Happy Fourth of July wherever you are in the world. Still some fireworks in the neighborhood. Watch from the comfort of your own home with your favorite snacks.
Whether you're a trauma survivor or know someone who is, think for a moment about dealing with that. You didn't ask for it. Saying just pull yourself up by your _____ and get on with it is like saying just say no to drugs. It doesn't work, because emotions aren't a light switch.
If the States is the greatest country in the world, then why are the military suicide and rape rates so high? Why does the military believe it's more cost efficient to send a traumitized soldier back into the field (who's usually on meds)?
What's the point here? Think about the effects of things on you. What you eat, drink, watch and read. Trauma survivors want to be heard and taken seriously. Is that too much to ask?