Some of my best "conversations" are when I talk back to NPR! Nearly every show they do wows me. I was THRILLED yesterday to hear Alex Kotlowitz's voice on "This American Life!"
Because the show was about somehting that I care deeply about, write about, and have been discussing with my friend Jackie who is a female survivor like me.
We both have PTSD, and I have been purporting "forever" that the effect that violent crimes have on civilians is nearly identical to what it is in vets!
Kotlowitz said what I have been saying for years! "There is nothing POST about post traumatic stress disorder!"
Readers, please check out that broadcast:
it aired on 1/13/13 "This American Life" and I think it might have been entitled "The Doppleganger Effect"
I read Alex's essay entitled "There are No Children Here in Spring 05. I never would have guessed that i would live an even more frightening version of what he describes in this essay.