Category: Communication

Memorial Day: Picnic or Nightmare for Veterans?

More than just another day off and the segue into summer, Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays are a time for reflecting, supporting and giving thanks for the sacrifices our heroes have made for us. However, what looks like a three-day-long weekend of fun, parties and picnics to some, looks like a nightmare to others. […]

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Trauma Anniversaries – OUCH!

Life with PTSD is full of ups and downs.  A roller coaster ride that embarks or halts at a moment’s notice. Some days are so pleasant we forget there is such a thing as PTSD. Memories of war seem deceptively in the past. And for those who have suffered non-military trauma, they too are vulnerable […]

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Love Someone with PTSD? This is for us!

PTSD not only affects the individual, but its ripple effect deeply and profoundly impacts ALL those around them. Loved ones, please take encouragement from this 2 minute video poem. ♥   Printed version below. Feel free to download. 🙂      Join Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support on Facebook      

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10 Things People with PTSD & Their Loved Ones Need (From Church People and Ministry Leaders)

  Would it shock you to discover that someone at church is having flashbacks of blasts in Iraq during a worship song? Does it sadden you that people stay away- crippled by rage or fear – feeling utterly abandoned by God?  Would you be stunned to get a call from someone who is ready to […]

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PTSD Awareness & Resources: What is Missing?

The month of June is dedicated to PTSD Awareness.  Thankfully for the first time in our history, there is an abundance of information about PTSD and help for those who struggle with it (which just in the U.S. alone is millions!).  So why then are so many – including all their loved ones around them […]

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One Flight + Two People = Awestruck!

What started out as an ordinary plane flight left me awestruck! No two women on the same flight could possibly have been more extreme opposites. I had just finished a very fulfilling speaking engagement to wives of warriors battling PTSD, and now I was ready to relax and unwind. And I was thankful to be […]

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Is PTSD Curable?

We all wish we had a definitive answer to this age old question! And as the great debate continues, millions –  along with their loved ones –  struggle with the relentless battles of Post-Traumatic Stress. Is there hope or not? A brave young veteran recently shared with me that SHE herself has it from Iraq, […]

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PTSD Basics: Download This Free Graphic

For all who are new to PTSD, or want to share the basics with others…this is ideal! Please feel free to download and share. We also have it available in 5 x 7 glossy cards. If you think you could use a bunch (no charge), please contact us at info@loveourvets.org.

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PTSD Sees No Options

Ever wonder why it is so hard for those with PTSD to make decisions, or why they feel so overwhelmed, or why giving up sometimes seems to be the only option? It can be so frustrating when our loved ones seem to recoil at the thought of making a decision, or just see a situation […]

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