Thursday, February 7, 2008

Support for Your PTSD

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By Matthew Tull, PhD,
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Seeking Out Support for Your PTSD
Thursday February 7, 2008

It has constantly been found that having social support can play
a major role in helping people overcome the negative effects of a
traumatic event (including PTSD). However, just simply having
someone available to talk to may not be enough when it comes to
support.


There are several important pieces to a supportive relationship
that may be particularly beneficial in helping someone overcome the
effects of a traumatic experience. Read on to learn more about some
of these qualities.


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Post Traumatic Stress List of Ptsd Symtpoms Diagnosis
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Ross Center For AnxietyComprehensive Outpatient Treatment
For Anxiety Related Disorders
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VFA's FREE Survival Guide Helping veterans and servicemembers
get the support and help they need
http://www.veteransforamerica.org/
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Healing Veterans PTSD Blogsite

What not to say to returning vets...
"Time heals all wounds". If you've got returning troops coming into
your family, community or church, this is one cliché you will want to
stay away from. In fact you may want to stay away from alot of clichés.
Instead let your veteran know that you care, you don't know what
they are going through, but you do want to help.


They may have PTSD which means they might feel angry, confused,
embarrassed, depressed, anxious, drinking or worse, avoiding old
friends, family and hangouts. But you can't know that unless you stop,
take the time to ask AND listen!
Posted by Nancy Dunkin and Lisa Lindsey at 4:40 AM
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1 comment:

Sallie said...

Thanks for sharing all these links!

God bless,
Sallie