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@hopeful33250 Likely could be part of the problem. Perhaps too insightful and think way too far out of the box. This PTSD thing is messing up my being as creative as I would like to be. I had lost interest in working with the therapist as I was not learning any new skills nor are there any groups that I might benefit from. I have gone from believing what others tell me to a complete skeptic. Surely I will find a gray arena I can feel safe in. I am so easily distracted. Living mostly in fight or flight mode is wearisome. I need to lighten up before I implode-an extreme comment.
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@parus Your insight is undoubtedly a gift. I take it that there are no NAMI groups in your area? What about ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics or Other Dysfunctions)?
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@hopeful33250 I went to one NAMI meeting-a horrid experience of which I did leave never again to return!!! ACA I have not heard of and will check into. Thank you as I need something and I came from an extremely dysfunctional family. Time to get something done.
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@parus, Here is a link to their meeting list:
@hopeful33250 Thank you for the information. I checked things out and nothing local. Probably just as well. I have not done well in groups in the past. So many group leaders cannot keep things under control. I did look into it though. I know I need something. Due to health issues volunteering is not an option.
I enjoy adult coloring even though I am painting my own drawings. I have tried to get some others into adult coloring and have a day a week to spend time together coloring. Have tried a game thing.
I come here. Surprisingly there are some nice adult coloring groups on fb. I am amazed at the creativity there. I also belong to a couple of art groups. Takes a while.
If anyone is interested in adult coloring and wanting to learn/share it is an idea for those of us with limited social contact.
Aside from this type of thing I am not a fan of fb. One need to be selective.
@parus It sounds like you are forming your own groups, groups that work for you.
Yes, I know what you mean about support groups being only as good as their leader. There are several book discussion groups in the local libraries near me. I don’t go to one of them because the librarian who is supposed to facilitate – doesn’t – so I found one where the librarian gives everyone a chance to share – that works better for me. I suppose my childhood background makes me easily frustrated when one or two people take over the conversation – makes me very uncomfortable!
@hopeful33250 Clarification. I endeavored to get others involved. Not interested and they thought coloring together was childish. Not into reading any more. I have read so many books I am burnt out. Spend the time I am physically able drawing and painting. I once wrote poetry. Since my time is limited as to what I can do I chose to paint. My children will not be pleased when they have to dispose of totes with art work. No, things are not thrown all about. I downsize frequently. I have seen the anger from other children when a parent dies and they have to clean up the mess. I don\'t want to do this to my children. I never have been sentimental, materialistic or a hoarder.
Kind of went off topic. Just discouraged. Talking nothing but recipes and clothes is not my thing.
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I understand where you are coming from. Recipes and clothes are good, but I also need more than just that.
Just wondering….do you think your art work might be appreciated at a senior citizens apartment building? I\'m not sure if your physical or mental energy would be compromised, but could you teach art to seniors in a setting like a senior citizens facility? Just a thought.
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I also enjoy adult coloring books. I don\'t do it often so it takes me forever to finish a picture. I would be interested in doing a group. I live inWilmington NC. I\'m fairly certain nothing exists like this here. I wish I had a friend here to go out for coffee or something. Glad to at least have this support.
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the most difficult thing about PTSD is knowing it will not go a way. I t grabs at times for no apparent reason. I get angry for no apparent reason. I destroy personal belongings for no apparent reason. Noise is overwhelming for no apparent reason. Is what it is. I am sorry for what others with this disorder go through. Like depression it is not going a way. Missing so much of life because of fears I cannot control, nor explain-no apparent reason.
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I know what you're saying. It's surely a challenge to live with something that we know won't go away.
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@oh my dear Parus i really do know how you are suffering. I do suffer from the same PTSD and throw Bi-Polar on top of it. Hang in there because as we know the better times do come and go as well. Right now i am suffering in so much pain from the Psoriatic arthritis i am crying. Trying to help you is so meaningful for all of us. Please, please hang in there. I am now looking for some more Advil's.and will smile for both of us. Careingly, Peach Barbara.
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I have ptsd from the age of 5 yrs,incest rape witness so much violence all by family i have never gotten help,repressed memories,smells chronic pain on all my body i didnt know i had ptsd until a few yrs back triggers, anxiety all my life i cant stand the cold, sounds distract me,i always feel fat i was 5 yrs old when my brother started sexually molesting me, n lasted for yrs.
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I have cptsd i have never seen a therapist n i have never been in a support group please help me.
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I rarely have a moment to post anything but your post moved me deeply, I have gotten "help" but at age 66 still so troubled daily by these issues of complex ptsd from earlier than 5 even, that have hijacked my life but I have made the most of it ultimately.. I encourage you to find help from true experts in the field, not someone that took a workshop or seminar on trauma and got certified to treat it. it can make you a better person, wiser, stronger, deeper, more compassionate, than most of those around you….blessings upon you….hold your head high. work with your body not just your thoughts and feelings.
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