Category: Grief

9-11 and PTSD

It was bedtime as usual on the night of September 10, 2001. Little did we know that by the next morning, countless Americans would NEVER again be the same! Since 9-11, an astounding number of people have been afflicted with or re-activated by PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), a condition that can affect anyone who has […]

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PTSD: A Two-Way Barricade

  In the aftermath of a recent medical “procedure” (euphemism for torture), I gained a new insight on PTSD. It all started when the nurse could not get my veins to take the IV (I don’t blame them!). After the back of my poor hand morphed into a human pin cushion, I finally burst out […]

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Blasts, Bombs & PTSD

In the media frenzy following the horrendous Boston Marathon bombing, I was interviewed for a press release. Although not the world’s top expert on PTSD, I gladly offered a few thoughts I have learned from my own experience living with a veteran with PTSD, as well as what I have gleaned from others. Bombs, blasts, […]

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When They Say “I’m All Screwed Up!”

  How often do you hear your vet spewing laments like “I’m all screwed up!” or more likely “I’m just all f-d up!”  Self-abasing comments of worthlessness and hopelessness. Because of the horrific things they saw and did, many of our beloved warriors also feel they are “beyond redemption.” Whether with God or people. But […]

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Tragedies Turned into Lemonade??

What an honor to be written up as woman of the month…not sure I can live up to that, but thankful anyway.  🙂  Here is the article.  Thank you, Michal Ann. Woman of the month: She turned three life tragedies into opportunities October 16, 2012 By Michal Ann McArthur, Bend writer If anyone has figured […]

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