Disabilities FAQ - Questions & Answers

174 Questions
Last Updated: January 16th, 2018

My parent was traumatized by an experience they had as a young person, and their suffering affects our quality of life. How can I help them become less personally hindered, less fearful for me, and improve both of our lives?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

I've been sexually assaulted. What should I do?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

It is normal to not be able to remember much detail at all from an incident that happened? Why does this happen?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

Am I allowed to start being upset and getting help for emotional abuse 3 years after it happened?

Answers: 57 | Last Answer: January 14th, 2018

Would you date someone with a disability?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: January 12th, 2018

How to accept that I am deaf/ have a hearing loss?

Answers: 31 | Last Answer: January 10th, 2018

Does the pain of someone dying ever get easier?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

Why do I feel guilty about my sister's death by cancer, even though it was completely out of my control?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

I feel like I can't be myself anymore. I can't stop thinking about ______. What can I do?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Who do I get over the feeling of wanting to hurt someone, who hurt me?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can I get over anxiety from a recent car crash?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How do you forget your past?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How do you deal with your mental state after a severe injury? (Feeling worthless, self anger at being weak or helpless, etc.)

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: December 7th, 2017

Is it normal for someone who has lost their beloved to pretend that they still exist and not accept that they are gone?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Why do I keep looking, in a hyper vigilant manner, for the same situation to repeat itself?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

I'm scared to tell people how my trauma affects me, because I don't want to be seen as weak-what can I do?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Is it possible to have the effects of a traumatic experience after being told about it without actually experiencing it yourself?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

Is it normal for your parents / grandparents to stop contact wih you?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 22nd, 2017

"Is it natural to be happily different to everyone else?"

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

How can one deal with a traumaversary (i.e 1 year after a rape) ?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

Why do insecure people feel the need to pick on people when they know what it's like to be picked on?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Why can't I just let go of my trauma?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Why can't I tell my parents that I was sexually abused?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

It has been years since my traumatic experience, can i still get help or is it too late?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

I've been a victim of domestic abuse, but I don't know how to get out of the situation, what should I do?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

What should you do if a loved one talking about their traumatic experience makes you feel uncomfortable ?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2017

Does speaking about a traumatic experience help or make it worse ?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: October 30th, 2017

Is it normal that dreams could be traumatic?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 25th, 2017

What is the best way to prevent a past traumatic experience from effecting my present relationships?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2017

How do I stop considering my past sexual abuse as part of my current identity?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 5th, 2017

How do I know if I really experienced what I think I went through?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: August 29th, 2017

How do I stomach continuing to live with my husband after he has raped me? I mean, who would believe me if I told?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: August 29th, 2017

I've witnessed a crime, how can I handle this situation safely?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

Is it normal for me to feel so ashamed, confused and lost after a traumatic event?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: August 14th, 2017

How do I let go and move on?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: August 10th, 2017

Is it possible to heal enough from a trauma for it to be as if it never happened to you?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 9th, 2017

Is it possible for a traumatic experience to affect my feelings and behavior even when it isn't on my mind?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

How do you make a huge difference to a disabled person's life?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 31st, 2017

Why do I keep picturing the trauma at random times during the day and night?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 31st, 2017

People think I'm Bipolar when really I have two personalities. How can I explain to them that I'm not always myself, but I'm not dangerous?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2017

When is an traumatic experience just a traumatic experience and when should i be worried it might be PTSD ?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

What kinds of things cause trauma?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

Why are some people more affected by a traumatic experince than others who experienced the same thing ?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

Why do traumatic experiences lead to nightmares?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 3rd, 2017

Why can't I tell myself it's not my fault?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2017

Why do I feel like it is my fault she died when it really is no one's fault?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2017

How do I stop having flashbacks about the abuse?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

Is it normal to seek out ways to recreate parts of the traumatic experience to live them again?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

Will talking about what happened make me feel worse?

Answers: 33 | Last Answer: June 5th, 2017

How do talk to a partner about triggers from a past sexual abuse?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: May 27th, 2017

How do I stop thinking about the car accident I was in 4 months ago?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

How can I get over my trauma?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

If I talk to a therapist about it, will they make me confront my abuser?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: May 8th, 2017

I tried to talk to someone about what happened to me, but they just said I should stop complaining. Are they right?

