Category: Hope

PTSD Casts Shadow on Memorial Day Celebrations

(Chosen as Editor’s Pick on CP Blogs 2016) 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 […]

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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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9-11 and PTSD: Can We Still Be Traumatized?

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! And maybe you and your loved ones are more impacted than you realize. Since 9-11, an astounding number of people have been afflicted with or re-activated […]

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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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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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Fourth of July: Party Time or Sacrifice?

Independence Day and other patriotic holidays are a blast! Party time! For many. But for others, this “blast” propels them right back into the heat of battle. Physically and emotionally. How ironic and gut-wrenching that the very warriors who sacrificed so we could celebrate our freedom are the ones who may suffer most on this […]

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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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