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Been saying this for ~5 years - since whenever I first heard about trigger warnings & the ever-expanding list of "triggering" concepts & words.

I have PTSD. I've been thru a lot of therapy & experimentation the past 11 yrs, trying to learn how to effectively manage my condition
#Triggers could bring on dissociation, panic attacks, existential terror, and days of crushing suicidal grief. Triggers could be random, or minor. Once I figured out the nature of mine, I cd apply #CBT & #DBT techniques to them to rob them of their power.

#PTSD is a big deal
Feeling mad or outraged over someone else's dumb, obnoxious, or even grossly offensive idea or comment isn't remotely the same thing as having #PTSD triggered.

A subject making you sad or mad bc it deals w uglier aspects of continuum of human behavior isn't the same either.
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1/ #Cannsolve summit with Dr. Ian Mitchell, talking on “a tale of two drugs” aka #THC & #gabapentin
2/ #Gabapentin was made by Park Davis who also made #ketamine and #cocaine
3/ #NIDA only studies drug abuse. In the US #cannabis must come from NIDA. Therefore, we can see challenges in researching the #benefits of #cannabis in US
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One of the biggest myths about childhood trauma is that those who are abused grow up to abuse. While we can't ignore that some do struggle to break the cycle of learned violence, survivors are far more likely to be re-victimized than ever harm another.

Most run on compassion.
We need to take more time acknowledging the strength AND warmth of these resilient survivors; the gift they have to see the needs of the world and lend empathic solutions.
Much of the hard, humanitarian work you see around you is led by them - even if you had no idea.

It's survivors of significant adversity, flooded w/ empathy, driven to spare others of the suffering they endured for far too long.
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@NoomCoach I am on day 2 of my 14-day trial, and I am almost ready to cancel right now. 1/ I generally advocate for #bodyacceptance and #healthateverysize #HAES, so I am skeptical of all "diets" particularly the rhetoric around restriction and bad calorie science
@NoomCoach 2/ Your app/program claims to have a different relationship to food and value than other diet programs. And while I appreciate the gesture at not labeling foods "good" and "bad" your color-coding system is basically the equivalent
@NoomCoach 3/ Your calorie logic is *EXACTLY THE SAME* as every other diet program out there--weight loss is a simple equation between calories in/calories out. Which btw is overly simplistic. You basically have a teched-up revamp of @WeightWatchers_
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#Racism and #WhiteFragility

Important question to raise.

Please read this entire thread, and watch the youtube clips. (Yes, I have watched all, and three times now). This is important if we are going to overcome our internal racism.
Animus is NOT a required component in racism.
#Racism is by-product of #institutionalpower.

#WhiteFragility preserves 'order' whether or not intended.
Important to remember.
#WhitePrivilege, #InstitutionalRacism manifests sometimes in the form of blaming the blacks. It becomes 'code word bonding' and wittingly or unwittingly goes to preserve the status quo. Knowingly or otherwise, it is #WhiteFragility.
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I'm so sorry to ask. We are desperate. The hotel IS fully booked from Saturday, and availability not good after Thursday. @RedbridgeLive wilfully and recklessly leaving us to lethal rough sleeping at this time. Hotel trying to hold rooms for us. We need whatever help we can...
@RedbridgeLive ...intervention with @Redbridgelive especially after the court ruling in our favour, and enough money to book ourselves a few more nights. Being forced to move will place both Stevie and me at risk of cardiac failure because of our respective conditions. We are desperate.
@RedbridgeLive PLEASE retweet. You can donate directly to me using this paypal link…
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Often, if we become suicidal, we believe our loved ones would be happier or better off without us. We think dying is doing them a favor. That's a lie. Remembering how they need us, and will feel heartbrokenly guilty that they weren't there to stop us, is vital. #PTSD #Suicide
I've found that suicidal thoughts are often a sort of delusion - really a lie from Satan - that somehow your death is better and easier for others than your life. It's a powerful, dangerous illusion. You become disassociated from reality. You have to snap yourself out of the lie.
God is familiar with suicidal depression. In Jonah 4, the prophet says, "Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live … It would be better for me to die than to live … I’m so angry I wish I were dead."

