Category: Patriotic Holidays

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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American Heroes Network Interview

What a privilege to be a guest on the American Heroes Network radio this week, talking with two awesome veterans who hosted the show! We talked about the pervasiveness and impact of PTSD on our Warriors and their loved ones. As well as what help and hope there is for them. If you have time, […]

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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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“GreenLight a Vet” Campaign is Sweeping the Nation!

An amazing LONG OVERDUE tribute to Veterans has been sweeping the country again this year! Hundreds of thousands are responding to the campaign “Green Light a Vet!” And on our  LOVE OUR VETS – PTSD Family Support Facebook page we are seeing tremendous enthusiasm to this much deserved tribute, one of which is the photo you […]

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The Girl With the Long Tan Legs: A Wake-Up Call to All!

What started out as an ordinary plane flight left me awestruck! No two women on the same flight could possibly have been more extreme opposites. I came home disturbed, astounded and inspired. Can people in this country be THIS blinded by self-preoccupation??? As the grateful wife of a Veteran who battles Posttraumatic Stress 24/7, I had […]

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Can People Be THIS Blinded by Self-Preoccupation???

What started out as an ordinary plane flight left me awestruck! No two women on the same flight could possibly have been more extreme opposites. I came home disturbed, astounded and inspired. Can people in this country be THIS blinded by self-preoccupation??? As the grateful wife of a Veteran who battles Posttraumatic Stress 24/7, I had […]

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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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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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