PTSD - facing the trauma through denial

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How can you "face" your trauma when the person you went through it with wants to pretend it never happened?

Beginning of the discussion - 8/18/20

PTSD - facing the trauma through denial

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@Lizzie12 Hello Lizzie12, thank you for opening this discussion. I'm sorry to hear that others aren't acknowledging your trauma. Let me tag some other members who can maybe share their thoughts and advice with you.

Hi everyone, how did you process your trauma? Did you ever feel like you other others involved didn't believe it or were in denial over it? How did you handle it? Do you have any advice or words of support to share with Lizzie?
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Feel free to share your thoughts here, we're all here to help and support one another!

Take care,
Courtney

 

PTSD - facing the trauma through denial

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it hard to me talk everything and what should i do to handle my  mentally ill severe

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Many times my present and my past are mixed. Many nightmares. Sometimes when away from home I get disoriented. I am no longer in my city but somewhere else. I started suffering panic attacks. At this point I am considering to get a service dog to stay connected and maybe somewhat functional. 

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@sayaret Sometimes I don't know whether my nightmares are real or not. I wake up, drenched in sweat, and I swear my dream feels so real, it's terrifying. I start to question my sanity. I have a dog and two cats (not service animals, just pets), and they do help to keep me grounded. I was going on hikes every day with my dog just to get out of the house, but I can't recently since I've sprained my ankle.

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To have a nightmare is to travel in time. I can live again all the pain and suffering, fear, anger. Even when you reconcile with God and accept the reality that you will not survive. After you reach this point nothing else is important. You are no longer scared. But when you come back, it is painful to know that better people than you didn't make it. Sometimes the emotional pain is unbearable.