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I have PTSD, & I can't find help in DE...

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@lolaemma

I've had probably twelve incidents that contributed to seventyseven years of PTSD. The three biggest annoying residual continuing problems is trying to get CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and transportation to their office. Second is trying to shut off the continuous stream of flash backs of not only painful memories but sometimes just inconsequential thoughts from many years back. Lastly is the pending divorce which has been keeping my equilibrium off balance for eighteen months so far. As I'm self representing and half my pension is being held until the judgement it's been difficult to concentrate on following up on necessary activities. Fortunately the pandemic has allowed me to isolate most of the time and resist the temptation to rant about my frustration.

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@lolaemma Your situation sounds extremely difficult. Until Covid-19, most therapists did not see clients online. If transportation is a barrier, I encourage you to request your therapist to see you online or to find a therapist that will do so.

Would that be something that would interest you?

You have a lot going on….arrgg. When I have a thought I don't like, I tell my mind to delete it. And this usually works. One issue with depression is negative self talk. You could be creative and imagine a vacuum cleaner removing the thought. After decades of bipolar issues and plenty of study, I have a suitcase full of methods to help with my issues, from prayer, nutrition, vitamins, herbs, massage, exercise, journeling, art, music, and study.