Response to an Un-educated Writer at The Daily Telegraph Writing About PTSD

I rarely comment on online articles that contain inaccurate information.  However, the article this morning that popped up in my RSS feed prompted me to get out my "poison pen" and educate the author on PTSD.

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Trauma Triggers, Self Care and Las Vegas

Like many of you, I woke up Monday morning, turned on the TV and immediately began feeling the symptoms of being triggered.  I felt the familiar veil of cold sweat on my forehead and the back of my neck.  I was hungry but I did not feel like eating.  But the most pervasive symptom has stayed with me for the last 48 hours.

The Demonic Dialectic

I am suffering in trauma treatment because I chose life. I can always change my mind later. But I’m here, suffering because I chose life. I died that night, you see. Hell has such terrible dreams!

Overcoming Treatment Trauma

Treatment trauma?  Seriously?  Sounds like an oxymoron, right? As a trauma survivor, don't we all strive to heal from our trauma?  We know we can't do this on our own, so treatment often appears to be the best option. I chose to enter a treatment program last spring because I was mentally and physically ill.... Continue Reading →

Complex Trauma: Traumatic Grief

To be the targeted parent of “parental alienation” (AB-PA) is traumatic. The type of trauma is called “Complex Trauma,” and the form of complex trauma is called “traumatic grief.” To the targeted parents, I am a clinical psychologist. What you are experiencing is a form of Complex Trauma called “traumatic grief.” Wikipedia: Complex Post-Traumatic Stress […]... Continue Reading →


Last weekend my amazingly beautiful, and intelligent niece, got married.  My son, and original BTL, asked his girlfriend to move in with him, and my BTL (and partner on this site) is contemplating having her boyfriend move in with her. The one thing they have in common? They are all in their twenties.  Oh, young innocent, fraught... Continue Reading →

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