The Invisible Storm
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder has always been, and probably will continue to be to a certain extent, a great mystery to me.
I had an easy and affirming childhood; I had some struggles, of course, specifically as a result of bullying throughout my middle school years, but my home was always a safe place. I may not always have been cognizant of the steps my parents took to preserve me from harm, but I always had some love to hold on to.
Many of my friends were not so blessed. In four years of...more
The first chapter had me quivering with rage at the barbaric mistreatment Hiatt experienced during the delivery of her second child. The delivery trauma plunged her into an acute c ...more
Through her journey, Juanima Hiatt, depicts her life, starting with the painful and traumatic birth of her second daughter which triggers a series of emotions battling inside her mind.
At first we believe that Juanima suffers from postpartum depression but soon realize that this is far more serious with her recurring nightmares and anxiety and realize there is a hidden past she is not disclosing.
We hear about the sexual ab ...more
Likely we have all heard the acronym PTSD, and most often it has been with the stories of returning members of the military service branches who have been deployed to Iraq, Pakistan orAfghanistan in recent years.
Juanima's story is not so different from those returning from war with PTSD, except that Juanima has neve ...more