Friday, March 5, 2010

Time for a Question (Contains Graphic Content)

It really is Friday. All of the usual political rubbish is still happening. But at least you know happy hour is now about 4 hours away (depending on where you are in the world).

Speaking of global stuff, maybe a lot of this is happening to you. Maybe not. But go thru this list and see how you fit into it.

You're a guy survivor that didn't ask to be raped. You have PTSD and try not to intentionally trigger others. You have all of the usual symptoms. And it feels like everywhere you turn, nobody wants to listen.

Many therapists think you're lying. Many think that PTSD is a joke. For vets, it's a draft dodge. People that you thought you could trust and help in some way laugh in your face and say it's your fault. We want nothing to do with you. Just shut up and go away. But you really need to get help.

Hang on a minute. We don't exist. Yet we need to get help from people that won't help us.

Human emotions (especially for trauma survivors) are not like a light switch. Saying shut up and get on with it doesn't solve anything.

If you're in this situation, what do you do?

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