Shouting PTSD Awareness from the Mountaintop

Shouting PTSD Awareness from the Mountaintop

In the small midwestern town where I grew up during the 1960s, the words cancer, pregnant, divorce, sex, and mental illness were always spoken in whispers, accompanied by dark looks,  furtive glances, and the covering of children’s ears. Yes, I am that old. So...
Childhood PTSD Resources

Childhood PTSD Resources

June is PTSD Awareness Month, so today Different Dream is raising awareness about childhood PTSD. Also known as childhood developmental trauma, this type of PTSD is not as well known adult PTSD. But it is every bit as real as the grown up version and its effects can...
PTSD: 8 Symptoms in Adolescents and Teens

PTSD: 8 Symptoms in Adolescents and Teens

PTSD (also known as post-traumatic stress disorder) is a reality for children. Therefore, it’s crucial for caring adults to recognize the symptoms so they can advocate for early treatment for children living with the disorder. My recent guest post at Friendship...