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Tis The Season To Be Jolly-PTSD

December 16, 2011

The good news is that all the Iraq troops will be home before the first of the year. It is truly the season and the reason for being jolly. For the PTSD sufferer it would be great if it were this easy.

I can only talk from my own experiences and from what I read of others who also suffered from PTSD but I can tell you that when I returned home after serving in Vietnam, most things didn’t bring me pleasure. For me, I felt dead inside. It was the same Christmas that everyone else was celebrating and enjoying but it meant very little to me.

I felt like I was a captinve of my thoughts and I couldn’t get out of my head. reliving past experiences that were unpleasant. It wiped away all the holiday cheer. I felt little joy from neither giving nor receiving and it was a lost Christmas for me.

I’ve said this many times and in many ways, not Merry Christmas, but start to write. letting your feelings go and getting them out is cathartic. The more you write the better you will feel. Come visit militaryptsdforum and start the healing process. We are open 24 hours a day and never closed on Christmas.