The Precipice

‘It’s like a waterfall,’ she thought, ‘there’s something in that. The innocuous shallow running water at the top, round a bend, just far enough away that you can’t see the drop, can’t hear the crashing water. Shallow enough that you might step in. Might enjoy yourself. Might enjoy yourself. Then what? Maybe you get out, put […]

https://rlkellytales.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/the-precipice/

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The damage done by childhood abuse — and new insights into recovery

By G. Wayne Miller Journal Staff Writer Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm Updated Jan 16, 2016 at 10:32 PM A landmark study of the lasting and destructive effects of childhood trauma provides guidance with the potential to significantly improve the well-being of untold millions of people who have been, or will be, abused, […]

https://angelfacefoundation.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/the-damage-done-by-childhood-abuse-and-new-insights-into-recovery/

Did you fail….or did we?

Seeing her in that coffin, broken. They said I can’t touch her, because she’s broken and that they couldn’t fix her. I can’t kiss her, I can hardly even see her  through the tears streaming down my face…I struggle to breath. I feel light headed, I can’t control the shaking, I hear roaring in my […]

https://kamilahthebus5.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/did-you-fail-or-did-we/

Speak Out: Rose’s Story

Thank you Rose for sharing your story with us. You are incredible. And yes, you ARE a thriver! Since Rose wrote this, she has married her fiancé and they are expecting a baby boy anytime now (if he hasn’t come already!) I just love success stories!!! ********************************************  “I had a pretty good childhood, but just […]

https://fearlesskatie.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/speak-out-roses-story/

Desperation

As addicts, we unfortunately know desperation all too well. In the beginning of this article, I ask you to meditate on the role desperation may have played in your addiction or someone you know. Desperation – reflect on the role desperation plays in opiate addiction. How being in a state of desperation changes mentality and […]

https://helpingaddictsblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/desperation/

Understanding the Incomprehensible

Within a few weeks of starting middle school, a sixth-grader in my son’s class died by suicide. The principal, who was also new to that middle school, acted swiftly and appropriately to the crisis. His communications to the school community contained information about how to talk to one’s child about the event and how grief […]

https://behindthewallstories.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/understanding-the-incomprehensible/

Sometimes the Road to Recovery is Lined with Fields and Forests

I’ve written this article in my head dozens of times without ever being able to commit a word of it to paper.  Since this is an article rather than a novel, the Cole’s Notes version of the story is that an adolescence of eating disorders, social awkwardness, bad drugs and worse decisions left me a young […]

https://aureliemarie.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/sometimes-the-road-to-recovery-is-lined-with-fields-and-forests/

The Rollercoaster

‘Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’. That’s what the psychiatrist in the hospital said. Finally, after years of psychological turmoil and endless waiting, I could put a name to these terrible things which were troubling me. Obviously I’d done my own research and had my own ideas, but to have someone properly […]

https://mhponderland.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/the-rollercoaster/

OCD and The Solving Ritual

This post first appeared on my blog in May 2013: When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, education is essential. Understanding what the disorder entails and how to best treat it are key components to recovery. As we know, however, OCD can be very sneaky, and sometimes this quest for knowledge can go awry. Sigh. […]

https://ocdtalk.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/ocd-and-the-solving-ritual/