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PTSD-A Side Issue

December 16, 2014

I often wonder if other sufferers of PTSD think the same way that I do?  I suppose some of this would depend on whether they’ve admitted to themselves that they are dealing with PTSD.  So let’s rephrase the question, I wonder if people who know they are suffering from PTSD...

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PTSD- Wounded Warrior

December 14, 2014

When you talk to people about the Wounded Warrior project I think most immediately think of the iconic rendering of one soldier carrying another wounded comrade on his shoulders out of harms way.  The commercials with the song “Say A Prayer For Peace” by Trace Adkins further engraves this image on...

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PTSD Start UP

December 11, 2014

Many people ask me how to start and of course I haven’t a clue where you should start. The best place to start according to “The Wizard of OZ” is at the beginning for you. A little advice is that you should eliminate as many excuses as you can. One...

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PTSD Blues

December 9, 2014

It’s funny how feelings operate.  We like some emotions.  The loving ones are the best and the ones who make us laugh at a funny situations or joke are a joy.  The negative ones most of us want to curtail.   The angry feelings for example I’d rank as negative and also...

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Christmas In Vietnam

December 8, 2014

I was away for Christmas for the very first time when I was stationed in Vietnam.  I had such a wonderful and close family growing up and now I have a loving wife and child  now, but the Christmas that I remember most was this one that I spent away from home and...

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What Role Did PTSD Play In Fergusson?

December 8, 2014

 I have been wondering what role, if any, that PTSD played in any of the police violence in the news. I’m not sure if people know it, or not, but PTSD can occur in other professions besides the military.  The police, without doubt, have a very stressful job.  It has been proven...

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PTSD Was Like An Addiction

December 6, 2014

Looking back of my PTSD issues I realize that having it was like an addiction to drugs.  I was in a downward spiral of depression, self medication and feeling sorry for myself and then taking it out on others.  It wasn’t an addiction that I asked for but it certainly...

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It Has To Become a Habit

December 5, 2014

I receive quite a few posts from  PTSD sufferers who are obviously in pain and are willing to take the first step toward some relief.  But I am so disappointed that most stop after a few posts.  For me, when I started this process it became a “must” thing to do each...

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Bottled Emotions

December 2, 2014

Keeping the PTSD frustration and pain bottled up is a tragic mistake. The problem is that it can escape the bottle at any time and when it does it is uncontrolled and explosive. There is a current event that will demonstrate how destructive anger can be. Watch the video of...

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Secondary Sufferers

December 2, 2014

My husband suffers from PTSD and was discharged from the army because of this. At first I thought they were wrong and he didn’t have this but over time I’ve realized he does. I now know how very REAL this disorder is. It has affected our whole family. My children...

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