the crew is here. ptsd recovery is a teamwork.

Hey All 🙂 I finally took the time to introduce new and old entries on the collateral path of this website. I hope you find your inspiration. i definitely found mine.

First, how are you, right? It’s a strange time for me, I am still stuck in here and no way to join my family until this Covid thing is done. No complain. I have all it takes to get over the winter like food, hot water and a roof over my head which are much essential.

Okay, I am not a regular blogger as you know, I like to put input and share articles on the topics I am interested in and pertinent to the title of this website. At the same time, I got my big work with Italian language done and am waiting for the translation in English American. I am eager to see what I can do for you and am saying that quite in a humble way. No time to waste here. This is the FAMILY heading the end of Summer 2020. I hope you feel part of this Community even though you do not figure out in this page. I have put together all last resources I could gather on talking about stigma and PTSD from first responders, combat veterans (and yes, it sounds upsetting, but warrior widows speak, too) and ocd survivors.

We all share the same purpose here. Welcome on board! ps. this page is on the main menu from now on. I take a chance to re-introduce my-self too since there are some updates on what I am doing here. And a pen name????

Welcome on board ! I believe in word-to-mouth and global community. If you think this page can be helpful to someone just share and join us in the support group Coping with PTSD on Facebook or Behind the Badge. The Demons Within. There are not stories better than others, there are only Calls not answered.

Disclaimer: not here to advertise or sell anything, but to introduce our activity as PTSD Advocate and Storytellers.

ANTONELLA – AUTHOR OF PTSD BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA AND SELF-HELP WRITER

I AM A PTSD WARRIOR, LIKE ANYONE IN THIS PAGE. IN THIS RESILIENCE COMMUNITY I LIKE TO INTRODUCE MY-SELF AS A WARRIOR, NOT A VICTIM, OR SURVIVOR. I TRASCENDED. MY STORY IN PILLS: I HAVE BEEN THROUGH TERROR ATTACKS IN PARIS, IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING AND MADE THE BEST OF IT. YOU CAN CALL ME DIANA X

You can find me on IG like wonderwarrior74 + I have an Italian website www.laveradianawhite.it. My pen name is Diana White Thunder-Moon and I have an American Dream in the drawer. My project is collaborative and crosscultural. We are all in here together.

WHAT A GREAT CREW HERE

BADGE TONY – DETECTIVE AND COP

Pennsylvania

IN MY PODCAST (#2 THE SHOOTING) I MENTIONED IRAQ BECAUSE THEY GAVE ME MOTIVATION TO ACCEPT I HAVE PTSD….. BECAUSE OF THOSE GUYS WHO ARE HERO’S CAN SUFFER THEN MAYBE IT’S POSSIBLE I DO HAVE PTSD… BECAUSE I DENIED HAVING PTSD FOR A LONG TIME.

MICHAEL J. SUGRUE – EX-DETECTIVE NARCOTICS EX-RAF

Frisco Bay

EPISODE 50 – FIGHTING THROUGH THE DARKEST TIMES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Michael is a retired police sergeant with the City of Walnut Creek with over 14 years of service including specialized assignments as a Field Training Officer, SIU Detective and Undercover Special Agent assigned to California Department of Justice Drug Task Force.
Before becoming a police officer Michael served 6 ½ years in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain (Security Forces) specializing in Global Force Protection, Anti-Terrorism, Air Base Ground Defense, Nuclear Security and Law Enforcement.
As a new police sergeant, Michael encountered a situation that was not only tragic and overwhelmingly surreal but it was a call for duty that changed his life forever. Michael found himself in reckless abandon and on the verge of self-destruction until he mustered the courage to ask for help.
Michael tells his story of survival, recovery and healing after a deadly force incident and wants others to know that they are not alone.

www.mhnrnetwork.com
www.positiveconnectionsradio.com

NICK LORENZ EX-FIREFIGHTER AND EX-SEAL IS ON IG AS MENTALHEALINGADVENTURES AND ON YOU TUBE

Courtesy of Nick Lorenz.

I JOINED SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ONE PURPOSE: TO FIND COURAGE TO SHARE DIFFICULT MOMENTS IN LIFE….MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND BEING VULNERABLE. TALK AND SHARE IN A POSITIVE, INSPIRING AND IN RELATABLE WAYS. MY HOPE IS TO START A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO CAN FREELY AND HONESTLY TELL THEIR PERSONAL JOURNEYS OF JOY AND SUFFERING. THE PAIN, SORROW. JOY, LOVE, ANGER,, COURAGE AND THOSE THAT ARE OVERCOMING THEIR FEARS DISCUSSING THE STIGMA/TABOO/IDEAS OF LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH INJURIES THE STRUGGLES WE SEE IN LIFE ARE THE HUMAN STORY SINCE INCEPTION. WE ALL NEED LOVE, PEACE, HAPPINESS, SUPPORT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WE NEED EACH OTHER NOW MORE THEN EVER. PLEASE WATCH AND THEN SHARE WITH SOMEONE THAT COMES TO MIND. IF THAT’S YOU, JUST KNOW RIGHT NOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR CHALLENGES. I AM HERE RIGHT ALONG SIDE YOU. INSTAGRAM @MENTALHEALINGADVENTURES FB NICK LORENZ MENTAL HEALING ADVENTURES EMAIL AZCORESOLUTIONS@GMAIL.COM

