Fireworks and Flashbacks

Fireworks and Flashbacks

All over the United States, people are gearing up for an exciting Fourth of July, complete with loud and showy fireworks. But many people with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) dread this national holiday. Many veterans’ hearts sink as they anticipate a holiday...
PTSD’s Onset

PTSD’s Onset

Fact 26: PTSD’s Onset Just as PTSD strong-arms its way into people’s lives, it also controls the timeline of its development in traumatized people. For some individuals, the traumatization begins with the tragic event and never stops. After a month, if a person is...
PTSD and Exhaustion

PTSD and Exhaustion

  One Fact a Day – PTSD Awareness Month Fact 22 PTSD and Exhaustion   Tired, out of energy, shot, spent, wasted, worn out. Bleary, bone weary, dog tired, ready to drop. People with PTSD experience all these feelings of exhaustion no matter where they are in recovery,...
One Fact a Day

One Fact a Day

June 3 Fact Today is Sunday. That won’t matter to some people who have PTSD. This relentless mental illness destroys the faith of many PTSD victims. “How could God let this happen?” “I thought God wanted good things for me. But PTSD has...
One PTSD Fact a Day

One PTSD Fact a Day

June 1 Fact PTSD symptoms fall into 4 categories: Re-experiencing: nightmares, flashbacks, fear Avoidance: isolating and avoiding triggers Arousal and reactivity: insomnia, anger Cognition and mood: memory loss, depression   PTSD survivors fall into 3 categories:...
Weaving a Tapestry of Love

Weaving a Tapestry of Love

“I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery.” —Colossians 2:2-3, The Message Have you ever felt like PTSD has tied your tapestry in...