On many nights, I sleep with a knife in my hand
It makes me feel like I have some power over my life
That if someone does break in here
At least I can wound them a little
This isn’t going to be a story with citations as I don’t have time this morning to write an extensive article. Earlier today, I had an exchange on Twitter with an individual that had an avatar proclaiming his love for guns and how Hillary should have gone to prison. Strangely, it was not…
As a mental health advocate, former social work professional, and former mental health professional, I would encourage you to give yourself a break on the Peter Pan Syndrome tag, and pick up a new one. Peter Pan Syndrome is a discredited pop psychology term that stigmatizes men who usually have something else going on.
Hi. Thanks for explaining your experience. I realize that dark beings can mean both human and not, but I question the likelihood that there are not dark humans present right now. In my experience, human predators actively look for trauma sufferers to revictimize. Don’t be too hard on yourself for suspecting people. It could save your life.
Or not. Your lack of familiarity with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or actually a range of mental health disorders, doesn’t surprise me. People barely understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and everyone knows what war does to people. For the yet to be updated, C-PTSD affects the portion of our population who have been subjected to…
I have an inner critic that resides within me. This critic is in an almost-constant state of panic. She is hyper-vigilant. She is unreasonable. She expects the worst to occur at any point in time be it a car accident, a theft, natural disaster, or rejection. The inner critic is part…