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After starting into counselling around age 30, the same time I left the now-defunct Glass Factory in Redcliff and attended Medicine Hat College, I have been on a journey that resulted in being diagnosed with PTSD at age 49.

Not that the PTSD occurred anywhere in that time period, just that the diagnosis slipped through all the counsellors, doctors, psychiatrists I met with through the years. My PTSD started anywhere from a very early age due to being the youngest child of 5 born into an extremely violent alcoholic family system.

To skip over the gory details, my oldest sister is the only other sibling to also seek counselling and her psychologist said to my sister that our home environment was quite similar to that of a concentration camp; never knowing when or who was going to die next. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »



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