Don’t Tell Someone With PTSD To “Get Over It”

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Don’t Tell Someone With PTSD To “Get Over It”

A tip about trauma, memory, and coping skills: If you are involved in any way (as a family member, friend or even therapist), with someone who seems to be “stubbornly” clinging to a painful memory, there’s a right way and a wrong way to help them.

It comes down to a fine line between gently but repeatedly encouraging someone in their efforts to build proactive coping skills and/or a more positive outlook OR telling them to “get over it” and “move on.” The first is about the needs of the person who is suffering; the second is about your needs.
For full article see: Don't Tell Someone With PTSD To "Get Over It" | Therapy Soup
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