Saying Goodbye As Part of PTSD Recovery

December 28, 2015 Dan Hays

Sometimes saying goodbye is a part of posttraumatic stress disorder recovery. A good friend used to end his emails with, “Nothing lasts. Everything changes.” That has proven true in my recovery from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I will be headed in one direction, and then life will take an unexpected turn. Sometimes, saying goodbye must be a part of PTSD recovery.

Part of PTSD Recovery Is to Say goodbye

Saying goodbye is a part of PTSD recovery. Nothing lasts forever. Unfortunately, this goodbye is to Dan Hays, author of the "Trauma! A PTSD Blog." Read this.It is now time for me to step aside from the blog, and I’m happy to report that I’ve had a tremendous reduction in my PTSD symptoms in the time I have been here. Hard work pays off. But sometimes that hard work leads to a change in direction. I’ve decided to focus more on my career and my return to the working world (Should You Disclose Mental Illness In The Workplace?).

I didn’t feel I could devote the time needed to give the blog what it deserved, which prompted my decision to step out of the role of blogger for this forum.

I haven’t been a blogger on this forum for long, but it sure feels like I’ve grown a lot in the time I’ve been here. I hope my contributions have had a positive effect on the readers, and that my words gave you a measure of hope or inspiration.

If you have read my posts, I hope you are doing well, and that our paths will cross again.

I’ll see you on down the road.



Picture by Dan Hays

Dan is a PTSD survivor, and author of Healing The Writer: A Personal Account of Overcoming PTSD and Freedom’s Just Another Word. You can connect with Dan on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and at his website

APA Reference
Hays, D. (2015, December 28). Saying Goodbye As Part of PTSD Recovery, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

Author: Dan Hays

December, 29 2015 at 9:16 am

Best wish for you as you move forward!
God Bless you in your new journey!

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December, 30 2015 at 12:36 pm

Thank you very much! :)

December, 28 2015 at 1:37 pm

Great on your recovery. Good luck on your career. Fiesta!

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

December, 28 2015 at 1:39 pm

Thanks John! I appreciate the well wishes!

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