Jun 15 2012

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Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors (06/15/12)

This week’s focus: June is PTSD Awareness Month

I am honored to have my Twitter feed included in this list of 50 Best Twitter Feeds for Psychology Majors! Go check out the other 49, broken out into these categories: News; Organizations; Patients; and Professionals.

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 061512 Keys

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@WisdomalaCarte “So often in time it happens,
we all live our life in chains,
and we never even know
we have the key.” ~ The Eagles


Some Tweets to Ponder


@Tamavista “It is because life isn’t fair that we must speak up.” ~ Kitamori

‏@WisdomalaCarte “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding everything you see.” ~ The Beatles

@ShareAwakening “In most cases, our so called limitations are nothing more than our own decision to limit ourselves.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

@PsychDigest “You cannot change what you refuse to confront.”

@PsychCentral “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus


Linked Tweets


June is PTSD Awareness Month


@DrKathleenYoung PTSD Awareness Month
[SEO: “June is PTSD Awareness Month, and the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs are raising awareness about the problem, along with providing tools, information and assistance for service members who may be dealing with PTSD. Of course, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) does not only impact vets. PTSD, by definition, can follow any traumatic event.” See this post for ways you can help raise awareness in your own community, and learn statistics pertaining to PTSD in the military.]

@DrKathleenYoung Do you want to know more about PTSD?
[SEO: An excellent place to start if you’re new to PTSD, either for yourself or someone you know. Post asks “Do I have PTSD?” and provides a comprehensive Trauma Symptoms Checklist, and many resource links for further study.]

‏@VA_PTSD_Info While it may not feel normal there are common reactions to PTSD in a loved one
[SEO: To promote PTSD Awareness in June, the VA put together a 4 part series: Week 1: How I knew I had PTSD; Week 2: My family suffered; and Week 3: Hear how treatment has helped me. The tweet refers to the Week 2 family resources. (Week 4: My Advice: Don’t Wait is still to be published.) Each section offers links and resources, many of which are of help to anyone with PTSD, not just veterans.]

@tlomauro Predicting post-traumatic stress disorder before it happens
[SEO: This sounds promising. “The project … uses electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the areas of the brain that regulate the emotional response to traumatic stress, then decode the brain functionality which indicates pre- or post-trauma psychopathology. It’s a powerful and novel approach to probing the susceptible brain and providing ongoing monitoring tailored to each individual.”]

@PTSDdotOrg Options expand for wounded as more heal PTSD with alternative treatments (via Stars and Stripes)
[SEO: “Alternative approaches that heal mind, body and soul — therapy dogs, outdoor retreats, acupuncture, art and music programs — have been touted by researchers, doctors and service members. Now, supporters are just waiting for science to catch up. … Initial research indicates alternative methods work when used in tandem with trauma-focused therapy and medication.”

@DCoEPage We’re all in this fight against PTSD together. What can you do to help? Check out 12 ways.
[SEO: Post offers 12 ways that community members can help in the fight for PTSD awareness, each with resource links. Always keep in mind that these resources are for anyone with PTSD. Links specifically pertaining to veterans are usually marked as such.]


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