The Science Behind Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD — ScienceSwitch

We all experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Some of us can escape with no enduring effects. But for many, the experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon is known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. via The Science Behind Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or…

Depression — SELF LOVE CLUB

“Your own brain is trying to kill you. ” Well in the words of this post my trauma needs to die then. I’ve had prayers to God where I literally talk to God about life and death. Frankly what I realise is many things are just temporal incentives for us to be enthusiastic enough not…

PORN: A Virgin’s Perspective — BeautyBeyondBones

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F442183083&color=%238feb61&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true Warning: Tonight, I’m going to be writing about the four-letter “P-Word” that makes everyone squirm. Porn. I read a really scary statistic today. It said that for just one porn site, 81 million people visit it per day. Per DAY! 81 million people! And that’s for just one of the thousands of websites out…

Romanticised psychiatry and dreams out of reach.

I’m writing this because despite my intake of my nightly mirtazapine, somehow I have yet to feel sleepy. So hence I am going to wax lyrical about some things I have observed in new media of late. You know those minute videos that pops up on Face book feeds? I have watched enough to realise…

Finding peace with the process of grief ( Reblog)

I’ve been pretty open about the pain of this last year. Walking through the ending of my marriage, while simultaneously attending two funerals of family members – it has been a difficult road to say the least. As much as I want to tell you that I’m completely healed from all the heartbreak and that… via…

Day 1, Fluvoxamine

Wednesday. I’m set to take one tablet of flucoxamine every night. Another white pill to aid sleep, “when needed”. Both drowsiness-causing, which is very welcome as today’s the first time I’ve slept through dark hours through to the sunlight hours. The 2nd doctor cautioned me that my depression may get worse temporarily as my body…

9 Tips for Creating a Unique Character

Originally posted on That Writer Chick:
You’re sitting at your computer with this amazing story idea and know exactly how to start it. The problem? You have no idea how to create the main character. Believe it or not, creating a character is something people often struggle with, me included, and takes a lot of…