In July 2019 I was diagnosed (by a psychiatrist) as having complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) resulting from physical, emotional and sexual abuse that occurred during childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
I think I was about 9, my sister 3, when she received the Disney read-a-long book and tape for Sleeping Beauty. Tara listened to it all the time, as kids tend to do. At that age, also as kids tend to do, I loved nothing more than acting goofy to make my parents laugh. In … Continue reading How Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Lead to Lifelong Insomnia
I originally posted this Saturday, but woke up with major anxiety about it at 1 am and got up to take it down. I'll make some notes below to try and explain why. I read a post by IFLScience yesterday on myths about mental health. I was struck particularly by this passage: "Physical manifestations may … Continue reading Mental Health IS Health: Facts and Personal Anecdotes