Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’

Seven bishops, an abbot, and a psychiatrist dialogue with peace activists

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Jesus suffering with the world

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, gathered with about 25 peace activists – myself included – to share a simple meal and consider the horrible emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds suffered by combatants of war. In the old basement of historic St. Vincent de Paul Church, Read more

A journalist’s battle with PTSD

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
dean yates

When the psychiatrist diagnosed me with post-traumatic stress disorder at the end of our first session early this March, I finally had to accept I was unwell. The flashbacks, the anxiety, my emotional numbness and poor sleep had long worried my wife, Mary. I had played down the symptoms, denied I had a problem. Five Read more