PTSD and Natural Disasters: The New Normal?

Avery T. Philips guest writes for bettysbattleground.com

As North Carolina grapples to recover from Hurricane Florence, on the heels of yet another wildfire outbreak in California, our national and global communities are realizing that natural disasters may very well be the new normal. Avery Philips joins Betty’s Battleground again to discuss the mental health impact on survivors of these types of traumas.

Avery T. Philips, guest writer on bettysbattleground.comAvery T. Phillips is a freelance human being with too much to say. She loves nature and examining human interactions with the world. Comment or tweet her @a_taylorian with any questions or suggestions.

 

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Healing Words: Helping A Loved One Heal After An Abusive Relationship

How to help a loved one heal after abuse--bettysbattleground.com

I think many of us are at a place in our lives where we recognize a great deal of injustice and pain occurring around us, but may be feeling helpless about how to help. It’s a terrible feeling to care, but have no idea how to show it or what to do. Today, guest writer Jennifer Scott shares some tips for helping with one particularly difficult-to-address scenario: helping a loved one heal after an abusive relationship.

Jennifer Scott discusses helping a loved one heal after an abusive relationshipJennifer Scott shares stories about the ups and downs of her anxiety and depression at SpiritFinder.org. She offers a forum where those living with anxiety and depression can discuss their experiences.

 

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Tales From The Other Side: The Problem With Saying “I’m Sorry”

Problems with saying I'm sorry--on bettysbattleground.com

I’m sorry!

Wait. What am I apologizing for? Existing? Having needs? What?!

Does that sound familiar to you? It sure does to me. If you have issues with saying “I’m sorry” too much (or not enough), you’ll be really interested in this guest post from Bryan Bushman, a clinical psychologist and blogger who wants to help you figure out the right time and way to say “sorry.”

The Problem with Saying "I'm Sorry" --bettysbattleground.comBryan Bushman, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with trauma survivors for 10 years.  He is the author of Becoming Okay (When You’re Not Okay) and more of his writings can be found on www.drbryanbushman.com or http://findingyourway2okay.wordpress.com.

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