Category: Feelings

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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Winter, Holiday Stress and PTSD: Will We Make it Through?!

Winter is off to a brutal start this year for many of us.  And just the mention of the holidays and this season can send chills up our spines. Along with guilt because this should be “the most wonderful time of the year”… or so they say. Unfortunately, those who deal with the relentless demands […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling alone, overwhelmed, helpless, abandoned, hopeless, angry, depressed, or confused? There is nothing like living in the world of PTSD. And the harder we try to fix things or understand them, the more frustrated we get! That is why so many loved ones just throw in the towel and walk away. I admire and applaud […]

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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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PTSD & What About ME? (Video)

“PTSD & What About Me? 7 Tips for Loved Ones of Those with PTSD” is the stirring talk Welby O’Brien gave at a VA Caregiver Conference, which was so well-received that we were asked to make it available (and free) to EVERYONE who cares for a Warrior battling PTSD. Professionally filmed in an intimate setting, […]

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PTSD: “I Loved Someone with PTSD” Poem

This 2 minute video reminds us that PTSD does NOT just affect the one who battles it firsthand. For all those who care for someone with PTSD…we too need hope even in the storms!      Please feel free to download this and save. 🙂             Join Love Our Vets […]

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PTSD & Seasonal Stress

Winter is off to a brutal start this year for many of us.  And just the mention of the holidays and this season can send chills up our spines. Along with guilt because this should be “the most wonderful time of the year”… or so they say. Unfortunately, those who deal with the relentless demands […]

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