October 9, 2019 “Working on Us” Week #18 Mental Health Blogging Community Mental Health Series, Topic: PTSD/CPTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. 


Before I begin Week #18, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #17, Topic: S.A.D. – Seasonal Affective Disorder. There were bloggers that not only suffered from S.A.D. but other bloggers that wanted to share their experience mood changes during season changes.


15 ways to beat the winter blues, seasonal affective disorder, depression


The Participants:


Sadje, of “Keep it Alive”


Ashley, of “Mental Health @ Home”


Rory & Guest Suze, of “A Guy Called Bloke”


Michelle, of “Advice, Mental Health, Personal, and My Life”


Melanie C., of “Sparks From a Combustible Mind”



PTSD Causes and Symptoms ... The children in cages at the U.S. Border will probably rank with Cambodian refugees when all is said and done. No one walks that far unless trying to leave a hellish nightmare behind them. "Free the Children"!


This week is going to be a little different, meaning I’m not going to set prompts in place.  Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, I’m requesting you, the reader, to write a narrative of your experience that caused your PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and CPTSD-Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the treatment you have received.


PTSD & STRESS – PTSD Stress Cup Theory | Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD #anxietyovercomingtips



  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from October 9th. through October 15th.,  to submit your entries.

  • Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
  • ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
  • Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this week’s prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!
  • Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!


Do you know why you're exhausted? PTSD | post traumatic stress disorder | veterans | trauma | quotes | recovery | symptoms | signs | truths | coping skills | mental health | facts | read more about PTSD at thislifethismoment.com


Remember to create a pingback to this original post after you write your own post.  Also, remember that this is not a prompt-based post.  Please write a narrative.  I really look forward to your responses.  Or, maybe I should say “We” all look forward to one another’s responses.


Thank you in advance.

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💚


BC 2019

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36 thoughts on “October 9, 2019 “Working on Us” Week #18 Mental Health Blogging Community Mental Health Series, Topic: PTSD/CPTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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            1. Thank you. I know it sounds dumb, but I’m a little anxious because I haven’t been to a movie theatre since 2015. But, I’ll have my roommate and my friend, JT there with me. So, it shouldn’t be too bad.
              Wer’e seeing “Downton Abbey”, we are all such huge fans of the series, the movie selection was a no brainer. LOL! 😁

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    1. Thank you so very much for contributing to this weeks topic, Melanie.
      I apologize for reading this late, and just now reblogging it. I was out for most of the afternoon through last night.
      I was truly moved by all that you have gone through, starting at such a young age.
      God Bless You, Melanie!!! 💚


    1. Sadje, thank you so very much for sharing this story with us.
      I apologize for the late response, but I was out for the latter part of yesterday afternoon until after 11pm. But, I have read it as well as reblogged this post this morning.
      Thank you & God Bless You and your friend. 💚


  1. Hey Beckie,

    I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2012 – it took them a very long time to diagnose me mostly because there had been so many Dx’s in the years preceeding this with depression, Asperger’s and bipolar that it was in fact largely ignored.

    i no longer drive a car, l haven’t driven a car since 1987.

    On November 17th 1987, whilst sitting at a T junction in Guildford, Surrey with my fiance as passenger and my 18 month old son in a baby seat in the back behind his mother, a forty foot arctic lorry hit black ice as it approached the turn. it slammed into us. In the twenty or so seconds that the impact occured. My son, literally exploded of sorts and my fiance was cut in half, the impact forced the car across the road and l impacted against a 200 year old oak tree, in essence saving my life. i was cut out of the wreckage and the only physical injury l suffered was a shattered right knee. of course, my mind was fucked up pretty badly, and l blamed myself for thirty years for the crash, not the crash, but not dying in the crash. In 2017,if you ever read about me kicking demons in that year, it is because that is the year, l forgave myself l carried survivors guilt for 30 years. In everything else, as said with asperger’s, bipolar and depression, they missed the PTSD and l went for thirty years running around endangering my life because l felt guilty that l lived. I never drove again, and now even though sure l kicked those demons, l think if l sat behind the wheel of a car as driver again, l would put myself into a tree or over a cliff.

    There are no words for this shit, PTSD is the worst thing that can happen, because it is the one guarantee that your mind is out to kill you.

    I wrote this ten years ago, thinking l had moved on .. then in 2017 l kicked my grief and just now l have told you if driving l would put myself over a cliff …. the truth is harder – YOU NEVER recover from PTSD.



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    1. Oh, I have read the poem, but I wanted to first get your blessing on posting it.
      By all means, I don’t blame you for not wanting to relive what you had gone through, even though… In a way, you had in the comment section.
      Again, My healthfelt condolences to you. That most certainly was nofault of your own, and I’m so glad you realize this. Granted, 30 years in the making, but nevertheless, you realize it now.
      I thank you for allowing me to post your poem to “Working on Us” God Bless You, Rory.💗🙏

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