⚡WHEN SOMEONE TELLS YOU TO LET GO OF THE PAST AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE⚡
👉 "PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is not the person refusing to let go of the past, but the past refusing to let go of the person." (Help credit author!)
Sadly, common, well-meaning comments like this are very dismissive and could prove quite damaging for someone with trauma who's experiencing post traumatic stress symptoms. That is because there's a huge lack of education, knowledge and understanding around the concept of trauma and the complexity of its symptoms and effects.
So next time when someone gives you an advice that doesn't feel acknowledging or even downright diminishing, remember your truth and the truth about trauma and educate them. Use this quote as an example! ⚡ ...
So for me personally writing down my thoughts has been very helpful for me to process them, I had a really bad couple of days and today I had work (which is a huge struggle I tend to isolate myself in my apartment and I get really really scared to talk) but I managed to get thru my work day even tho it didn’t start out that well. I’m so grateful that today was good and I’m so proud of myself. I know bad days are bound to happen and I think I’m finally starting to accept it, instead of beating myself up over it. I hope you all had a good mental day as well, it feels like a battle but when good days come, it’s so rewarding and I feel so much stronger. I also see my therapist tomorrow so I’m ready to keep going! #cptsdawareness#cptsd#socialanxiety#cptsdrecovery#ptsd#traumarecovery#traumatherapy#mentalhealthawareness#endthestigma#ptsdrecovery#recovery#healing#mentalhealth#ptsdsupport ...