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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a site page up following the Newtown CT shootings with resources for first responders and mental health providers but should be used as well by parents ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:44 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Alma's quilt Michelewin has had a number of hard shocks, one after another, in recent years. She lost her job, cared for her mother in her last illness, handled her mother's estate, and now has ...
by Sara R
Comment Count 52 comments on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 05:57 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Betty inspects Alma's quilt, basted for quilting Our friend, michelewin, has had a number of traumatic shocks in her life in recent years, shocks that she hasn't had a lot of time to recover from ...
by Sara R
Comment Count 90 comments on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 03:16 PM PST with 65 Recommends
I know the election's sucking the air out of the room around here for most things. Even Halloween is a minor event on DK right now, though I imagine most Kossacks, like myself, are actually planning ...
by allergywoman
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Forty years ago today, I met the man who would be my first serious boyfriend, and eventually also my rapist. We met on his 18th birthday. He was on his way to college in a month—while I was 14 and ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 240 comments on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 05:42 PM PDT with 238 Recommends
Most of us interested in justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse have understandably focussed on the news out of Happy Valley recently. But there is another story, the implications of which ...
by aravir
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Words fail me. I really don't know what to say other than we have a huge problem on this side of the border, on these shores and some of it can be blamed on many many fronts. Redeployment over ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu May 03, 2012 at 02:25 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
By Pamela M. Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., edited by Jim Luce New York, N.Y. Stress can be your friend or your foe. When stress fuels the spark of personal achievement, it can work to your benefit by ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 04:36 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
The legacy of my fibromyalgia pain has its roots in a childhood that was steeped in trauma, anxiety and fear. These things are imprisoned so deep within my psyche that I can only draw them out with ...
by DX Fibro
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 02:05 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
He resumed his pacing just outside the door furiously muttering to himself that this, as twice before, would be the end. The man inside the room lay motionless. His skin as gray as the walls that ...
by DX Fibro
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 04:47 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
To the LA Times credit, they published an article, " Stress of combat reaches drone crews ," by David Zucchino about the impact of combat stress (Post-Traumatic stress) on the Air Force pilots who ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 02:07 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
After a decade of two Wars of Choice, Afghanistan became as soon as the first drumbeat pointed at Iraq and the abandoning of the main mission, and Countries promises to the Afghans after years of ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 05:49 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Dear Dkos Diarists Yesterday I posted what I thought was a wonderful diary about opening a treatment center for women namely the Asbury House. It is a non profit treatment center exclusively for ...
by Marina Asbury
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM PST with 2 Recommends
As Christmas season is upon us, we at Equal Time radio prefer not to dwell on material blessings, and instead think about those without and what it means to be human. On the Friday, December 23. ...
by Equal Time Radio
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 05:00 PM PST with 1 Recommend
I have, for about the last 2 decades, been affected by an unnamed condition. There are many others out there who are similarly afflicted - I've talked with them. It's taken me a long time to come up ...
by erratic
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 05:45 PM PST with 4 Recommends
After the Farm Worker’s Reality Tour led by Dr. Ann Lopez , I sat across the table from Meteor Blades and asked him if he is a writer. I got ...
by remembrance
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 02:00 PM PST with 48 Recommends
This is not the diary I meant to write for today. When I first noticed that this tenth anniversary of 9/11 would occur on a Sunday, a KosAbility day, I reserved the date and intended to write about ...
by KelleyRN2
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 02:00 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
Trigger Warning A few years back, I participated in a project specifically designed with LGBTs in mind. The intention was to ask for volunteers willing to be fully honest with the ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 04:36 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Decades back when we returning Vietnam veterans, and many in the pro-peace movement then, fought to finally get recognized, that which had always been, and finally had a real name "Post Traumatic ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 05:14 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
So, Dick Cheney and friends want to claim that torture is responsible for Obama finding bin Laden. Think so? Many argue that when a prisoner gets tortured, he will say anything just to make the ...
by rb137
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon May 02, 2011 at 07:06 PM PDT with 40 Recommends