Navigating Communication in Relationships After Trauma

This resource dives into communication challenges in relationships in which one or both parties involved have suffered a trauma. It discusses three different types of improper communication that can stem in relationships as a result of trauma, and how to best foster communication within intimate relationships.

Relationships and Communication

This resource provides insight into the importance of communication within relationships and features tips to improving communication.

Helping Loved Ones Live with Trauma

This resource can be useful for those who want to provide support a loved one experiencing symptoms of a trauma. It discusses dealing with stress and tips to help foster open communication.

Trauma’s Impact on Intimate Relationships

This article is a resource for those who need to learn to adapt their intimate relationships because of trauma. It provides tips to best accommodate the trauma a loved one may live with and the impacts of said trauma on relationships overall.

Exercise for Stress and Anxiety

This article from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America links the benefits of exercise and the positive effects it can have on stress and anxiety.

The Ultimate Guide To Stress Management

This in-depth article highlights the causes and effects of stresses and provides insight into the effect of stress on the body and how to alleviate some of that stress.

Loving a Survivor of Trauma

This article discusses the effects that trauma has on a relationship and how a partner can change following a trauma. It provides tips for best helping a trauma survivor build trust and help strengthen relationships in which someone is a suffering from the effects of undergoing trauma.  

What Is Trauma Therapy and How Does It Work?

This article explores the different types of common trauma therapies and the overarching goals of trauma therapy as a whole. It also discusses suggestions for how to see the best results when receiving trauma therapy.

Victims’ Families Mourn Without Body

This article discusses the grief felt by those who lost loved ones to 9/11 and were not able to retrieve the bodies. It discusses the challenge of mourning and grieving a loved one without a body.

Grieving With No Body

This article discusses the challenges of understanding and processing grief from the loss of a loved one with no body. It focuses on the real life story of Donna Carnes, whose husband disappeared sailing in 2007.

Stress and Sleep

This article targets the effects of stress on the body and as a result, sleep. It includes a number of tips to lower stress levels to improve sleep.

Managing Your PTSD at Work

This article is tailored for those who are suffering with PTSD and are looking to return to the work place. It discusses identifying symptoms of PTSD in the work place and coping strategies.

Understanding Grief

This article helps those experiencing grief understand their emotions and the grieving process. It discusses different situations in which one can feel grief, symptoms of grief and treatments.

How Grief Can Make You Sick

In this article, Everyday Health explains the correlation between grief and sickness. It covers grief and exhaustion, depression, substance abuse and more.

Trauma and Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation touches upon the correlation between trauma sufferers and sleep issues. It provides insight into how different types of trauma can affect sleep and how to best cope with it.  

What Not to Say to Someone with PTSD

This article highlights topics or phrases to avoid when speaking with someone who has PTSD. These phrases relate to the recovery process, triggers, and the cause of trauma.  

PTSD and Problems with Alcohol Use

This article from the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs highlights the relationship between PTSD and alcohol abuse.  It provides insight into the effects of alcohol abuse on PTSD and presents possible treatment paths to tackle both issues.

What Doesn’t Kill Us: A guide to overcoming adversity and moving forward

Stephen Joseph gives the reader six steps to help manage our emotions and navigate adversity. These steps can help individuals find new meaning and purpose in their lives. In What Doesn’t Kill Us, Joseph challenges  people to look at the positive in difficult situations. To purchase this book, click on the link below:

Trauma: From Lockerbie to 7/7: How Trauma Affects Our Minds and How We Fight Back

This book by Gordon Turnbull discusses the history and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Turnbull tells stories of some of the people he has treated over the years and how he was able to help them rebuild their lives. Purchase this interesting book by clicking on the link below:

Post traumatic Stress: The Facts

  In this book Post-traumatic Stress: The Facts, authors Stephen Regel and Steven Joseph inform the audience of what PTSD is and other problems survivors might experience. The book touches on the types of support that should be provided in the early stages for individuals and their families. Purchase this book by clicking below: 

Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults by Atle Dyregrov

Atle Dyregrov’s handbook discusses how children may react to the death of a loved one. He talks about how children are a lot more aware of situations then parents think and if parents are not open with them, it could lead to the children being confused. He also lists some possible ways that children could react to this horrible news. Check out … Read More

Coming Home | Royal Navy Guide

The Royal Navy created a booklet that can be used to help individuals returning home “recognize and deal with any pressures and issues that arise on their return from operational duties”. They discuss how individuals might respond once they come back home, the effects of talking about your experiences, how to cope, and ways that families can help survivors. To … Read More

Hostage Retrieval

Gordon Turnbull reviews “the facts and the emotional reactions” related to hostage situations in this article for the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Turnbull discusses the physical and psychological effects of being tortured, solitary and group confinement, and the process of debriefing prisoners-of-war and hostages. Read more of this interesting article below:

Preparing For the Worst- Death with no body

This article, “Bad Grief! When No Body Comes Home” talks about how not having a body to bury can negatively affect the grieving process. The article gives tips on how to deal with having a funeral without the body. Some of their suggestions are to have pictures or videos displayed and to create a memorial table filled with important items … Read More

A Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) wrote an article called “Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event”. They detail possible reactions, how to support children’s recovery, how to talk to kids of different ages after the trauma, and the importance of families and teachers working together. Read more below: … Read More