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Drinking to Forget: The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

I used to have a love for vintage wines. Bold and dry. A bottle would last me several sittings and I savoured each sip, as if to appreciate the work that went into making such a delicacy. I kept a diary of my favourites and would share a bottle with friends on special occasions. These […]

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PTSD, Moral Injury & Sanctuary Trauma

I recently was chatting with a colleague and was asked what injured me enough to cause PTSD. What were the signs and symptoms and how can we prevent it? I explained PTSD can be like a death by a thousand cuts for some first responders, but we can all be just one call away from […]

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A Gift of PTSD – A story written by Rob

Therapy for PTSD isn’t just about dealing with traumatic memories but also fixing the person that has been changed emotionally and cognitively by the exposure to traumatic experiences. To do this requires one to actively engage in self-reflection, a difficult and many times extremely painful exercise. This self-reflection typically leads to a greater awareness of […]

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A letter to my Husband

TRIGGER WARNING – suicide. I recently found this suicide note hidden between other papers while I was cleaning out my bedside table. It was a note that I wrote my husband some time before we were married- it was a time in my darkest days where I couldn’t see another way out. One thing I […]