Category: Counseling

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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PTSD: Can You “Just Get Over It”???

“You have WHAT?!  How soon before you are back to normal?” In our modern age of quick fixes, high tech, and a plethora of pharmaceuticals, people not only don’t understand Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they are often uncomfortable with it and just want others to get over it. But is it curable? We all wish we had a […]

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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: 3 Questions Loved Ones Ask

PTSD is rampant, and inevitably almost every counselor, therapist, ministry leader or anyone may at some point be sought out for help and support by a loved one of someone struggling with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  The needs and cries of the spouses, family members and all other loved ones are intense and unique, and unfortunately too often overlooked. […]

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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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“It’s A Wonder Any of Us Came Back!”

  Surrounded by over 600 honored veterans in one room, I overheard one of them say, “It’s a wonder any of us came back!”  My husband and I spent the week at a national military reunion for his division. Shook us both up. Big time. For many of the veterans it was a week of […]

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What Is It with Healthy Choices?!

  Thankfully it is safely past New Year’s resolutions!  Once again I managed to squeeze by under the radar without committing to something torturous. However, even though the formal guilt trip is past, the day to day inner naggings still resound. Of course I want to be healthy.  But can’t I just take a pill […]

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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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