Welby O'Brien recently appeared on AM Northwest in Portland, Oregon. In the interview she explains that PTSD can affect anyone, including veterans and their loved ones. Take a moment to watch this video and discover ways to help cope with the effects of PTSD.
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-PTSD Family Support, LLC is more than just a book. It is bringing together loved ones everywhere to encourage and support each other as we love our vets and loved ones with PTSD. 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!
We hope you take advantage of the wealth of helpful resource links. And then reach out and connect with others on a similar journey. You can connect with others today on our Facbebook page and also with a support group. Find hope, help, understanding, and new friends who really know what you're going through!
Below are some topics related to coping and caring for ourselves as loved ones of veterans with PTSD. Visit Welby's blog page for all of her posts. Don't miss Welby's powerful and encouraging video: "PTSD & What About ME? 7 Tips for Loved Ones of Those with PTSD"