Something I Want Others to Know About CPTSD is ...

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Kizzie

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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2020, 03:17:57 PM »
Something I want therapists and govt/private health care funders to know is few professionals and funders provide enough or specific treatment for CPTSD/Relational Trauma. Given CPTSD is the result of ongoing relational trauma we need relational trauma strategies (among others) to recover. This requires more time and commitment than 8 sessions of CBT so more funding needed!

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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2020, 03:24:29 PM »
Something I want medical/MH professionals AND survivors to know is ....

...ongoing relational trauma not only results in psychological injury, but physical comorbidities also that are debilitating/life threatening (e.g., diabetes, cardiac disease, cancer, inflammation, addiction, obesity ...). 

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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2020, 03:29:49 PM »
Something I want others to know about CPTSD...

...sometimes talking is not helpful a problem shared is not a problem halved. I do not talk to you because I don't like you it's because it will not help, it will cause my symptoms to become worse.

...you can never know what's it's like, accept that I may begin to be able to trust you.

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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2020, 04:07:54 AM »
There is no finish line. When you ask me if I'm making progress, it gives me the message that you want me to be the "put-together" person that I show to the world. I am changing and growing and there are internal shifts, but it is slow and winding. Just accept me where I am. Don't expect me to reach a finish line that doesn't exist for me.

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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2020, 04:14:19 AM »
Even when you don't know what to say, hearing &/or showing that you care about me, does help.

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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2020, 12:49:42 PM »
To random people who don't think before speaing:
I would want people to know that it's not all in my head.
It's not something to be gotten over, and that no amount of putting the best foot forward will make the past disappear.
No amount of smiling will outshine the past.

The effects are very real, and it's not to get anyone's attention.
I don't want attention. I don't want to have to explain myself.
I don't want to be a pariah, or to be seen as unwell, because I am well.
I am normal. My life story is my own, and it's not a lie, and it's
not something for you to judge... Is my affliction proportionate to
the  suffering I endured? It's not your place to tell me.
It's not helping me. It's nothing I haven't heard before.
And yes, I have considered how my abusers feel.

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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2020, 10:48:55 PM »
And yes, I have considered how my abusers feel.
:yeahthat:

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2020, 02:05:36 PM »
I'd like others to know that cptsd is manifested in the brain and body; the damage is physiological and neurological and therefore cannot be healed by "thinking differently". That I'm not a weak person for having been affected, in fact I'm strong because I've survived it.

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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2021, 02:56:23 PM »
This is an old thread, but I wanted to write something anyway
What I want others to know about CPTSD is... how debilitating it can be, and how much it actually affects the way survivors think and feel. There is actually a reason it's so hard to truly trust someone. There is a reason for why my insecurities and fears skyrockets the closer I get to another human being. I truly long for real friendships, but my insecurities push everybody away... intense pain!