Aug 05 2011

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Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors (08/05/11)

Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD 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.

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Best Tweets 080511 Tiny Boat on Horizon

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@Zen_Moments “I have one small drop
of knowing in my soul.
Let it dissolve in your ocean.” ~ Rumi


Six Standalone Tweets to Ponder


@CarePathways “Healing is something far more profound than curing disease.”

@lizstrauss “I thought if I changed situations, I’d change how people saw me. What needed changing was what I believed about me.”

@LillyAnn “Please be reminded to appreciate your life. Appreciate doesn’t mean ‘like’. It means ‘feel completely’.”

@soulseedz “Hummingbirds teach how to re-visit the past to release it instead of being caught in a permanent backward flight pattern.”

@TWLOHA “The world hurts. We live in fear and forget to walk with hope. But hope has not forgotten you.” ~Libba Bray

@Tamavista “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin


Linked Tweets


In the News


@NAMIMass Injured vets wonder if country will now sacrifice for them. Please support service members/veterans and their families.
[SEO: We are failing our vets, and their families, by not providing adequate care resources to cover the thousands of new cases of PTSD and TBI returning home every day now.]

@suicideresearch Interested in doing something for Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September 2011? (.PDF)
[SEO: Link above is to a “toolkit” for creating awareness and activities on World Suicide Prevention Day. Also check out the International Association for Suicide Prevention website, which offers banners for September 10th in 40 different languages, and helpful resources. The theme in 2011 is “Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies”.]


The Rest of the Best


@SarahEOlson2009 How Compassion Can Free You From the Cycle of Unworthiness
[SEO: “In a world often devoid of a true sense of community, we grow up searching for how to belong. Social isolation is our greatest fear and many of us grow up with the mantra ‘There’s something wrong with me’ feeding a cycle of unworthiness and shame. How we relate to our ‘frightened and vulnerable hearts’ makes all the difference.”]

@aflourishinglif 10 Life Changing Facts to Heal the Inner Critic
[SEO: “If you feel held back in any area of your life and have the sense that there must be something more, your inner critic is alive and well. There is nothing helpful about the way the inner critic guides you. Who finds it supportive to be incessantly doubted, devalued, and deflated?” See also the next article below.]

@goodthingz 5 Steps to Effectively Deal With Negativity
[SEO: Five questions to ask of yourself to effectively deal with negativity. Simple, but not easy!]

@psychcentral Recovering from Mental Illness? Be Your Own Best Friend
[SEO: “The key factor that determines who recovers and who doesn’t most often is the willingness and ability of the person to engage in his or her own healing. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or any of the other diagnoses for mental illness, your involvement and attitude make a difference.” Discusses creating your own internal best friend, how and why. “I’m talking about a friend who cares deeply about you, wants only the best for you, and who loves you enough to find a way to encourage you even when you are so discouraged you push her away.” Includes eight ways a supportive friend — inside or out — would encourage you.]

@NAMIMass Living With Severe Chronic Pain
[SEO: “Experts agree that comprehensive care — which can involve medications, exercise, psychological therapy, massage, physical therapy, injections and complementary treatments, depending on the patient and condition — is essential. ‘The reason we now call chronic pain an illness is that we recognize that it is more than just a sensation in the body,’ Portenoy says. ‘It affects your ability to function as a human being, your relationships, your ability to be productive, to think straight.'” Discusses chronic vs. acute pain; the problem with opioids; and provides links to further pain management resources.]

@Mindful_Living A Mindful Phrase to Help with Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
[SEO: “We’ve all heard the adage that ‘It is what it is,’ telling us that whatever is happening is simply the reality of the current experience. But I like to add on another piece saying, ‘It is what it is, while it is.’ This speaks to a larger reality that whatever is here is also impermanent.”]

@psychcentral Creative Mind: “Art Saved My Life”
[SEO: In depth article with interviews of various celebrities, artists, writers, and art therapists who came from traumatic childhood or adult backgrounds, (or treat those who do). What all these people have in common is they found that using art (whether via acting, writing, painting etc) helped them to heal those wounds. Several also describe how their art provides an expressive outlet to release “disturbing emotions”.]

@LillyAnn 10 Ways to Love the People in Your Life ❤ (by @tarasophia via @tinybuddha)
[SEO: Discusses the healthy — and not so healthy — stories we learned about love growing up, and offers 10 ways to love the people in your life. These are guidelines about authenticity and healthy boundaries. I especially like “Give of yourself, but never sacrifice or compromise yourself.”]

@ssanquist On Loneliness … (via Beyond Blue)
[SEO: “Those of us diagnosed with mood disorders may continually battle psychological loneliness, especially if we are recovering from traumatic and dysfunctional childhoods.” Describes five kinds of loneliness, and why it can be deadly: “It’s associated with increased risk of heart disease, higher rates of inflammatory disease, and diminished immune function.”]


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