August Pfizenmayer comes on to discuss self-care while dating a male sexual assault survivor

Tales From The Other Side: Self-Care While Dating A Sexual Assault Survivor

Today’s guest writer, August¬†Pfizenmayer, appeared on this blog in the past–she wrote a post about her experience of being diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder while her partner at the time was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. If you haven’t read “A … Continue reading

How To Literally Sleep Away Your Trauma on

Tales From The Other Side: How To Literally Sleep Away Your Trauma

Happy Monday! Did you sleep well last night? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 35% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of sleep. Look at the PTSD population, … Continue reading

Read about one woman's experience growing up with a mom who had untreated bipolar disorder-on

Tales From The Other Side: “Growing Up With An Untreated Bipolar Mom”

Today’s guest blogger, Christy, grew up in a household with a mother who had untreated Bipolar Disorder. I can’t claim to have the same experience, or anything remotely like it, but I do have an aunt who has untreated Bipolar … Continue reading

A guest post about vicarious PTSD

Tales From The Other Side: Is PTSD Contagious?

Today’s guest post covers a topic that is not discussed often, especially within the PTSD community. Is PTSD contagious? Of course, in the common usage of the word “contagious,” it is not. PTSD is not a virus or a bacteria. … Continue reading

Part 2 of the Genelle Chaconas' guest post about PTSD on

PTSD Awareness Month 2017 Pt 2: “Through The Looking Glass”

June is PTSD awareness month and this is the second half of a two part special about the complex truth of life after trauma. If you missed part one, please take a moment to read it first. This guest post … Continue reading

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PTSD Awareness Month 2017: “Down The Rabbit Holes”

June is PTSD Awareness Month I have been sharing a lot of stories about PTSD this month on my blog. I shared a couple posts about my abusive relationship; one on forgiveness, and the other on what it was like … Continue reading

A guest post by August Pfizenmayer on

Tales From The Other Side: A Neurochemical Romance

Hello! Happy Monday! It really is a happy Monday because I have the honor of publishing this amazing guest post, and you’re here reading it ūüėČ Last month August did me the great honor of hosting my very first published … Continue reading

Tales From the Other Side: “When It Happens To Your Child”

When It Happens To Your Child I have written a lot on my blog about the trauma I have experienced. I have written about the ways trauma has affected my day to day life, ¬†and how it haunts my interpersonal … Continue reading

Trauma Informed Care by Sheila O'Donnell hosted on

Tales From The Other Side: “Trauma Informed Care”

Happy Monday. New week, new prospects. Well I live with PTSD so past trauma is always sticking to me, but I am hoping to at least shed some of last week’s crap. I’m starting to feel better from the interview…and … Continue reading

Guest Post Series on

Tales From the Other Side: “My Letter to My Sister After Her Suicide”

“My Letter to My Sister After Her Suicide” is the first installation¬†of my Guest Post Series: Tales From the Other Side If you have been following my blog, you know that I write about my experiences as a mother who … Continue reading