Jonah was angry because he feared God was not just.
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The Ogun state command of @PoliceNG says 4 soldiers from @HQNigerianArmy believed to be from Ikeja Cantonment killed some residents of Isheri Olofin, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun, on Monday.…
According to @PoliceNG:
Soldiers had a minor disagreement with some youths & started shooting sporadically into the air. 1 Damilare Adelani was hit by bullets & died there. This infuriated the ppl who reacted against the soldiers leaving 1 soldier & 3 others injured.
Soldiers took their injured pal to hospital where they met 1 of the injured civilians being attended to by Dr, whom they ordered at gunpoint to stop treating for their colleague. They thn dragged the patient & stabbed him to death with a Bayonet attached to the muzzle of a rifle!
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Beneath a pristine manor house sprawling #tunnels echo birth pains of Resistance. A nursemaid stands watch by the makeshift HQ station... now explosions rumble overhead. She knows little of their plans but this new blind servitude could pay higher dividends than the last. #vss365
Hank approaches Derringer Manor where #precious Betsy works. 1 more kiss before he ships out— she’ll see him in uniform.

Whistling screams overhead. Shattering impact. The house coughs fire, smoke, & people: cockroaches fleeing in all directions. But no Betsy.
#Satsplat #vss365
Lights flicker in the tunnel as the rumbling above is swallowed by a great crash. Officers scramble to collect documents & Betsy dives to the ground, gripping the silver locket swaying from her neck. An eternity of screams in the ceiling,then 1 voice nearby—her dear #boy.
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I know it’s been a scary time for central and south California with the major earthquakes and fore/after-shocks.

I hope things calm down and are geologically peaceful soon!

I thought a thread about what is in my GoBag might help y’all.

#earthquakecalifornia #earthquake
Firstly, I got a lot of my suggestions from friends and from the NERT course (Neighborhood Emergancy Response Training) which is called CERT and run by @FEMA outside of SF and is free and very well worth taking!…

Also @SF72org has some great resources and a list of recommended supplies

Though instead of preparing for 72hrs worth of supplies I’d recommend getting 5-7days worth, just in case.
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In my neighbourhood there was a serial sex predator breaking into women's homes and sexually assaulting them in their own beds. It's bad enough that women routinely have to take more precautions than men to do basic things like go for a walk or a jog. 1/ #sexualassault #crime
I can't describe to you what it's like to be afraid to do something as necessary as falling asleep in your own bed at night. This is what happened to many women in my neighbourhood. 2/ #VAW
At the time this was going on, a lot of women talked to me about their fear, about being afraid in their own homes, being unable to fall asleep or stay asleep in their own beds. There were a lot of exhausted women in my neighbourhood. 3/ #crime #fear
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We've seen a number of suicides among survivors of school shootings. Tragedy compounding tragedy. And I wanted to talk about one of the least covered reverberations of #gunviolence: the pain, fear, and anguish that last long past the shooting.
From the age of ten into my late teens, I lived in (or near) an active war zone in Lebanon. That was 4 decades ago. To this day, I wake up with severe night frights, reliving gun battles and experiencing a visceral fear that can't be expressed in words.
Over the years, the intense emotions have subsided, but knowing how scary PTSD can be, I just want to express compassion for those who are going through it, particularly the children and families who have survived mass shootings.

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If you follow @PeteButtigieg please unfollow me. Why?

1. His team & supporters attack members of #LGBTQ. He’s gay.

2. His team & supporters attack people with #PTSD. He’s a vet.

3. @Lis_Smith and team bash @HillaryClinton but are not afraid to ask her for donors.
His Coms Director @lissmith was the Bernie staff that blocked Hillary at bathroom during debate and made her late ON PURPOSE

His RR Director @Rodericka17 encouraged supporters to attack not just me but a 21 yr old gay kid.

Even with evidence shown, his supporters....
His supporters and staff are #Gaslighting many many people.

We held, at his request, the Vegas Rally for him. Setup everything from location to signs to signin sheets to us being security.

We got no thanks from him or his pushy arrogant female aid.
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By @MuhammadSmiry
Am I allowed to be outraged by this, or does that make me "antisemitic" ?

- Video of a Palestinian child being assaulted by Israeli police this morning.
By @syedakif17

Isreali goons dressed in uniforms violating basic human rights of Palestinians 24/7.

Constitution of Israel is based on Talmud where Goyims have no rights.

If a Zionist kill anyone, he's not to be punished, he's owns gentiles.
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Well - it's my birthday today. It's also 3 weeks since we provided @RedbridgeLive with a clear list of emergency needs as disanled, homeless people, that they need to help us meet as per the Care Act. NONE have been met.
@RedbridgeLive So - NO access to disabled bathing facilities suitable to our impairments, for months now. No hairwashing/drying. No support in accessing food, made increasingly impossible by disability, but also complete lack of cooking and refrigeration facilities.
@RedbridgeLive The distance to the car is too much for me, and for Stevie. She last "went out" on 16 January when she was forced, with Sean, to transfer to another Travelodge while I was in hospital. She hasnt seen anyone except me and her brother since.
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I guess, more than anything, here's what bothers me about people's comments about #LeavingNeverland, Robson and Safechuck: they lived it. You weren't there. You can make judgments ALL you want, but it means NOTHING. It's not your life.
As any childhood sexual abuse (#CSA) survivor will tell you, we're used to not being believed. We're used to people dismissing and minimizing us. We build up our defenses because, in truth, our healing only depends on us, not anyone else's validation.
Y'all think what you say is important, what with your studying of this file and that report. So continue telling these young men or other survivors you don't believe them.

