Survivors can learn to avoid worrying about the small stuff and attend to the awe and wonder all around us. But how does this dramatic transformation happen?
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It may make the pain meaningful and bearable, but growth does not undo loss and it does not eliminate adversity. So what can Stacey's experience teach us?
I lost a friend and colleague last spring. His diagnosis was way worse than mine. He was not so lucky.
Are there ways in which I have found a greater understanding of life and how to live it? Are there ways in which I find myself being more grateful for what I have and for those around me?
Central to a diagnosis of PTSD is that there has been a severe psychological trauma whose effects are more lasting than what is referred to as an acute stress response.
Let's change the discussion about the war-related "silent wounds" of post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury, and take time to understand what these really mean.
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