There is a turning point in the vicious spiral cycle of PTSD, Depression, and Substance Abuse where one is less internally and externally triggered by all the things that bring back the nightmarish details of the traumas one has endured. It is at this Turning Point that they begin to become more triggered – or equally triggered and then more triggered – or maybe it’s just that they become profoundly aware of the Triggers of Hope.
And interestingly enough, these Triggers of Hope have ALWAYS existed it’s just that the Hellish Triggers of hopelessness, rage, anger, and entrapment out-yelled and out-waved down your attention – all these years. It’s not your fault, it was the tunnel vision of PTSD that caused you to only see the threats fueled by fear or the hopelessness fueled by that lying Bastard of Depression… but a turning point has occurred, and for the one who is aware of this turning, point, they cannot and will not be convinced otherwise.
But don’t ask them to explain it to you; it can only be explained through the experience of authentic hope erupting within and around the one who reports it along the turns and bends of resilience….