PTSD has me down ~ “Not All Wounds Are Visible”
It’s been one of those days. Well, actually the last week or two. Can’t sleep at night, can’t wake up during the day. It’s a frustrating cycle that can get overwhelming. I’ve been staying busy working on projects for the next few weeks, while at the same time trying to ignore how I’ve been feeling.
I know that many people have been through the same. It’s normal to occasionally feel down and doubt yourself – but to get through it depends on how someone chooses to address it. Although, sometimes you can’t do it on your own and you need a little help.
I always look for solutions myself, but implementing those solutions on my own sometimes takes more energy than I might have at the moment. I need to learn how to ask for help – and actually accept it.
I have PTSD. Technically I have C-PTSD (Complex-PTSD), but it is not a fully recognized diagnosis yet.
I won’t go into any specifics about my circumstances – eventually one day I will share my story with you. I’ve dealt with it for at least 25 years. If I can help one person with my story – I will be so thankful.
PTSD can occur in BOTH Military and Civilians.
I have a trauma specialist who has helped me tremendously. Equine Therapy and Art Therapy have been other elements that have been very beneficial. Since we were in Florida for a couple weeks, I haven’t kept up with it in over a month. I’m calling them today.
I was also told to look into meditation and yoga – which I haven’t done. It’s suppose to be good for calming and distressing. I just need to find some places to go. I want to make these goals for myself come to fruition in the next couple weeks.
If you have PTSD, talk with a health professional and loved ones you can trust.
If you know someone with PTSD, please learn about the signs and issues that go with it – and learn how to assure them that they are safe.
For more information about PTSD, please visit this website: PTDS – NIMH
Thank you for listening. I just needed to write this out – and acknowledge to myself how I’ve been feeling. And, I hope this helps someone who might be feeling the same way – to know that they’re not alone. It’s time for me to take the steps I need to get myself back on track.
Every small step counts, right?
Blessings ~ Jacque 💜
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