Canada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Cry Face

Posted by Paul Smith | Mar 29, 2017 | Canada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | 0 |

When you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and your friends and family don’t care to understand your difficulties or they are completely dismissive of your experience, it fucking hurts. These are the people that you need to rely on the most and all of a sudden you feel more alone than ever. It’s frustrating, and it brings us to tears just thinking about your struggles.

Like Paul below, some of you may be angry with your loved ones and can’t help but lash out them for making things worse. We can’t fault you for it all, and that’s why this postcard is for you.

For friends and family of those with PTSD, be empathetic and learn how to listen truly. Having an ear goes a long way.

Canada Postcard

Dear Sophie (My Dissmissive Sister),

I know you don’t care to understand, but it doesn’t matter where I am.

When the image hits, a pain just rips through me.

I’m 41 years old and I spontaneously cry.

My cry face isn’t very pretty either.

It’s kinda how your face looks all the time.

Love, Paul

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BOOK SHELF

Below are some curated books for those suffering with PTSD, as well as books for loved ones about Communication and use of Vocabulary. All come highly recommended by the Massive Phobia staff.


About The Author

Paul Smith

Paul Smith (not to be confused with the designer) is just a regular guy from Toronto, whom at one time was a soldier in the Canadian Army. After his discharge, Paul showed an aptitude as a traveling salesman (after he was let go from the Travelodge in Saskatchewan) for various products that have been seen on the Home Shopping Network. He feels the freedom of traveling across the beautiful lands of Canada help with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related issues. He's a big fan of the Best Western Hotel Chain, Post Cards, Word Searches, His Nephew, Baked Goods, and His Old Friends That Understand/Accept Him. His dislikes include his Sister, Fireworks, Weapons, People Who Laugh Without Opening Their Mouths, Babies, Google Glass, White Chocolate, and The Sound Tennis Players Make When They Hit A Ball.

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