5 survivors : personal stories of healing from PTSD and traumatic events / Tracy Stecker.


  • ISBN: 9781616490935 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1616490934 (pbk.)
  • Description: xi, 172 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Center City, Minesota : Hazelden Publishing, 2011.

Available copies

  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RC 552 .P67 S737 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Nonfiction 616.8521/S8118f (Text to phone) Offline -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 616.8521/Stecker (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Summary: "Each year millions of people are afflicted by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Most struggle to simply make it through the day as sights, sounds, and smells bring their life's most harrowing experience front and center, to be relived again and again. And many are unaware of the root problem of these symptoms or are unwilling to admit one exists. Through moving firsthand accounts, 5 Survivors sheds an intimate light on the impact of PTSD on three veterans of war, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, and a victim of childhood sexual abuse. With courage and honesty, they tell their stories of trauma, revealing the struggles they faced later in life, and how they eventually worked toward positive change and healing. With the guidance of PTSD expert and researcher Tracy Stecker, Ph.D., who outlines the symptoms and progress of each survivor, those living untreated with PTSD may see themselves in these stories, realize they are not alone, and take action to get help. Friends and family of those who have been greatly impacted by trauma will gain a more intimate understanding of a loved one's struggle and pain"-- Provided by publisher.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Five survivors