Mass shootings are unfortunately accepted as commonplace in the United States. There are many variables to why people commit mass shootings which range from revenge, allegiance to an organization, passion, mental illness, or just pure dickery. What I’ve noticed is that when this tragedy happens, it often focuses on the perpetrators and the dead victims,… Read More What About the Survivors?
I always hear negative things about fear such as, “Overcome your fears,” “Fear is bad,” “The worst fear is fear itself,” and many others. Fear isn’t something to push away, it’s there to protect us and keep us alive.Here are reasons why fear is important in life. It’s the emotional equivalent to pain, it’s important… Read More The Importance of Fears
I’m interested in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy because it is known as one of the most effective treatments for people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I first heard about EMDR from my friends Miss Bookworm and Miss Poet. Both are sexual assault survivors that have partaken in the therapy after suffering… Read More EMDR-A toolbox for PTSD
It’s natural for a person to feel scared when in danger, but what if flight or fight response stayed? What if the constant fear couldn’t go away? That’s when the anxiety turns into PTSD. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that came to light with military veterans, but it can result from a variety of… Read More Trauma on the Brain: PTSD