We'll continue to heal without your approval, input, and commentary, thanks.
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I woke up about an hour ago from what my sister and I call a tornado dream ... today is the anniversary of our surviving a tornado as children.
The dreams don't plague me now the way they used to.
I found this article written in 1982, two days after the tornado: Oklahomans Try to Pick Up Lives After Tornadoes Strike
*^ "On closer inspection, however, the cheery scene grows macabre. The "confetti" becomes bits of bright yellow and pink clothing, rose and gold building insulation, and shiny scrap metal twisted around limbs and wires."

This scene shaped who I am.
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The Trump Administration is #AtWarWithWomen. The #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct ( #VAWA ) has been allowed to expire and they have quietly changed the definition of #DomesticViolence.
The Trump Justice Department declared, only harms that constitute a felony or misdemeanor crime may be called #domesticviolence. The isolation, financial control, emotional attacks, and verbal assaults are no longer considered domestic violence.
I am a survivor of #domesticviolence and long before the horror of the physical abuse that would constitute a “felony or misdemeanor” came the systematic destruction of my ability to be a free and functioning individual.
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I just sent a copy of this to my brother - to help him make sense of our crazy, fucked-up childhood.

I know he'll only read it because Tech recommends it, so I promise to send him an @ImmortalTech t-shirt once he finishes it.
For those interested (since my screenshot cut off the title - sorry!), the book in question is The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (by Bessel van der Kolk) -->…
I'm also re-upping an old thread of mine on #PTSD, in the event it might help someone. I experienced many types of trauma, multiple times - from childhood to adulthood, from domestic spaces to war zones.

It is nothing to be ashamed of - it's survival.

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I was paralyzed on Aug 26, 2016.
It changed my life forever.
Fortunately I was able to access a community of #disabled writers, artists, musicians and more on here.
It helped me survive.
I met the fantastic Alice Wong who does @DisVisibility from whom I have learned so much.
I already knew @nicolaz who is a terrific writer friend and disability rights activist. She introduced me to more people.
One night I met @MortuaryReport on here. Then @Keah_Maria. Then @Tinu. And my dear friend @PKhakpour.
And everyone's best activist pal, @morethanmySLE.
I watched @Mattbc do extraordinary work pro bono for people. @Nataliew1020 models every day what it is to love your severely #disabled child with all your heart.
And so many others dealing with chronic illness and #disability and mental illness--all helping others to navigate.
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Keeping Latin fresh &current at the high school takes up most of my week, but I managed to write pieces on topics ranging from abuse in sports to Ovid at @TheWeek @HuffPost @mcsweeneys @NBCNewsTHINK @swimswamnews @sentantiq @The_Belladonnas @scsclassics & @Paideiainstitut THREAD
Jan: It can be hard to build a solid secondary Latin program, especially when there is no L in STEM Here's my piece for In Medias Res about a few easy strategies for keeping your dead language program alive via @PaideiaInstitute #LatinTeach #TeachAncient…
Jan: I wrote Latin mottoes for your overrated university in 2017 and made a sequel of honest state mottoes for the new year.

Massachusetts: Tacete, scimus nos asperos esse
“Shut up, we know we are rude”

On @McSweeneys…
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I understand the country is reeling in the wake of another senseless mass casualty gun shooting, however, you need to reconsider your inflammatory headline about the shooter. This is in no way to protect him, as he committed unspeakable acts and cut
short the lives of many promising individuals, but to protect those who have honorably served our country and continue their daily battle with PTSD.
Your headline lists this person “was a Marine maybe suffering from PTSD”. First, you have no evidence to
corroborate your claim of PTSD as that is protected health information under HIPAA. Unless this has been disclosed from close family-you have no way of validating this claim. All this does is further stigmatize those who truly suffer from PTSD, specifically combat-related PTSD.
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Did you know that trauma can actually lead to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

That mindset would change the world of PTSD, wouldn't it?

It definitely would.
It would mean that there's more "physical" to PTSD than originally thought.…
That would make sense if trauma impacted the IMMUNE SYSTEM, wouldn't it?

PTSD as an autoinflammatory autoimmune disorder?
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