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sbenitoj · 2018-06-08 · Original thread
My mother committed suicide 8 years ago, and this is something I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about and trying to understand (in part to ensure I never suffer the same fate).

For anyone who has struggled with depression or severe anxiety, if you haven’t read the book The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, I encourage you to read it as soon as possible — it’s one of the best, most approachable, resources out there to understand not only many of the roots of depression, but many strategies to actually overcome it (it’s very different from traditional talk therapy, which is mostly focused on getting people to cope with their past trauma rather than resolve it).

dark_star · 2016-12-29 · Original thread
I'm reading van der Kolk's best-selling book on trauma right now - The Body Keeps the Score [1]. It's good. My therapist recommended it to me as the best book on trauma out there right now. Lots of good, current research, his personal experiences actually healing trauma, and hope that people can get better. My wife has PTSD (veterinary school and previous relationships) so I'm trying to understand, and it's helping.


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