can distract you when you feel triggered or have high anxiety. Basically just have a small object you can fiddle with whilst going about your daily activities. These objects can be small stones, tangle teezers, koosh balls, water snakes, blowing bubbles, cats cradle (can be made with string), magic loops, putty, fidget rings
More fidget toys
3 practices to calm an anxious mind
How to calm anxiety
6 quick breathing exercises
For flashbacks any of these are good techniques to practice: one, two, three
Dual awareness protocol (you just have to click show more at the bottom of the post)
If you get triggered during a class or somewhere similar, just leave. If you need to, just tell the teacher you are going to the nurse’s office or to the toilet. Take a walk around and try to do some breathing exercises. Apps can be great in this situation because they can be right there with you all the time.
Managing dissociation
Other Helpful ResourcesSurviving the holidays // Intimacy after trauma // Dissociation explained // Bullying forum (where you can talk about how bullying has affected you) // Self care after rape // Anxiety Self help // Why you aren’t bad for loving your abuser // Self care masterpost // Resources for male survivors // Help for men with PTSD // Emotions chart // Showering when you don’t feel up to it
Useful Apps & Websites
Use Super Better for anxiety (or anything else they have listed there)
SAM app - help for anxiety
PTSD Coach - helps you when you are triggered/having bad anxiety. It takes you through different exercises to calm you down according to how you are feeling (ie. feeling disconnected, worried, angry, unable to sleep, reminded of trauma etc.)
Mood gym - online help for anxiety
Smiling Mind app - takes you through different relaxation/meditation exercises
Stop, Breathe and Think app
Websites for when you want to… (be comforted, get a hug, avoid boredom, etc.)
Emergency Compliment
The Quiet Place Project
The Thoughts Room
Make everything okay
Masterpost of apps for mental health support
Moodscope - helps track your mood
If Self Harm / Suicide Ideation is an issue for you:Free self harm workbook // I want to self harm powerpoint // Play on Weave Silk // The Butterfly Project // International Association for Suicide Prevention // Alternatives to self harm // More alternatives to self harm // Reasons to live // More reasons to live // Even more reasons to live
Distractions
Grounding box
Start an art journal
Bad X-Factor auditions
Find a new hobby. This can help distract you when triggered.
Visit a museum
If you can’t get to a museum in real life, here are some online/virtual ones: British Museum online tours, Museum Victoria collections, Smithsonian Virtual Tours
Go to the zoo or an aquarium
Take part in operation beautiful
Stretch or start yoga
Dye your hair
Candy Box 2
Do some origami
Clean out, rearrange, redecorate your room
Get creative ideas from here
Neopets
Play cookie Clicker
Watch the stars
Try to beat Akinator
Free education!
Free MIT classes
Plan a relaxation day - no work, no homework, no pressure on yourself to do anything but relax. Have a bubble bath, invite a friend over, make a blanket fort, watch movies, stay in your pyjamas all day, have a picnic in your garden (or living room if you don’t have a big garden), etc.
50 ways to take a break
Make a mixtape
Climb a tree
Go on a picnic
Read a book
Free audiobooks
Have a bubble bath
Make a pet rock
listen to sounds
For Friends and Family of those with PTSD:How to help a friend who has been raped // What can I do? // What to do when someone is dissociating // 3 ways to help someone having a panic attack // 4 things you shouldn’t say to someone having a panic attack // How to help someone who is suicidal // How to be a friend to someone with PTSD

ptsdconfessions:

Become knowledgable about PTSD

What causes PTSD:

Symptoms of PTSD // Myths & Facts about PTSD // DSM 5 Criteria for PTSD // Complex PTSD

Overcoming PTSD is not a black and white process and it will take time. Try not to hold high expectations for yourself such as ‘If I do such and such I’ll be cured overnight!’. Unfortunately there is no magic cure for PTSD, but there are things we can do to help.
Remember that not every technique will work for everyone.

