- Dec 7, 2020
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Great thread, Dumpy. Very healthy to normalize mental health. I have PTSD from childhood abuse. Didn't even realize I had an abusive upbringing until I was in my 30s. I think it's pretty normal for people with trauma to try to deal with mental health alone, when really there are a lot of folks with varying challenges. I avoided seeing dentists and doctors for general health until these past few years, because you get used to taking care of yourself when you are raised to see other people as a constant threat. I've told every single health care provider now that I have PTSD, even my dentist, lol. It's good for them know, as they may not understand why someone might choose to protect their trauma over doing what's healthy... and some of their patients may not even realize they themselves have PTSD, and I feel like me being open about it might help normalize the whole thing. Mental health is part of health care.