Ptsd

Unbroken: A Letter To My Attackers

Rosie Burnham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

I never thought I would be in a place to write an honest letter to the attackers. I always hoped I would get to a place where the abuse and rape didn't define or affect me to a level where I was unable to engage in the world around. This day has come where I have finally let go of the past. I am not a victim. I am a survivor.

Every Survivor Matters

Rosie Burnham | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

Deep down I know change is happening slowly but we mustn't forget that every survivor matters, every survivor should be listen too equally.

Find Christmas Difficult? Top Tips On How To Cope, From UK's Leading Veterans' Mental Health Charity Combat Stress

Sue Freeth | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Freeth

Christmas is a time for celebration, yet it can be difficult for veterans with mental health problems. Some may feel isolated, lonely or depressed, o...

An Open Letter To Piers Morgan - From An 'Alleged' Rape Survivor

Emily Jacob | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Emily Jacob

Dear Mr Morgan - Thank you. Thank you for being the person who verbalises what we think everyone else is thinking, but too polite to say. Thank you for telling me I wasn't raped, that it was, as I sometimes think it might have been, all in my head. The CPS didn't prosecute him, so according to you, it didn't happen. Thank you for absolving me of that memory, which years of treatment for PTSD, whilst helping me with the PTSD, hadn't managed to remove. Oh, and also, thank you for confirming that I didn't have PTSD either, not having been in a war, I could know nothing of what PTSD is - it was all in my head.

Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers From PTSD

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Lady Gaga has opened up about suffering from post traumatic tress disorder (PTSD), almost two years after revealing she was raped at the age of 19. Th...

I Served in Afghanistan And Learned I'm Not A Cold-Blooded Killer

William Shield | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK
William Shield

I adopted the kneeling position for accuracy, slowed down my breathing, did a quick estimate of distance, the wind, and adjusted my rifle aim accordingly. I then put a small amount of pressure on the trigger

Medicating The Man

William Shield | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

bmm banner.jpg My definition of what it is to be a man no longer contains the words warrior, veteran, or survivor. For me, becoming a man again was about accepting that I was in danger. In danger of drowning in my own darkness.

Mark Austin On Suffering From PTSD And His Family's Battle With Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

ITV journalist Mark Austin has spoken candidly of the mental health problems that have affected his family firsthand. The 58-year-old journalist and p...

Scientists Can Now Remove Individual Fears From Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Can’t stand the sight of anything with eight legs? New technology could cure arachnophobes as scientists have worked out how to remove specific fear...

Hyper-masculinity, War And Intergenerational Trauma

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

Veterans with PTSD find it very difficult to deal with emotions like fear and sadness when they come up. They don't want to admit to themselves that they have those feelings, so they push them down and try to ignore them.

Five Tips For Veterans to Help Get Through Bonfire Night

Sue Freeth | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Sue Freeth

Bonfire Night is a cause for celebration throughout the UK, bringing communities together at shared events and frequently producing spectacular firewo...

It's Good To Talk

Ant Meads | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

bmm banner.jpg We've been raised in a culture where the man is supposed to be the provider. The pre-defined gender roles that have existed forever, seem to continue today and as a result we think that we know our place in society. We are to work. We are to build a family and to provide for them. But what happens if we can't do that?

'The Crippled Cricketer'- The Army Veteran Whose Love For Cricket Helps To Overcome His Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stuart Fagg | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Sport
Stuart Fagg

'Cricket for recovery, cricket for all' @TheCrippledCric signs off one of his first blog posts. A potent exemplification of the healing powers in spor...

Loss Of Time

Rosie Burnham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

From the outside the a mental health condition is invisible to the eye, hidden deep inside a person's brain. Nobody can see the internal battle that an individual has to face every single day. It is not a choice. It becomes the individuals normality a life with routines, patterns, rituals that have to be done to keep the anxiety at bay.

Why Didn't You Tell?

Rosie Burnham | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

There are no answers to these questions, this is one of the hardest part of recovery to deal with. Slowly, I am getting there and trying to leave the past behind. I am trying to shape a more positive future where I am able to share my story and hopefully one day change will come.  

What Is PTSD? Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder triggered by particularly distressing life events. One in 10 people will experien...

7 Things People With PTSD Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in 10 people will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet public understanding of the mental health condition is still limited. The ...

Advice For Parents Or Carers Supporting A Person With PTSD

Rosie Burnham | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

When I was first diagnosed, I became extremely withdrawn. I hated being touched, hugged, or shown love because I felt I was unlovable, unworthy, unclean, and frightened. This was even with my own family. My mum continued to support and hug me even when I would push her away. A simple hug makes all the difference, this allowed me to grow to trust and love again.

Finding A Voice

Rosie Burnham | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

Recently, I have started to feel calm in myself without the trauma captivating every thought. The past still causes pain, nightmares and flashbacks but by challenging my demons and starting to shape my future. I am finding my voice after years of silence.

PTSD And Me

Rosie Burnham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

As I look in the mirror, I don't remember the person looking back at me. I am trapped in a world of trauma. I start to run the cold tap, splash my face trying to retrace the old me. The young, joyful and innocent child but she was taken away, that day will never fade in my mind.

Why I Grieved for My Healthy Baby

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

I am glad that I have now come to terms with grieving for what my birth could have been, with the healthy baby I could have had. The fact of the matter is I didn't have those things. I still gave birth, my child did come home, I am still a mother but to a heart warrior who I wouldn't change for the world.

Would Online Therapy Help Us Cope With the Current Mental Health Crisis

Keavy Lynch | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Keavy Lynch

Bravery comes in many forms. We need to be brave enough to admit that some battle wounds are the invisible ones we carry every day, brave enough to seek help and no longer suffer in silence, brave enough to admit that more needs to be done in terms of NHS mental health funding, or brave enough to lead the way in research and technology for future therapies.

My Amygdala Brought My Alcoholic Mother back from the dead!

Matt Streuli | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

#ExploreMH is a series of articles and YouTube videos aimed at breaking down the stigma that surrounds Mental Health. You can watch the video series h...

PTSD Following Premature Birth

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

Nothing can really prepare you for parenthood; but when your baby is born prematurely the time to plan and the excitement and anticipation of a new arrival is dramatically interrupted. Shocked and numb, you suddenly find yourself in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The Stephen Fry Comments and Why We Should All Watch Our Words

Claire Ayres | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ayres

Having watched the full interview, most of it makes absolute sense, and I am inclined to agree with a lot of it in terms of political correctness and free speech. People should be able to say whatever they think and be free from chastising...but this should be to a point.