Therapy & Medication
Types of therapy:

Demonstration of a therapy appointment // Step-by-step how to get a therapist // Differences between types of therapists

Tips on picking a therapist // 50 signs of good therapy  // 50 warning signs of bad therapy

Online Therapy:

  • Blah therapy - costs $25+ per session to talk to professionals, can talk to everyday people for free.
  • 7 cups of tea - free as far as I can tell, but the people you talk to aren’t professionals, anyone can become a ‘listener’ after doing the short online class. This site is good as you can browse through all the ‘listener’ profiles to find someone who suits your time schedule and someone who has more experience with what you are going through.
  • Online therapy - $349 for 8 weeks to access their full services.
  • Anxiety online - can’t tell if it’s free or not.
  • E-therapy - the people you talk to are registered therapists, costs money but you have to make an enquiry to find out how much
  • Talk Space - free to begin with, then $25+ per week

Antidepressants and how they work // Medication for combat PTSD

Self Help Books
The Courage to Heal // The Way of the Journal // Healing from Trauma

FlashbacksDissociation & Anxiety

Other Helpful Resources
Surviving the holidays // Intimacy after trauma // Dissociation explained // Bullying forum (where you can talk about how bullying has affected you) // Self care after rape // Anxiety Self help // Why you aren’t bad for loving your abuser // Self care masterpost // Resources for male survivors // Help for men with PTSD // Emotions chart // Showering when you don’t feel up to it

Useful Apps & Websites

If Self Harm / Suicide Ideation is an issue for you:
Free self harm workbook // I want to self harm powerpoint // Play on Weave Silk // The Butterfly Project // International Association for Suicide Prevention // Alternatives to self harm // More alternatives to self harm // Reasons to live // More reasons to live // Even more reasons to live

Distractions

For Friends and Family of those with PTSD:
How to help a friend who has been raped // What can I do? // What to do when someone is dissociating // 3 ways to help someone having a panic attack // 4 things you shouldn’t say to someone having a panic attack // How to help someone who is suicidal // How to be a friend to someone with PTSD

When your friends or family victim blame, and though they don’t know, you know you can no longer trust them.

#PTSD #PPD #OCD #DD #Anxiety (via delusionalpisces)

timelordspacegandalf:

loserberries:

dangergays:

enough of that “stick around for ur family” shit

here’s why you shouldn’t kill yourself u fucker

  • orgasms
  • fuckin puppies those cute lil shits
  • dude have you seen the fucking maldives
  • did i mention orgasms
  • ddude fob is back together n they r releasing new pUNK SONGS
  • so many concerts to go to
  • fuckin WINTER. snow n shit
  • the “keep calm and carry on” meme is dying

whenever im sad i look at this post

this post is now permanently on my desktop

(Source: dangergays)

parallel-falchion:

War. War never changes. Call of Duty illustrates this by releasing the same game every year.

vgkait:

shutupaubrey:

parents who try to shelter their children from every little thing that could possibly corrupt them are going to have some fucked up kids

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I feel like this ask should be a part of this post

dothelittlethings:

jesscats:


Owls confirmed to be the creepiest birds ever. LOOK AT THE FUCKING THINGS. If you fail to notice the one on the left fucking SWALLOWING a rat, then you have the dude singing some satanic chant or something next to him, and then you have those two other fucking psychos synchronized to make you feel creeped the fuck out with their soulless dance of FUCKING DOOM.


Bahahahaha! You, my friend, are priceless.

dothelittlethings:

jesscats:

Owls confirmed to be the creepiest birds ever. LOOK AT THE FUCKING THINGS. If you fail to notice the one on the left fucking SWALLOWING a rat, then you have the dude singing some satanic chant or something next to him, and then you have those two other fucking psychos synchronized to make you feel creeped the fuck out with their soulless dance of FUCKING DOOM.

Bahahahaha! You, my friend, are priceless.

dividethatbynine:

siderealscion:

mALEFISHIENT, MARK

ive been meaning to make work-related comics forever, so enjoy some choice movie title bastardizations.

(these all actually, seriously, happened, with no humor or awareness on the part of the customer at the time as far as I could tell. so, yes, someone actually asked for a ticket to “Detergent” with a straight face.)

Or, whenever a Johnny Depp movie comes out: “Two tickets for…uh…Johnny Depp.”

As someone who works at a theater, I feel saddened by the truth in this.

itstimetosmilee:

People without anxiety just have no idea what it’s like to feel so much worry for something they “think” is so small and “not a big deal”