Trauma

How Suicide Deceives

by on October 7, 2018

Recently a friend, Donna, experienced the trauma of losing their sister to suicide. Even though it has been eighteen years, four months, and 17 days since my best friend committed suicide, it still haunts me. Within seconds of hearing Donna’s journey, I was instantly transported back in time to the days following my best friend’s… (more…)

How to Handle Abuse

by on October 7, 2018

Mark’s wife began by verbally abusing him early on in the marriage. As the years progressed, so did her abusive behavior escalating into her throwing and destroying his phone. He wants to get a divorce, but also wants to wait until after his daughter graduates from high school which is about one year away. Natalie’s… (more…)

The 5 Powerful Painful Events that Transform Lives

by on October 7, 2018

Marie and her twin sister Rose had the same childhood experiences. They went to the same schools, had the same teachers, liked the same activities and enjoyed the same friends. Yet as they got older, Marie excelled in her job, had a stable marriage, and was satisfied with her achievements. Meanwhile, Rose became an alcoholic,… (more…)

What is Reconciliation Therapy?

by on October 7, 2018

After a three year absence from her 8-year-old daughter, Allison was eager to reenter and re-engage in her life. She had lost all custody rights due to a neglect charge that happened five years ago. Alison had gone inside a house to purchase illegal drugs and left her child unattended in a hot car. Her… (more…)

10 Signs of a Suicidal Attitude

by on October 7, 2018

There is a heavy pause in the air. Very rarely in our busy 24/7 society, we encounter these silent moments, but every time a celebrity or a familiar person commits suicide the world seems to momentarily stop spinning. Shocked into a gasp of disbelief, wonderment, sadness, and awareness, this pause reminds us of the fragility… (more…)

Why It Pays to Fully Heal from Childhood Trauma

by on October 7, 2018

Janet reflected on the events of the past several days and instead of being embarrassed by her behavior, she was proud. She had purchased a new computer from a large retailer based on the specs and appearance. But when she began to use it, she discovered the store had done a bait and switch. They… (more…)

Parent’s Call to Action: Enough Terror in Schools

by on May 29, 2018

At a local high school in Florida, a fire alarm was pulled by a student. This is the second time since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that the fire alarm at this school was activated. Since nearly all the students, teachers, and staff know that the Parkland shootings began with a fire alarm being… (more…)

How to Reduce Anxiety in Kids after a School Shooting

by on May 29, 2018

Sammy refused to go to school after hearing about the death of several students at a neighboring school. Even though he didn’t’ know the details of the event, he was adamant about not going to school. His mother tried everything, including bribing him. But the more she talked the more anxious he got until Sammy… (more…)

8 Steps to Take after a School Shooting

by on May 29, 2018

Sadly, the state our nation is such that school shootings have become a regular part of news reports. And while each tragedy is unique in the details, victims, environment, and perpetrators, the common dominator is a desire to return to normal as soon as possible. These catastrophes often unite friends, families, communities, and causes. The… (more…)

Another Traumatic Ending from the Effects of PTSD

by on January 6, 2018

In the news this morning is a story about a Kentucky law maker who shot himself after sexual allegations came to light the previous day. While there are many aspects of this man’s life that both encouraging and discouraging, his last words on social media indicated that his death was do the to lasting effects… (more…)

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