Contributed by Timberline Knolls Staff Member Known as the thousand-yard stare from World War I, the vacant, confused gaze of a battle-weary soldier was eventually recognized as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It was, however, decades before the diagnosis was established and understood. Rather, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was only recognized as a legitimate condition five [...] Read More
“When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.” – Psalm 32:3 There are very few activities in life more exhausting than pretending. To routinely wake up, put the mask on, and use all of your precious energy to develop your persona is a silent life of desperation. I like [...] Read More
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” – Psalm 46:10 If you’re going to see the value in a life jacket, you must see it’s proper use. To substitute a flotation device/life vest and mistake it for body armor would be an ironic antithesis of it’s said purpose. Seeing the [...] Read More
The word “addiction” connotes a harmful dependence on alcohol, nicotine, pills, cocaine or injectable substances such as heroin. Current obesity statistics show that addiction also can refer to food. Yet, addiction does not discriminate. People can and do become addicted to almost anything. Some addictions are downright strange – so strange that television series have [...] Read More
In addition to National Recovery Month, September also marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, as designated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Suicide claims more than 41,000 lives each year, and it’s the third-leading cause of death for teenagers. Suicide leaves thousands of family members and friends behind every year. Furthermore, a family [...] Read More
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