I am proud to present the launch of PTSD Parent! A website and (soon-to-be) podcast, PTSD Parent educates, supports, and inspires all people living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their homes and families.
The Story Behind PTSD Parent
I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2006, when my children were 4 and 1 years of age. As they have grown, I have discovered just how difficult it can be to deal with PTSD triggers as a parent. As my husband and I explored adopting a child from the state foster system, I became aware of how many children also live with this disorder on a daily basis and how challenging parenting can be for their guardians.
Parenting is tough. We need support, encouragement, and inspiration to keep fighting the good fight. I literally woke up one morning with the idea to create PTSD Parent as a community to help people like me – a person coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in my home and family and trying to do the best I can.
In addition, I put together a little video about why I created this community (if you look closely, you will find my poop emoji flask and cup in the background):
How can you share your story with me at PTSD Parent?
Subscribe and Follow
PTSD Parent is young website with BIG stuff on the horizon. The best way to stay in touch with what’s happening is to sign up here for email updates. I will update the newsletter with deadlines for PTSD story submissions and podcast needs.
Write and Submit Your PTSD Story
The PTSD Parent website is up and running, and I want it to be a community that showcases the stories of parents from all walks of life who deal with this disorder on a daily basis. I will happily accept articles from parents about various aspects of what it’s like to live and parent with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sign up for email in order to be sure when I’ll start accepting submissions.
The guidelines are:
- Articles related to PTSD (preferably with a parenting angle)
- Minimum 500 words, carefully edited
- Maximum three links in article and bio
- No affiliate links
Now that you know the guidelines, get your article ready! I can’t wait to read and share your story!
Consider Being a Guest on the Podcast
I could talk for hours and hours by myself about PTSD, let’s make no mistake, but I’d rather have other people there to share their experiences. The podcast is currently being developed, and follows the gist of the website – education, support, and inspiration. Sign up for email so that you know when and how you can sign up as a guest on the podcast.