Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trying Not to Fall Apart

You think that maybe it's safe to turn on the TV. But when you do, it's all death and destruction. Beheadings, floods, terrorist attacks and unchecked racism. What then? Turn it off. Try to feel safe in your own home.

We do that, but at times we still struggle to not black out from PTSD symptoms. We're not insane. We're not sick. We're not going to hurt either ourselves or anyone else.

You're in a crowded place, and this close to snapping and attacking everyone else around you. How do you escape?

We're not mentally ill. We have health problems that we didn't ask for. We're just trying to cope as best we can.

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