Category: Military PTSD

Veterans Day Speech by High School Student

Justin Low, son of a veteran with PTSD, shares a tribute to veterans and a challenge to his fellow Americans at Oregon City High School:   All of you have paid the price to keep our nation safe and secure during times of calamity. The patriotism and security all of you brave veterans and servicemen […]

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Seasonal Stress and PTSD: 7 Tips to Help You Through

  Just the mention of the holidays and winter 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 of PTSD are especially vulnerable this time of year. Stormy weather, darkness, cold, threatening […]

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How Can We Treat the “Invisible Wounds of War?” Biola Alumni Magazine Interview

  How Can We Treat the ‘Invisible Wounds’ of War? It’s one of the most life-altering war wounds that a service member can experience, even though it doesn’t leave a scratch on the body: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe mental health condition that can take a tremendous lifelong toll on military veterans and […]

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Avoiding Compassion Burnout

Those of us who love someone with PTSD are especially susceptible to burn-out. Compassion fatigue. Although the month of November is dedicated to Caregiver Support, every day of the year we need to support the supporters! What can we who give and love day in and day out do to keep from dying on the […]

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I LOVED SOMEONE WITH PTSD

If there are millions and millions of people with PTSD, then there must be just as many who love them. I wanted to try to put into poem form what so many of us hold deep inside. And too often we think we are the only ones who struggle. Or if we just try harder […]

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Veterans Day: A Mix of Triggers and Honors

Veterans Day and other patriotic holidays can really catch 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 how do […]

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Can Vets with PTSD Share Their Story?

  The media is clamoring competitively for sensational stories of young veterans. I was recently asked by a multi-million circulation magazine to find and share such a dramatic story. The following Press Release interview springs from what I learned about veterans with PTSD and their “stories.” Wishing you all a much-deserved Happy Veteran’s Day! ~ […]

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Sure-Fire Help for PTSD

What if I told you there was one thing we all can do that will help the PTSD? Seriously! Makes you feel better, and it also has many other benefits. It’s natural. Available to anyone. And in most cases FREE. Would you think I was stoned? Well, I may be a little crazy, but it’s […]

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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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Why You Should Be Prepared for PTSD

Posted on Military.com :  Why You Should Be Prepared for PTSD August 22, 2013  Welby O’Brien Do you have any idea that the one you tearfully bid farewell may never be in your arms again — at least not like you remember them? If your servicemember has experienced any level of combat, he or she could […]

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