In this week’s PTSDBookclub, we discuss eugenics, epigenetics, intergenerational trauma, and Parts II and III of Stephanie Foo’s *What My Bones Know.* Continue reading What My Bones Know, Pt 2: Intergenerational Trauma and Family Policing
In this weeks #PTSDBookclub, we discuss Part I of Stephanie Foo’s What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma, the cycle of trauma, dissociation, work as coping strategy, and communication issues. And also weigh in the ongoing debate about content and trigger warnings on Mastodon. Continue reading What My Bones Know, Pt 1: The keel. The drone. The untiring ear.
An apology for letting the PTSD Bookclub gather dust, some reasons why, and an introduction to Stephanie Foo’s What My Bones Know! Continue reading Apologies for the delay! And coming soon: *What My Bones Know* by Stephanie Foo
This week, we discuss the last third of David Morris’ The Evil Hours: A Biography of PTSD. We discuss prolonged exposure therapy, medication, and alternative treatments, and consider why sharing unsolicited medical advice might not be a great idea. Continue reading Exposure, Meds, Yoga (and Why You Should Reconsider Offering Unsolicited Medical Advice)
This week, we discuss the second half of Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, monstrousness, trauma, and loyalty. Continue reading Heart Berries, Pt 2: Loyalty to Monsters
This week, we discuss Terese Marie Mailhot’s searing memoir, Heart Berries, and talk about the “just self fallacy,” “truths that never hurt,” and PTSD mouth. Continue reading Heart Berries, Pt 1: PTSD Mouth
I couldn’t distinguish the symptoms from my heart. It was polarizing to be told there was a diagnosis for the behaviors I felt justified in having. And then, I knew some part of my disease was spiritual or inherited. Heart Berries, p 70 It’s August and Terese Marie Mailhot has got me thinking about generational … Continue reading PTSD Bookclub: Introducing *Heart Berries*
This final week of August, #PTSDBookclub discusses the final third of Mac McClelland’s Irritable Hearts, the power of work, and PTSD as a chronic and regularly fatal disease. Continue reading Irritable Hearts, Pt 3: Find the Thing You Won’t Give Up.
This week in #PTSDBookclub, we discuss the 2nd third of Mac McClelland’s Irritable Hearts, the atrocity hierarchy, and clarify the perplexing language of PTSD. Continue reading Irritable Hearts, Pt. 2: The Perplexing Language of PTSD
This week, we discuss the first third of Mac McClelland’s brave and moving memoir, Irritable Hearts. We discuss “earning the diagnosis” pf PTSD, the atrocity hierarchy, and Judith Herman. Continue reading Irritable Hearts, Pt 1: Earning the Diagnosis