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Foreward from One More Day Veterans (Dave Conley): PTSD- What is it, and why should I care?

I often have family members of veterans and friends reach out asking what the hell is PTSD and why I should care about it. Honestly, I struggle to answer these questions most of the time since the bottom line is that no two traumas are the same, so no two people suffer the same.
On the other hand, the VA took the time to write an article called PTSD basics, and I would like to share it with you. The sooner our families and friends take an active role in learning about the condition (notice I said: “condition” and not “disorder”?? Why did I use that word to describe a condition that has been described as a disorder since the military first acknowledged it back in the 60s?
The reason is that conditions can be overcome the same as post-traumatic stress can. This is a condition that can be beaten with the correct help. We just need our families to understand what we are going through and what their part of healing can look like. While It is our journey, folks can help guide us, support us, and make the trip much more manageable. Please take a few minutes and read this article that the VA experts wrote.
Remember brothers and sisters- If you are having a difficult time, if you are struggling, even if you are not ready to “ask for help”, take the first step and “#JustTalk#tellyourstory” You matter, and your story matters and I know, that I for one, want to hear what you have to say.

Click here to read the VA article

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