Peer support subsequent to trauma contributes to full recovery

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) -- including complex trauma (cPTSD) -- is debilitating, breaking down the body through anxiety and stress, and it poses a significant suicide risk in sufferers. MyPTSD seeks to help and inform those who are directly or indirectly affected by these conditions through peer-to-peer support and educational resources.

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2notbedefeated was last seen:
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    1. gdf
      Hi 2not,

      I was just wondering privately if you'd looked at online distance learning Ph.D.'s in your field. I remember seeing a couple in counseling and supervision from acredited schools with short-term residency requirements. I can look them up for you if you like. I think they are both CACREP approved. I did the doctoral thing for a while and enjoyed the challenges but my program went under and I never finished so I admire people who pursue this endeavor. Good luck x's ten.

      gdf aka Gina
    2. 2notbedefeated
      Hi. It's been a while, and I'm looking forward to connecting again with other PTSDers. II'm in Virginia now and settled in after about 8 months.
    3. firehouse9south
      Just wanted to say hello and I hope all is well.
      Take care.

    4. fin
      hey 2not-Lez I was wondering how you are doing, if you have someone to call on where you have moved to perhaps. Even if you have stayed in touch with any of your old friends, it can help to have someone to talk to , to speak with, that perhaps knows you better than anyhone else maybe does...I know it must be difficult, but if you can trust someone that has to help somehow also. Not everyone will let you down lez, well I dont believe so anyhoo anymore.
      They may sometimes get it wrong but I think we can all make mistakes, I know I can and do. please call on me if you ever feel you can or want to ok. I cant solve anything but as you told me too, i can be here to listen.

      Take care
    5. firehouse9south
      Hey Lez.

      You are the best, I love your spirt I know you will be all you dream and want to be.
      Hey I have a funny ending to the first baseball game with the kids
      I will write it out but lets just say I caught the guy and only received a bruise or two.
      What and iddiot but I made it to the game in the third inning:).
      You are the best.

      Take care.

    6. firehouse9south
      Hi Lez.

      Well it's been a busy few days for me, work killed me and the
      whole next day I was a zombie.
      Today I refreshed and ready to get some things done.
      Take care of you.

    7. firehouse9south
      Hi Lez.

      I'm very worried about you.
      I have not seen you on for a few days so maybe
      your just taking a break from all this.
      Give me a ring when you come back.
      Hope all is well and safe.

      Take care.

    8. firehouse9south
      Good afternoon Lez.

      Just dropping in to say hello and see
      how you are doing.
      How are the kids are they running you ragged? mine
      sure are all day day soccer and baseball yesterday I need a break.
      Take care.

    9. firehouse9south
      Good morning Lez.

      Hey can you believe it I actually threw out a thread.
      I must be sick lol.
      Hope your good today we'll chat soon.
      Take care.

    10. firehouse9south
      Happy birthday Lez.

      It's always great to hear from you. That is wonderful news about your daughter the little ones never cease to amaze me.
      You sound like a wonderful mother and you should be commended for your efforts.
      It's not easy to live with PTSD and raise a family I know that first hand so every
      step we take forward is a step in the right direction.
      I hope you had a wonderful birthday and enjoy the best gifts of all Love, Family and Friendship.
      I am always thinking of you and wishing you the best.
      Take care of yourself Lez your way to important more than you know.

      Your friend.

    11. her_indoors43
      happy birthday 2nots...hope your day is a wonderful day
    12. firehouse9south
      Good morning Lez.

      I hope your ok and taking some much needed personal time.
      Today will be busy for me and then it's back to work tomorrow.
      I don't know what it is but shootings are up like crazy over here must be
      something in the water.
      Take care today.


    13. firehouse9south
      Hey Lez.

      Hi how are you? I have been thinking a lot about you.
      I hope all is well and the kids are not running you ragged.
      As for me no kids today I'm at work
      so i get to deal with all the old south enders and their issues.
      Well if you get a chance drop me a line and let me know how you are ok.

      See ya.

    14. firehouse9south
      Hey Lez.

      Thats right kick its ass and dont let it beat you.
      You know I'm on Wellbutrin also 1 in the morning and 1 at night.
      I think it helps me at times,
      but when I feel real bad I just munch 1/2 an Adavan and that seems to take
      the edge off some.
      Lez I'm always here for you if you need me and if you want my email
      for better chatting sessions let me know OK.
      I will be thinking of you, stay safe.

      See ya.

    15. firehouse9south
      Hey how are you Lez?
      Haven't spoke in a while I hope your ok.
      Drop me a line when you can.

      See ya.
    16. fin
      heya Lez,
      I hope that things are working through with the move and you are beginging to settle some and better now
      Take care babe
    17. firehouse9south
      Hi Lez I hope your feeling better and if you ever need some one to chat with I'm not a bad listener see ya Ken.
    18. Junebug
      Dear Lez,

      -Good to "hear" from you, although I know it's very difficult.
      Keep writing.
      Am "saying" lots-

      Love Meg, XOX
    19. Junebug
      Hi, dear Lez!

      Welcome back! :)
      Love Meg XOXOX
    20. cragger65
      Hey Lezlie, it's so nice to hear from you!! We all understand completely that you're busy with things/life - that's just what happens. Have you started interviewing T's yet? I can't remember if you mentioned that in your posts.

      It's OK to have those anxious thoughts, you're dealing with a lot of new things. I really feel for you, I know my anxiety/depression would be acting up, too. I know maybe it doesn't always feel that way, but you really show a lot of strength and courage. Keep being kind and patient with yourself, comfort yourself knowing that many care about you (I am one of those people).

      Putting one foot in front of the other is all anyone can do, luv. You're doing your best, give yourself credit for that.

      take good care,
    21. Junebug
      Hi Lez, - wow so much going on for you, -what a stressful time. You are doing great, hang in there. -Many prayers for you, have missed you!
      Love Meg
    22. firehouse9south
      Hey Lez I have missed you guys how are you? Ken.
    23. Junebug

      Good luck with the continued-moving-craziness(!)
      Am thinking about you and wishing you the best

      Meg :)
    24. morgan
      Hey 2not! I am sorry I didn't respond to you sooner. I have been very busy lately and it is hard for me to keep up with myself.

      I hope you can start to see some of the positives in your move. Like at least you're going to have a roof over your head and food to eat. That is something anyway.

      I know how hard it is to let go of your support system. I live with my parents and they have been talking about moving to Oregon Lately. I have built quite a wonderful support system for myself here. I told them that if they move I am going to find a way to stay because I am not willing to give up this support system and people I have come to love. Besides, I am forty-one and need to get back on my own two feet.

      Anyway our situations are a little different but our fears are very similar. I do know though that if I do have to move, then it is meant to be and something good will probably come of it. God takes care of us. Like Tammy said, "when one door closes, another one opens" and it is often better than we could've imagined ourselves. So my best advice is to trust that God knows what's best for you. I did pray for you however and will continue to do so. I hope that wonderful changes are in store for you.

      Take care of yourself, and try not to get too stressed out. You can get through this one moment at a time.

      Best wishes, Morgan
    25. firehouse9south
      Hey I would love to talk with you about anything, it's good to have friends. Ken
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    Apr 20, 1963 (Age: 53)
    positive home director
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