Monday, August 3, 2020

PTSD Patrol: Survivors take control of the road ahead

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Kathie Costos
August 3, 2020

"Linda is an extraordinary survivor" stated in the beginning of the article with this video. That is a point that everyone needs to remember. While the event tried to destroy you, it did not. You survived!

The question is, what do you do as a survivor? Do you let it change who you are inside? Then it continues to destroy you. Do you fight to take back your life as hard as you did to keep it during the event? If you do, then you win again!

What kind of a survivor do you want to be?

This is a clip from the DVD, Surviving Trauma and Tragedy: Lessons For Future Physicians and Mental Health. Linda is an extraordinary survivor of an abduction and sexual assault after grocery shopping for her family. She is speaking before the Class of 2007, College of Human Medicine, at MSU. She discusses the details of her personal traumatic events that led to her being diagnosed with PTSD. Linda, a member of the Michigan Victim's Alliance, and has a deep commitment to helping other survivors. Her story will help future health professionals realize how important doctors, nurses and members of the medical team can be in the diagnostic and recovery process for survivors of extreme trauma.

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