Resources for understanding PTSD
Something is terribly wrong. Things are not as they used to be, nor as they should be. What has happened to my vet? And why do I feel so affected too? According to the National Center for PTSD, the symptoms can be terrifying. They may disrupt your life and make it hard to continue with your daily activities. It may be hard just to get through the day. All people with PTSD have lived through a traumatic event that caused them to fear for their lives, see horrible things, and feel helpless. Strong emotions caused by the event create changes in the brain that may result in PTSD.
PTSD Family Support
Love Our Vets is more than just a book. It is bringing together loved ones everywhere to encourage and support each other as we love our vets. When it feels like an all consuming soul-stealing illness has infected your family, take heart. There is hope! Not only love and support for our vets, but love and support for us! You can connect with others today on our Facebook page. Find hope, understanding, and new friends on a similar journey. Share your heart and thoughts with others by posting a comment, or sharing your stories, thoughts and photos.
If you are interested in starting a Love Our Vets Support Group near you, please contact Welby for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome home!
Below are some topics related to coping and caring for ourselves as loved ones of veterans with PTSD covered by Welby O'Brien. Visit her blog page if you want to read her most recent posts.