PTSD : Military Spouse, Children and Other Loved Ones

July 3, 2011

The focus is always on those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Almost always, though, there are military spouses, children, family members and friends who too are victims of this terrible PTSD illness.

You cannot afford to let yourself nor your significant other to suffer in silence.  This will make you an accomplice to the already terrible Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  If you know a veteran who suffers from PTSD depression, thoughts of suicide, or social anxiety, you must urge them, plead with them, and drag them to help.  The first step can be simple: talking about one’s experiences or pain can be done here at the Military PTSD Forum.

This doesn’t only mean your spouse who has PTSD, your pain also needs to be voiced.  Though you may not have experienced war or trauma directly, it’s effects on you and your family can be quite real. There are very few programs designed to include the spouses and loved ones of the PTSD sufferers. So come to the PTSD Forum and tell your story as a military spouse, family member, or close friend so that others in this same situation can summon their own courage to do the same.  You can share as often as you need to.  There is help for the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.