Post # 1
Not a physical death, but psychogenic death, which may be worse. Untreated severe trauma can, and often does, lead to giving up. Who hasn’t felt that way at some point?
The very real danger is that this give-up-itis can precipitate psychogenic death. That is, literally, the death of the person while the body remains alive.
Yet one more reason why seeking adequate treatment for trauma recovery is so very necessary.
Post # 2
A very good point. I have had times in my life where I was so traumatized and hurt I had to tell myself every hour on the hour, “Just breathe. Just breathe.” Counseling literally saved my life at one point. I can’t express how important it is to get help when you need help. We try to be so strong on our own (us independent types, lol) but sometimes reaching out can save your own life.
I am deeply grateful every day for where I have come from to where I am now in life. Thank you for continuing to be such a breath of fresh air on this site and for always really caring about the women here. Your caring heart really comes through in your words. I, for one, really appreciate you.
Post # 3
Oh, thank you. Your words mean so much. It gives me such a good feeling to think that I may have been helpful to someone in some way.