Answers: 36 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2017

How do I tell someone that I was raped?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: April 4th, 2017

Can a therapist help me deal with my trauma?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2017

How can you overcome memories of trauma in the aftermath?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: March 21st, 2017

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: March 21st, 2017

How will facing this trauma make me stronger?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: February 28th, 2017

How can I stop thinking my parents' divorce influences my actual love relationships?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2017

Is it normal for me to have recurring dreams about my rapist (even though the incident happened years ago)?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: December 26th, 2016

Are some kinds of trauma worse than others?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: December 26th, 2016

Will I ever stop feeling pain from my traumatic experience?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: December 20th, 2016

Can a person really not be affected by a serious traumatic event that would 'normally' cause trauma?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2016

How can I stop flash backs from happening?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2016

Should I keep my knowledge of someone else's traumatic experience a secret when people ask questions ?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2016

How do you overcome the pain always keeping up with you?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2016

What's the best way to stop thinking about my experience?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: October 25th, 2016

Is it possible to move on from a traumatic experience?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2016

Why is it that people react differently to traumatic experiences? I got PTSD after being raped, Does this make me weak?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2016

How can I stop thinking about my mistakes?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2016

I grew up in a traumatic home, but my siblings disagrees with me about what happened. Who is right?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2016

How do I let my partner know about my past traumatic experiences without my partner freaking out?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2016

Why cant i stop blaming my self for what my offender did to me.

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: October 4th, 2016

How are you supposed to forgive someone that did something wrong to you even though you know its in the past and forgotten?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: September 27th, 2016

How long will it take before the pain of what happened to me fades away?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2016

How long does it take to get over a truamtic experience and return to normal ?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2016

Often I feel nervous energy and adrenaline when I think of my traumatic experience. How can I use that energy for constructive or positive activities instead of letting it burn me up?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2016

Is it worse if your traumatic experience took place in early childhood ?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2016

How do you learn to trust a partner after being in a long term abusive relationship?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 5th, 2016

Is it normal if I feel numb, no emotions at all and that frustration of numbness keeps on building up to a limit that it becomes impossible to bear?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 5th, 2016

How can I stop thinking about the traumatic experience?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2016

I'm having reoccurring nightmares about what happened, how can I stop them?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: August 16th, 2016

How can I stop the images of the traumatic experience from playing and re-playing through my head constantly?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2016

Why couldn't I have done anything?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 30th, 2016

Why can't I be understood in this world? Why am I always lonely and an outcast?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: July 26th, 2016

What does it mean when my dad is beating me, but says he loves me?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 26th, 2016

How can I deal with sexual abuse ?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 25th, 2016

How do I stop playing the situation over and over in my head again wishing for a different result?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 25th, 2016

I feel like I hate my abuser. Should I feel this angry?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: July 25th, 2016

It is normal for me to not remember the traumatic experiences that have happened in my life, even though I'm aware that they happened?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 19th, 2016

Is it normal for people with anxiety and panic attacks be afraid of trains?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: July 19th, 2016

Believing in myself is hard after my traumatic experience, how do i get that back?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2016

Why does the same situation affect me and not others?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: July 5th, 2016

Is it possible to be influenced by your parents traumatic experiences and if so is it okay to talk to your own children about them at an appropriate age ?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: July 5th, 2016

Why does life, God, etc. let bad things happen to us?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: July 1st, 2016

How can I heal after being raped as a child?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: June 21st, 2016

What does it mean when you're blaming yourself for someone else's death?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2016

How do I figure out what is real danger and what is something I'm imagining?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2016

Why do traumatic experiences keep coming back and resurfacing at different stages in our life?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2016

I don't want to talk about my trauma and just want to move on with my life-is this a good idea, and is it possible?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2016

Why can it be so hard to forget, even when danger/injury was narrowly avoided?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: May 17th, 2016

Why do i keep feeling like the domestic abuse that happened to my mother was my fault?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: April 12th, 2016

Why can't I stop thinking about his death?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: March 28th, 2016

Will my trauma be taken seriously if it does not seem as severe as others?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: March 15th, 2016

I cannot get my mind off of how I was abused as a child, how can I help reduce that?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: March 14th, 2016

How can I effectively empathize with people who have had different traumatic experiences than me?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: February 29th, 2016

I have triggers due to things I've experienced in my life. How do I stop myself from them and be able to live without having to always worry and be on guard?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: February 21st, 2016

How can I explain gaps in my memory when people ask me about what happened?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 21st, 2016

If I tell someone about what happened, will they try to make me relive it?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: February 21st, 2016

How does loss effect you on a daily basis and how do you cope with that?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: February 16th, 2016

