Thank you for choosing to share your experiences with PTSD through Away With Her Words as part of The PTSD Collective. Your unique experiences and personal insight will help to comfort and guide many others on a similar journey.
What should you write about?
No one else can tell the stories that you have to tell. People want to read your story – through your eyes and in your voice. Put as much or as little detail into your story that you feel comfortable with. You never know if just one sentence will change someone else’s life.
To get you started, here are some suggestions of what you may wish to include:
– how did PTSD become a part of your life?
– is it your diagnosis or do you love and support someone with PTSD?
– how long have you been living with PTSD?
– what types of treatment and therapy have you found successful?
– what forms of support do you have, or have found the most helpful?
– what are the most important things you’ve learnt about PTSD?
– how has PTSD changed your life?
– what have been the hardest parts about living with PTSD?
– in your opinion, what are the biggest misconceptions people have about PTSD?
– if you could change any part of your journey with PTSD, what would it be?
– what do you want other people to know about PTSD?
Some important notes before submitting:
- Please write or copy/paste your story directly in the text field below.
- Your story should ideally be between 300 and 1000 words, however this is only a guide.
- If your story heavily features a loved one, please ensure you have their permission to share it. If unsure, you may still choose to submit your story anonymously (please change all names, places and any other identifying details in your story before submitting).
- Contributions will be edited for length and clarity where necessary.
- Contributions are not paid for.
- All contributors must agree to these standard licensing terms for their story to be considered for The PTSD Collective. (click here to read)
- Unfortunately, not every story can be published as part of The PTSD Collective. You will be notified by email if, and when, your story will be included.
- Published stories work best with an associated image – this can be a photo of you, your family, an anonymous photo, or a location. More details will be given after your story is submitted.