I invite you to leave comments, ask questions, and get a discussion going.
Please keep in mind that if you choose to leave a comment, once that comment is posted it will be visible to anyone who reads the blog. You don’t have to use your name; consider your privacy needs, and do what you’re comfortable with.
If you decide to post a comment, please follow a couple of guidelines:
First – NO “war porn”, please. By that I mean, don’t describe horrible things that happened to you or to anyone else.
Your trauma stories could trigger someone reading your comment, and re-traumatizing each other is not support. So – if you share gory details, I will not be able to post your comment, because I want this blog to be a safe space for everyone. Post comments and questions, by all means, but please be gentle with each other.
Secondly – NO selling stuff. Folks – I’m here volunteering my time because I believe that you guys deserve an online community of peer support and information on PTSD – this is a place to learn, ask questions, and support one another. If I can show up without expecting to profit from this, then I really must require the same of everyone else.
So, please contribute comments and questions, but no links to buy your book, gadget, gizmo, thing-a-ma-jig, miracle cure-all doohickey, you get the picture. This is not a bazaar.
Third – you’re welcome to disagree, but please be civil. At times, you may disagree with something I say. I welcome your feedback, and the opportunity to learn from it. If I’m wrong, I will suck it up and say so. But, I ask that you please disagree with a statement, rather than bashing a person for making a statement.
~ Dr. Dee Rajska, C. Psych.
Please feel free to share this post, and any other on this blog, with anyone who you think might benefit.
I’d love to have you share your thoughts, comments, and questions – but before you post, can you take a quick peek at the guidelines? (Basically, please don’t post trauma details that will trigger other people, please don’t sell stuff, and be respectful to others when you post.)
Fine print: Reading this blog is a good start, but if you’re having a hard time, it’s no substitute for getting actual therapy. It takes a different kind of courage to admit to yourself that you’re struggling and need help. It’s not a sign of failure – it’s a sign that you’ve been through a lot, and you’re in some pretty great company. Reach out, and give yourself a chance to feel better.
Really fine print: Unless otherwise noted, all original photography on Coming Back Home is copyrighted. The photo gracing today’s post was taken by Larry M. Jaipaul, and I’d like to thank him for generously allowing me to use his work. Please do not copy photographs from Coming Back Home without permission.