What's the best way to get diverted from the trauma?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: February 15th, 2016

My parents used to fight a lot. It got very physical at times and I always get very anxious when they even argue a little. How do I start to trust them again?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 2nd, 2016

How can you stop the survivor's guilt?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 26th, 2016

What is a good way to deal with flashbacks?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 26th, 2016

Will the flashbacks ever stop?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 26th, 2016

Sometimes it looks like it's all happening all over again. How do I deal with this?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 26th, 2016

How do you (or have you) gotten past losing your best friend from childhood?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: January 26th, 2016

How do you deal with PTSD?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 26th, 2016

Why do I find it so hard to accept things that i cannot change?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: January 25th, 2016

Why can I not remember the incident, but just the emotions?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 12th, 2016

Why do I feel like I can't get past the bad things that have happened to me?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: December 27th, 2015

How can you move on from being sexually assaulted if you've never told anyone about it?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: December 27th, 2015

How do you overcome PTSD?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 30th, 2015

How can I stop the fears of my rapist getting out of jail to get me?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 25th, 2015

How can I learn to trust again?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 17th, 2015

Why do I always flinch when a man tries to touch me?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 17th, 2015

What is the best way to overcome anger and pain from traumatic experiences?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: November 17th, 2015

How do I see the positive in the world again?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2015

How do I tell my parents and family that I am having panic attacks?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2015

How do I get my mind from replaying the trauma again and again?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2015

How do I cope with loosing my brother after he passed away over a year ago?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2015

Where is the fine line between tough love and emotional abuse?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2015

How do you cope with losing a friend?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 12th, 2015

Why can't I live my life like I used to be?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 10th, 2015

Where can I find help to deal with my trauma?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 10th, 2015

How to act and react when you know someone means well but says the "wrong" thing?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 5th, 2015

Why is my PTSD getting worse 6 months after the abuse?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 3rd, 2015

How do I know if I have PTSD?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 3rd, 2015

How does trauma relate to PTSD?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 3rd, 2015

How do I deal with flashbacks?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 3rd, 2015

Why do I zone out when I'm around people I care about?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: October 29th, 2015

What kind of things can I do to help the healing process begin?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: October 27th, 2015

What can I do so that my past doesn't affect my future? How can I accept it and move on?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: October 27th, 2015

What's a good way to stop thinking about something traumatizing?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 28th, 2015

How do you get over PTSD from a racially based hate crime?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: September 25th, 2015

What's the best way to stop chronic diarrhea?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: September 22nd, 2015

How can I stop thinking about a traumatic event?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: September 21st, 2015

What is the best way to release trauma that has built up in the body, causing tension after a traumatic experience?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: September 21st, 2015

How can I change my thinking from being so negative about my addiction, and empower myself?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 20th, 2015

Why do I constantly think it is all my fault?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 16th, 2015

Why does nobody (even the police) believe I was raped?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: September 16th, 2015

Why can't I let the past go?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: September 14th, 2015

I've lost two loved pets in less than two months, the most recent was about a week ago. I can't stop crying and hearing them in my house. What can I do?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 14th, 2015

I have a hard time talking about what happened. Why?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2015

How do I forgive myself and the family member who abused me?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 8th, 2015

Its Been a year since my brother died how to I cope with the grief

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 8th, 2015

Do I have to move on?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: September 7th, 2015

How do you come back to become the person you were, when you've become someone else to cope?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: August 17th, 2015

Why is therapy not helping me?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: August 11th, 2015

I keep having flashbacks,how do they stop?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: August 10th, 2015

How do I eat without getting sick?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: August 10th, 2015

How can I bring back the personality I had before experiencing the trauma? Is it even possible?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 31st, 2015

How do I stop thinking about the night when the tragedy happened?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: July 14th, 2015

Why have so many more traumas happened to me than most? Do I hold blame here, am I causing this?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 14th, 2015

Why cant I get those memories out my head?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 23rd, 2015

I am the only survivor. Why do I feel guilty?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: June 23rd, 2015

Will there be a point that I can start to use my experiance to think constructively about my future?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: June 17th, 2015

Why did all these bad things happen to me?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: June 7th, 2015

How can I stop the flashbacks?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: June 4th, 2015

What can help a sexually assaulted victim besides therapy?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2015

How can I explain my Tourette's to someone who doesn't know what TS is?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Is it normal to obsess over your mental illness?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

My bladder care program feels tedious/like punishment instead of life preservation. How can I change my perspective on that?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970