Why is the label important?

Part of an ongoing series about life with complex post-traumatic stress disorder

Therapists, at least in my experience, seem reluctant to give people labels. Maybe it distracts people from doing the work that they need to on themselves, or tags them in the system in a deleterious way, I don’t know. But in my experience, labels are absolutely crucial to getting the right resources and support, from coaches to medicine to just about everything else. I am proud to be in the camp where I can proclaim that hey, I have PTSD and CPTSD…