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Corrections Officer Portrait

We met through a relation of his. Kate, he said, you’re going to get on great with … Why? Because you’re just as much of a … Kind of kidding.  And really kind of not. What does a career in Corrections do to you?  Do you come out of the end of it and see the world as a Disney paradise?  Yes.  Yes of course you do.  Just like ANTIFA are all about peace, love and acceptance of all races. Oops. Danno is a man who fights the demons of his experience.  I often lose my shit when I read one more ignorant article on “segregation”.  I would very much like to put every single (so called) journalist into the general population of a prison with one of those they have adamantly “fought” to be put… in the general population. Good luck you idiot journalist.  Do you really think corrections…

BLUF Bottom Line Up Front

This is something thats helped me in handling those around me that I want to keep around me.  There’s a difference of course as for most people I come into day to day contact with, I don’t care if they stay around me.  Once I’m done inspecting their hands, then eyes, then checking if they have a backpack or not (yes hyper vigilance is one of my gifts to myself) I file them away into the ‘won’t remember them’ file.  I’m not talking about those people.  I’m talking about the ones around you that you love and they love you back.  And you want them to stay in your life, and they want to stay in yours. But they don’t know what to do and you don’t know how to bring them around to what actually helps. I recommend an old army adage.  The BLUF.  Not the bluffing that…

Life After PTSD

One of the things I noticed in the world of mental health advocacy is that maintaining relevancy for the cause, apparently, requires us to remain broken. Broken?  The same cop stands up and tells the same story: it happened 15 years ago and in that time he’s had 100’s of hours of counseling but it still keeps him locked.  Trapped?  His service dog is still a crutch he needs to be in public or to speak.  The PTSD/Depression/Addictions/MH Whatever book is released and suddenly a trip back to the emergency is on the cards, with full social media fanfare.  The veteran angrily defends his right to be, well, angry.  The stereotypes dance and my brain rejects the entire display. As I watched the dance and listened to the babble of the broken, I began to realize that once somebody has stepped onto the Mental Health wheel of fortune it is…

Standing up to Feminists & Why!

Before I started #PTSDChat with Rebecca I was as ignorant as any other on the subject of male rape, false accusations of rape and why an organization like MGTOW exists. In fact, other than to smile to myself at the ridiculousness of all humans, I wasn’t much interested in politics, social or otherwise. All changed with #PTSDChat. The first time a man opened up to me, I was the first person he had ever shared his trauma with, it knocked me on my ass. Literally. I faint when stressed. Fortunately it was by phone so I passed it off as simply letting the phone slip and carried on. It was the first trickle of what became a flood of suppressed experiences that had haunted and hurt these men throughout their lives. I discussed it with every expert I could find in the field, they were as shocked as I that…