PTSD Support and Recovery

  • Strega replied to the topic Fog in the forum Group logo of PTSD Support and RecoveryPTSD Support and Recovery 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I’m guessing the staff there will have an opinion on the fathers attitude to the whole matter and that will also get conveyed.

    Sadly, so many people see a problem and then spend their time looking for someone to blame rather than looking for a solution. His father sounds like he’s doing that because he has no idea what a solution might look lik…[Read more]

  • Belle Rose replied to the topic Fog in the forum Group logo of PTSD Support and RecoveryPTSD Support and Recovery 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    @Strega, the thing is the staff’s job is to simply report the behaviors and document. It is the clinician and psychiatrist’s job to analyze and interpret the data for diagnosis and treatment plan. We already (finally after how many years of trying to get help!) know what the game plan is for the most part. The  medication they are prescribing he…[Read more]

  • Strega replied to the topic Fog in the forum Group logo of PTSD Support and RecoveryPTSD Support and Recovery 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    @bellerose Did the staff say anything to you about the’event’?  It’s really good they’re seeing this for themselves and don’t have to rely on you reporting what you see. As far as the ‘step aside’ goes, that may be a part of his disorder, in which he is invoking a witness (you).

  • You could say he showed presence of mind and self-control – in your favour.

  • Belle Rose replied to the topic Fog in the forum Group logo of PTSD Support and RecoveryPTSD Support and Recovery 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    It’s kind of interesting. I was at the unit tonight with my son for bedtime, and he got triggered… And assaulted several staff members,  through soap and his mattresses out of his room and all his linens… but before he did all of this he basically told me to step aside because he didn’t want me to get hurt. What is bone chilling about that is th…[Read more]

  • _Robert_ replied to the topic Fog in the forum Group logo of PTSD Support and RecoveryPTSD Support and Recovery 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Trying to help and care for someone with serious mental illness is probably the most difficult and trying thing a person can do. That’s all I can manage to say even now.

  • Strega replied to the topic Fog in the forum Group logo of PTSD Support and RecoveryPTSD Support and Recovery 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Good luck,  Belle. Stress sucks and the relief must be exceptional.  If you have a few days before you need to make a decision, then maybe you can put off making decisions until you’re more rested.

  • I could make sure he’s with a family who has a big strong dad to look out for him, toss the ball with him, and help him feel a different level of safety than he’s ever felt with a man.

    – it sounds like this could be a good part of the overall therapy for your son.

  • That sounds like good news, @bellerose.  It seems like those religious people think that stuff happens by magic.  It’s like, what is God going to do?

  • For the first time in a very long time I feel as though I’m slowly coming out of a very thick fog.  I’m starting to think a bit clear again.  Last night my son was hospitalized for mental illness.  He will be there a minimum of three days but honestly I think he may be there much longer.  We have been in crisis ever since I left his father and the…[Read more]

  • I’m reading this book about trauma…oh.my.god. Crazy shit. It explains SO much! I’m almost afraid to keep reading it it’s eerie. I think I’m a lot crazier than I seem. I think I feel myself going down hill fast. The book talks about an example of ex-marines who came back from Nam to become homeless alcoholics on the streets….I can relate. I was…[Read more]

  • The more points of view you can have, the more objective you can be.  That’s why democracy is such a good idea: no one person or group has all the answers; in effect, everyone’s got a point worth listening to, which can add to the overall picture.

  • @Matt

    To flip it around, the churches in Australia (and likely many other places) have drawn in the pedophile demographic. Does that have any bearing on the truth of their message/preaching?

    It does in the sense that pedophiles seek out power and control positions and places where people are vulnerable and where it is easy to exploit them. They…[Read more]

  • I just don’t think truth should only draw in one demographic

    I’m not sure what to call this logical fallacy, but I’m 100% sure the demographics of people who believe something has no bearing on the truth of that belief.

     

    To flip it around, the churches in Australia (and likely many other places) have drawn in the pedophile demographic. Does t…[Read more]

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  • @Matt I just don’t think truth should only draw in one demographic. Yes it still matters if it were teenage Asian girls.

  • The truth shouldn’t make you miserable and want to shoot yourself

    Ok… The truth doesn’t care about your feelings… it just IS.

     

    WhT are you talking about?

    I asked you the following questions:

    “If the majority of atheists were illiterate teen asian girls, would it make a difference to you?”

    and

    “What does it matter to you if a certain g…[Read more]

  • @Matt

    Which still has nothing to do with the existence of god…

    The truth shouldn’t make you miserable and want to shoot yourself

    I note you chose to ignore a similar question in my previous post… why?)

    WhT are you talking about?

  • If it is “true” why is it all so inaccessible to those who need community the most?

    I didn’t think I’d have to explain this, but… The inaccessability of the atheist community says nothing about the existence of god. Conversely, the accessability of the christian community also says nothing about the existence of god, although one could argue it’…[Read more]

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