Ptsd stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Poetry

October 20, 2018

Reads: 30

Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: self-worth, ptsd

IN 1978 THE CRAMPS PLAYED A CONCERT AT THE NAPA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL IN CALIFORNIA AND THE SHOW WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH. LEAD SINGER OF THE CRAMPS, LUX INTERIOR REMARKED DURING THE PERFORMANCE; “SOMEBODY TOLD ME YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY! BUT I’M NOT SO SURE ABOUT THAT; YOU SEEM… Read More

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Comments: 1

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A small piece about one of my many experiences with living with the aftermath of childhood abuse. It's the small everyday things afterwards that changes a person for the rest of their lives Read More

Reads: 22

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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A dip into the writing I completed during EMDR therapy for PTSD after leaving an abusive marriage. Read More

Reads: 151

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

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Tasha Tate, a taunted teen with a well-visited bed, never consented to the monstrous predicament she may never survive. Read More

Featured Review by Sue Harris

"This is a haunting story, Joy, which provoked so many emotions in me. The pretense of the vulnerable MC, the deception, the brutality. Another f..." Read More

many people have been asking for this kind of story. don't read at night Read More

Tags: horror, maniac, ptsd

Meet Jack, a God fearing family man with malice towards none but little does he know of that which awaits him. Within days of our meeting, Jack’s life will be shattered and he will be forced into new, perilous surroundings. He is sure he knows the cause of his… Read More
I wrote this in an effort to self disclose as a letter to my father Read More

Tags: abuse, father, ptsd, incest

I am not a psychologist, or an anything else...ist. This just seems to be common sense. Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 21, 2018

Reads: 99

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Poem / Poetry

January 21, 2018

Reads: 79

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Poem / Poetry

January 21, 2018

Reads: 60

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: mask, ptsd, hidding

Featured Review by Sean Terrence Best

"Joy, you give so much. The sensitive understanding that floods from your passionate heart comes from way down deep - deeper into the reality of..." Read More

Depression is a demon that has haunted me since I can remember. As I get older, I realize it's probably never going to go away. Read More
Life is complicated for everyone. Life is a drag. It's sour, gross, and I hate it. A book based off of my life, me, a human being. Read More
A Veteran's Battle was inspired by the breathtaking true story of one Iraqi War veteran who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A man who went from working two jobs to being sent overseas. The events that took place will truly hit home,… Read More

Reads: 165

Comments: 1

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Concerning our soldiers. written May 30, 2017 Read More

Tags: death, soldiers, war, sad, ptsd

Poem / Poetry

January 14, 2017

Reads: 109

Comments: 1

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reflecting on my peesonal childhood memories Read More

Tags: ptsd

well, here it is: the righteous and the wicked chapter one. it was hard as hell to write. i used to write 10 pages a day and it took me two months to write these 20. but i like it. i already have the whole story worked out in my… Read More
I have an appreciation for what it feels like to live with danger, be shot at have soldiers killed and injured by enemy fire, i have also seen and treated civilians hurt and killed in accidents. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a dangerous and debilitating disorder for all walks… Read More
A short story shadowing a veteran and his quest to seek help through the VA Read More
People all over the country rejoiced after the news came that the conflicts had come to an end. Those brave men and women could finally come home. But that doesn't mean that the war is over. There's new conflicts waiting for them. Read More

Book / Young Adult

February 25, 2016

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Comments: 4

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Rorik was a normal teenager. He wanted to get far in life, but he needed the initiative. His life has changed, innocence is gone, and he has to face the harsh reality that is life in a couple of years. Read More
Third in a series on one man's survival from Divorce. Read More

Reads: 540

Comments: 1

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It's about the blurred lines of tortuous memories from my childhood and the dreams after the birth of my second son. The story-line goes between the two areas and the confusion as to the idea that my dreams (of killing my two baby boys) could actually become a reality without… Read More
A short story of my experience with pain, pseudo-addiction, real full-blown life destroying addiction. My long road back to reality and how I returned from the lowest depths of human depravity to finding and understanding the maxim 'Know Thyself'. Read More
Fred Rivera has a powerful story of the Vietnam War, racism, and PTSD that needs to be shared with the world. As I am an ardent fan, I got his permission to submit the book in chapter form. Direct purchase available. Read More
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