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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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jomosapien, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. Jomosapien

    Jomosapien New Member

    Hey gang, I'm new here, recently diagnosed, about five months ago.

    I just found this site, and I love the welcoming atmosphere. For a while I knew something was wrong, but was unable to see a psychiatrist until I moved back to California.

    I was born addicted to heroin and crack, middle child of 7, 5 of which also were born with similar addictions. As a child, little things like seeing the drugs in the bathroom (we lived with my grandmother, my mom just hung around when she wasn't locked up) were normal, I assumed that all the other children in kindergarten also had social workers, and was ashamed because this wasn't the case.

    When I was seven, my siblings and I were placed in foster care for almost a year before moved out of state to live with family. After 7 years of physical and mental Abuse with that family member, we were put back in foster care again for a few months before being adopted again. I remember being ashamed to tell the other kids because they already thought I was a freak, it seemed so important back then.

    Anywhoo, that's a little about me, thanks for having me, I hope to make some friends here.
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  3. Ayesha

    Ayesha Yarn and Cat Crazy.

    Hello and welcome to the forum. :)
  4. timid_flower

    timid_flower Active Member

    Hi and welcome :)
  5. Pinkcake

    Pinkcake Active Member

    Hi Jomosapien. Welcome to the forum. I'm heartbroken for your childhood and what you had to experience. I'm glad you are seeing someone to get guidance.
  6. Sailorgal

    Sailorgal Well-Known Member

    Welcome Jomosapien. Yes the warm environment will engulf you and you will be smothered in kindness and understanding. Beware.
  7. KP the nut

    KP the nut Tigger is back!!!!!
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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