A Blogger’s Migration + Burnout Bonus

A Blogger’s Migration + Burnout Bonus

Howdy, everyone! I’m in the process of migrating my mental health blog, Understand PTSD and ADHD, over to this domain in an effort to centralize my blogging efforts. With that also comes a content strategy that I’m putting together. 2016 will be a busy...
The Day in Brief: Jan. 10, 2016

The Day in Brief: Jan. 10, 2016

Happy 2016, everyone! It’s no secret that I don’t get on here as much as I’d like, but hey, life happens. And to that end I have some pretty exciting news. I have a new job! Yes, it’s a job in Marketing. As my wife says, “[I] put the...
What Actually Happens During a PTSD Trigger

What Actually Happens During a PTSD Trigger

I just came across this great article on triggers on the MyPTSD forum, and I wanted to share it. This is a great insight into the mind of a survivor of PTSD: Dylan breaks down the effects of triggering step by step: The brain unconsciously evaluates stimuli at...

A quick update…

I realize it’s be a little while since I’ve posted here, but I wanted to quickly bring those who read up to speed. Most of my blogging these days goes on my Understand PTSD blog. I write about what it’s like to live with someone that has PTSD, and...
Mental Health and Decreased Sex Drive

Mental Health and Decreased Sex Drive

I’m so glad that my wife suggested this topic for my next blog entry. I know, it’s an uncomfortable topic for some. It’s a crucial part to a relationship, however. Sexual intimacy is important to the health of any relationship because of the intimacy...

I Know It’s Been a While…

…but I’m back. I’ve got several things in my head (very little has made it on the page), but things will come soon enough. Making good things great is what I strive to do with everything I touch, and you’ll be seeing the fruits of labor come in...
The Comingling of Burnout, PTSD, and ADHD

The Comingling of Burnout, PTSD, and ADHD

Rarely do I discuss topics that overlap ADHD and PTSD, but this one is a doozy. A loaded topic with lots of variables and risk factors, burnout is detrimental and dissipating for a survivor with PTSD and/or ADHD, but it can also take a toll on the survivor’s...
What a Survivor Actually Loses With PTSD

What a Survivor Actually Loses With PTSD

In an effort to truly understand what a survivor goes through on a day-by-day basis, I have been seeking what the survivor actually loses when they are forced to take on PTSD (remember, PTSD develops out of circumstances outside of the survivor’s...
Grounding

Grounding

One of the more detrimental symptoms of PTSD, I think, is the flashback. The survivor literally lives in the past: as if the trauma was happening around him or her. It can be excruciating and even dangerous. The survivor leaves the present world and enters the world...