Category: Military PTSD

VETERANS DAY: A Mix of Triggers, Honors and Discounts

Veterans Day and other patriotic holidays can really catch many of us off guard. Ironically, the one day of the year set aside to honor our veterans is often one of the most difficult for many of them. Especially those with PTSD. And the sad thing is that most people do not get it. So […]

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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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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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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 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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