When I was first approached by the HealthUnlocked CEO to launch this forum I resisted. As a survivor in recovery many years ago I'd been in other PTSD forums and recoiled from the toxic, aggressive and antagonistic behavior I observed in them.
After several meetings and many more email discussions I agreed to honor the CEO's request on one condition: that this forum exist only as long as it operates as a a truly supportive, positive and community-building space.
Today I received a joint email from the HealthUnlocked's CEO and Community Director. I want to share some of it with you because it's about you. They wrote:
"HealMyPTSD has become a role model for starting communities, its safe and positive ambiance, its Pioneers, its activity and members' commitment and, of course, its Admins..."
I want to thank all of you for helping me achieve my original mission. I so deeply appreciate your willingness to be honest, collaborative, non-judgmental and respectful of each other. Everyone's recovery moves at a different pace. In this forum we have an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations that allow everyone to connect with meaningful ideas in ways that feel personally comfortable.
You are the reason this forum is working as wonderfully as it does! As the year winds to a close I want to wish you all a good holiday season (as stressful as the holidays are) and my offer this wish for your 2015: that it becomes be your most healing year yet.
You can do this. I believe in you!