What follows is….

My brothers and sisters, you all know that I love each and every one of you, but what I am about to say may sting. I don’t believe you have a mental health DISORDER.

You don’t have to live with this pain FOREVER. This is not the way things are going to be FROM NOW ON! What you do have is an INJURY! An injury that can be healed.

If you broke your arm, you would get it set, put in a cast, and go to physical therapy. Not only would you do it, you would probably tell others about your progress. People ask you questions and you gladly answer. It’s just part of the job right?!

Our brains are no different. We need to start understanding that while trauma and hurt are part of the job, the experience is in fact an injury; one that can be healed. I, for one, benefited greatly from EMDR treatment. But others are out there.

I’m not saying that there is a magic treatment out there that will free you from your pain. I’m not saying that with treatment, your bad memories will disappear. What I am saying, is that by reprocessing, and working through your injury, you can learn to live a healthy life with a healed brain.

Not feeling ok with a traumatic event is healthy! We aren’t supposed to enjoy it or block it out like robots; but when it hurts, you CAN heal. You don’t have a post traumatic stress DISORDER. you have a post traumatic stress INJURY.

Lets take a walk sometime and find a way to allow you to get better.

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