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  1. I so needed to hear this right now... Neelia - I couldn't have said it any other way about myself than what you have said. In church not long ago, my minister was giving examples of traumatic incidences from which some might struggle to regain emotional freedom. He used the R word, describing it as a brutal attack and for the rest of the sermon I could barely breathe. Afterward, I wondered at my reaction, why it was such a big deal and what actually made my R a big deal and why it would be considered a brutal attack. I had convinced myself that I had been overreacting, my PTSD was just me being dramatic, my depression a large-scale pity party and subsequent hospitalization simply that I couldn't handle something that others could. I thought I was the only one who questioned myself like this and while I'm so sorry that you have all been through this, I thank you for sharing your thoughts. It really helps to have a logical, well versed explanation and I too will be hanging on to this for future reference.
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    I figured it was time I introduced myself...My name is Samantha (samcam) and I am a now single Mom of two beautiful boys, a 5 yr old and a 9 yr old who has Autism (Husband left within weeks of diagnosis.) What brought me here was something I managed to lock away since it happened 15 yrs ago, when I was 20. I had actually gone as far as pressing charges but in the end blacked out in the prosecutor's office so it was decided not to go ahead. As I was helped out the door that day I began to lock it all away...until just a few weeks ago when it clawed its way back out. I am a woman of faith that lives in a rural community in Eastern Canada - the Maritimes. While I have the support of the select few in whom I've confided, I needed to find others that could REALLY understand what it is I'm going through. Who know that PTSD isn't just about being a little stressed. And thats what I have found. A caring community of people I feel connected to, that I can trust for support and be trusted in return. I'm so thankful I found you all...
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