It is getting close to holiday time, so I am going to mention my articles in the Post-Traumatic Gazette. They are all online at www.patiencepress.com under the tab that says PTSD help.
#10 and #16 both have versions of the article "PTSD and Holidays." One
of my therapist subscribers wrote me that some of her vets had their
first good Christmas since Vietnam after reading that article.
The next one I wrote is in #22, "Can't you just be normal for one day?" a pretty common and also
unreasonable request around this time of year. The article talks about
why this is hard and how to accept that and take care of yourself.
in #34 there is an article, "When Holidays Hurt" which might be helpful.
if you read the whole issue there is a lovely letter called Welcome to
PTSD land in reply to my article in issue #33 also called "Welcome to
PTSDland," which is one of my favorites.
#28 has an article on a
different kind of New Year's Resolution. #1 has a clear explanation of
PTSD in plain English which makes sense. #2 ditto for effects on the
family. There are also issues on guilt, dealing with anger in effective
ways, grief, feelings, etc. Please check it out if you feel stressed or
just want information.