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Is This What Trauma Feels Like?

How you process extreme stress now can pay off in the long run

A woman with a mask picks up a packaged meal off of an empty aisle in the supermarket.
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MyMy diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder came after a string of difficult personal events: a traumatic birth, an eviction, two close family members diagnosed with cancer, marital problems, even a cockroach infestation. Taken on their own, I might have managed each, but as they piled up over the…

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Kaitlyn Kochany

Kaitlyn Kochany

Ontario writer and interviewer who specializes in talking to people about what makes their lives good.