DAN NEVINS – EX-PARATROOPER AND IRAQ VETERAN

Florida

You can find Dan on his Facebook and IG pages or on his Website. He is today a Yoga Teacher and is running a campaign to collect funds for the Spiritual Warrior Retreat in Florida. He is a role model and speaker for Wounded Warrior Project a no-profit organisation raising PTSD Awareness. His heartfelt message to Veterans is linked on the homepage of this website and he is one of my Success Stories in my book.

KARL TEARNEY – EX- COMBAT PILOT

Wiltshire, UK. All pictures are courtesy of Karl Tearney.

Karl Tearney enlisted into the British Army at 16 and dedicated 35 years of his life as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He was medically retired in early 2016 and found great solace in writing and especially a new-found passion for poetry. The demand for his style of writing has led to National and local Television as well as Radio. In 2018, he was a panelist at the Hay literature festival, helped with a Poetry workshop at RADA and also exhibited some of his work at the ‘Art in the Aftermath’ Exhibition in Pall Mall.

TODAY KARL IS POET IN RESIDENCE FOR MILITARY ACADEMY PERFORMING ARTS IN LONDON AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH HIS WRITING NEAR VETERAN DAY 2019. HIS BOOK WAS PUBLISHED ON AMAZON AS SECOND LIFE (*)AND I COULD TRANSLATE IN ITALIAN TO INCLUDE IN MY WORK. THEY ARE THE FIRST POEMS ON PTSD SINCE I KNOW WHAT PTSD ARE ABOUT. A FEW ARE RECORDED IN A SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE TOO. HE IS INCREDIBLE AND HERE HE COMES IN A RARE RECORDING I WAS ALLOWED TO DOWNLOAD IN MY CHANNEL WHICH I EVEN MORE RARELY USE. YOU CAN FIND MORE POEMS BY KARL TEARNEY ON HIS WEBSITE THE WILLOW TREE SOCIETY.

(*)a nice review of Karl’s book is here

AND THE GIRLS

LEILANI ANASTASIA – SELF-HELP AUTHOR

LEILANI ANASTASIA IS A PASSIONATE SELF-HELP AUTHOR. RECENTLY, SHE AUTHORED THE “WARRIOR” SERIES ABOUT COMBAT PTSD AND ITS EFFECT ON RELATIONSHIPS.

Finally, ladies who are in a challenging relationship with Veterans exposed. Leilani lost her husband in 2018 due to combat PTSD and suicide. I was enthusiast when I found her ebooks except I did not know how close she was involved yet. I guess there is not much to understand with other’s pain but connect with our empathy. Someone taking his or her own life it concerns all I think. We are all related. There is not a specific responsability to hold as guilty. We are all guilty.
Courtesy of Anastasia Leilani. You can get in touch with her on her Facebook Page and here:
warriorlovelei@icloud.com

JESSICA LITTLEST LADY – EX-CHILD ABUSED AND BULLIED

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away she adjusted her sails.”

DURING MY SHORT YEARS I ENCOUNTERED EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE AND ALSO SUFFERED TWO ASSAULTS. I WAS LEFT COMPLETELY CRIPPLED WITH HURT AND BETRAYAL AND WAS LEFT TO REBUILD MY LITTLE LIFE RIGHT FROM THE VERY START. AFTER SURVIVING SOMETHING I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD I DECIDED TO DELVE DEEP INTO MY LIFE AND TRY TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT. LOOK AT WHAT KEPT ME GOING, WHAT HELPED ME DURING MY JOURNEY AND ALSO LOOK AT HOW IT ALL WENT SO WRONG FOR MY ABUSERS. I WANTED TO REDEFINE THE STEREOTYPE AND BE A GOOD PERSON THOUGH THE WORLD TRIED TO TEACH ME TO BE COLD AND CRUEL. I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN MAKING OUR PASTS JUST A STORY AND A GUIDE TO HELP OTHERS AND THAT’S WHAT IM ON A MISSION TO DO.

You can reach Jessica on her website here Littlestlady.com or IG Littlestladyofficial – All pictures are courtesy of Jessica.
LittlestLady | S U R V I V O R (@littlestladyofficial) download instagram  stories highlights, photos, videos - ImgInn.com
At first sight, you might think that these traumas are not related. Trauma is trauma. If we can share our stories we will find out that feelings and thoughts are all the same. In this case we can as well as better understand our emotional burden thank’s to other stories and share coping techniques to deal with. Storytelling is just one of these.
This watercolor handmade project inspired the page above.

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