Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors is a weekly Friday feature. My selections are entirely subjective, and I know it will never be possible to include every great resource tweeted. But I can try! I’ve personally read all tweeted links, and believe them to be of great value.
Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for content found on any other website. Stay safe, and don’t follow links if you believe you might be triggered by them. Also, I will not be re-checking links from older Best Tweets posts, and if the site’s archived URL is different from the one I’ve provided here, you may need to do a search on their site.
Please add your candidates for Best Tweets For Trauma Survivors in the comments.
@LZeefe “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. ~ J. M. Power
@michelemeiche “Everything is either a cry for love or an expression of love. There is only Love in varying degrees.”
@WritersQuotes “If you’ve experienced zero, every tiny gain is a triumph.” ~ Barbara Florio Graham
@mindpowersecret “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” ~ Les Brown (via @sparklekaz)
@Fighting_Soul “We stop ourselves from being too loud, too different, or too much. Yet we crave our individuality, our wild, special selves.” (via @SusanAkaSARK)
@karenkmmonroy “Worry is a hamster wheel to the mortal mind. It’s just a form of avoidance to keep you from noticing that you have power.”
@zakaraya “The reason why everyone wants love so much is because it’s the closest thing to magic.” ~ Aquamarine
@LillyAnn “You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself.” ~ P. Bailey
@TrendyDC “Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ H. Fierstein (via LisaKiftTherapy @Maria_bg)
@Tamavista “Courage is a kind of salvation.” ~ Plato
@MichelePTSD “You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” ~ Ruth E. Renkl
@traceymarksmd “Spring clean your psyche: toss out old grudges, living for others, putting yourself down, list of ways you’ve screwed up, negative thinking.”
@WritersQuotes “We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us.” ~ Stephen Covey
@LillyAnn “We don’t change, we just become more like ourselves.”
@PsychDigest “Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.” ~ Adele Brookman (via @_amandajo)
@SarahEOlson2009 “You know, an abundance of happy just freaks me out, too. It’s a learned tolerance thing. You may even find you like it.”
@drcmblake 70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier
@drcmblake Embrace Uncertainty
@HealMyPTSD Do I have PTSD?
[SEO: Excellent place to start educating oneself about PTSD, whether for yourself or a loved one.]
@kris_burns 10 Negative Thinking Patterns to Avoid (via Balance In Me)
[SEO: How to identify and control cognitive distortions.]
@MHAS_LA “What A Difference A Friend Makes” (PDF) — guide to supporting a loved one with mental illness.
[SEO: A professionally produced .PDF that can be printed as a brochure. Great resource!]
@Mindful_Living 4 Steps to Breaking Free from Limiting Beliefs by Don Miguel Ruiz
@goodthingZ Distracted? 9 Ways to Maintain Focus
@HealMyPTSD Survivors Speak – How Anxiety Feeds PTSD
@KarenLPhillips Establishing Healthy Boundaries (by @rcinstitute’s Marcia Sirota, MD)