What is PTSD?
“Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others’ lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening.
“Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. These events can include:
Combat or military exposure
Child sexual or physical abuse
Sexual or physical assault
Serious accidents, such as a car wreck.
Natural disasters, such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, or earthquake.
With the way war is waged at this time, everyone who serves in the military should periodically be screened for signs of PTSD. Our brains, our emotions are simply not constructed to process all that is seen, heard, smelled, felt in battle or traumatic disaster. It leaves scars. Some vanish in time, but some we can only adjust ourselves to – they are a permanent part of us now.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT, AND SELF-HELP
“After a traumatic experience, it’s normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. Usually, as time passes, the upset fades, and you start to enjoy life again. But sometimes the trauma you experienced is so overwhelming that you find that you can’t move on. You feel stuck with painful memories that don’t fade and a constant sense of danger.
“If you went through a traumatic experience and are having trouble getting back to your regular life, reconnecting to others, and feeling safe again, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When you have PTSD, it can seem like you’ll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But help is available—and you are not alone. If you are willing to seek treatment, reach out to others for support, and work on developing new coping skills, you will be able to overcome the symptoms of PTSD and move on with your life.” Continue reading
New Randy Travis CD Sold Exclusively At Cracker Barrel To Benefit WWP
“Country music star, Randy Travis, and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® have come together for a good cause. When you purchase the exclusive new CD, titled Randy Travis, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project™. Randy Travis CDs are now available at all Cracker Barrel locations and online. The CD is a special collection of Randy’s hits and three new songs exclusively compiled for Cracker Barrel. Randy is proud that Cracker Barrel will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.” Read more
AMERICAN VETERANS WITH BRAIN INJURIES
“American Veterans with Brain Injuries (AVBI) was organized in 2004 as a grassroots effort whose mission is to offer support to the families of American Servicemembers and Veterans who have suffered brain injuries. AVBI.org went live on the Internet in 2006 to provide a web based peer support network and information resource. In January 2009, in order to expand support services and programs specifically designed for these veterans and their family members, American Veterans with Brain Injuries, Inc. was incorporated as a Not for Profit organization.” CONTINUE READING