My Instagram Post – PTS TBI CPTS Awareness – Mental Health #trauma #addiction

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PTS TBI CPTS Awareness and Mental Health. #Repost. #Trauma #Addiction tends to go hand in hand. We need to dig deeper to heal both to move forward. Otherwise, the #addiction will never be truly dealt with. How I avoided becoming addicted to any substance, I think it was just sheer determination and part fear. If you are facing #addiction please reach out for counseling that walks you thru both. It can be done, it is truly hard work, but YOU are so worth it. My Mom struggled with #alcohol to the point later in life she never drank much at all. Her #trauma was #child sexual abuse most likely. She was ashamed to tell me all the details. I pray that she has found peace. Peace from being abandoned by her mom at a young age due to a remarriage. Peace from leaving family behind in Germany. What is the #peace you wish to move past? What is that question that is still a #burden? Reach out professionally to a counselor and a sponsor to help you walk thru #addiction and #trauma. You deserve to be happy. You ARE loved. Sending you hugs and love and peace. #mentalhealthadvocate #tbiptsdsurvivor #emt #veterans #writer #photographer #mission #runner #doglover #catlover #yoga #meditation #mindbodysoul #healing #coping #childsexualabuse #alcoholabuse #peace #addiction #hope #life @overcoming_ptsd

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What is “feeling like myself” again?

Sharing my post from Instagram. What is being present in the moment?

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PTS TBI CPTS Awareness – Mental Health. The weekend is here again yet this time, in a long time, it feels brand new. It has been a milestone this week, a weeknight where I actually felt “like myself” relaxed and as close to being in the present as I have felt in a long time, even before the injury. Deep conversations with family this week make me also realize I have more work to do to heal, recover and continue to move forward. The statement was finally made of a fractured family. But even divorce, death in the family, separation, loss of friends, grief of any kind including grieving of almost losing your self to pain, trauma, injury or addiction. Like I mentioned, I know I have more work to do. This mission was always personal, as much as I am giving back to others. I realized during my own fractured self how much I wanted my life back most of all, with self forgiveness, love and compassion, I am here to connect others with the same in mind. Healing. Coping. Reaching others to move forward. #mindbodysoul. Learning to cope with triggers that still throw me. #Anxiety still can come again. So that is why I work hard. Sending you all hugs, love and compassion, lighting the way for others. #writer #emt #tbiptsdsurvivor #founder #GlobalVetsWalk #Veterans #FirstResponders #yoga #breathe #runner #hiker #photographer #musicheals #family #adhd #anxiety #depression #Civilians #abuse #recovery #addiction #love #onepopulationofhumanbeings

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Caroline

Mental Health Advocate

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