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This is what I believe:

We hold the line together on our journeys to healing with PTSD/TBI.
We are united through something which was not our choice to live with.
We can be heroes for each other. We can heal together.
We support each no matter what line we hold. We have each others six.

This network is managed by Bree N. - PTSD Survivor

Location: International
Members: 33
Member Activity: Apr 19


How can people cope with PTSD?

Some ways that are often suggested for PTSD patients to cope with this illness include learning more about the disorder as well as talking to friends, family, professionals, and PTSD survivors for support. Joining a support group may be helpful. Other tips include reducing stress by using relaxation techniques (for example, breathing exercises, positive imagery), actively participating in treatment as recommended by professionals, increasing positive lifestyle practices (for example, exercise, healthy eating, distracting oneself through keeping a healthy work schedule if employed, volunteering whether employed or not) and minimizing negative lifestyle practices like substance abuse, social isolation, working to excess, and self-destructive or suicidal behaviors

What are the effects of PTSD?

Untreated PTSD can have devastating, far-reaching consequences for sufferers' functioning and relationships, their families, and for society. Women who were sexually abused at earlier ages are more likely to develop complex PTSD and borderline personality disorder

Virtually any event that is life-threatening or that severely compromises the emotional well-being of an individual may cause PTSD. Such events often include either experiencing or witnessing a severe accident or physical injury, receiving a life-threatening medical diagnosis, being the victim of kidnapping or torture, exposure to combat or to a natural disaster, other disaster (for example, plane crash) or terrorist attack, being the victim of rape, mugging, robbery or assault; enduring physical, sexual, emotional or other forms of abuse, as well as involvement in civil conflict.

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Support, Where Do You Find it?

Started by Bree N.. Last reply by Bree N. Apr 11. 3 Replies

To be VERY clear..This is to spark discussion about what happens next after therapy? It is NOT a plea for assistance, it is to spark discussion about what others have done to keep continued support…Continue

Disabled Veterans Use Baking to Work Through PTSD Symptoms

Started by Janet Liebsch. Last reply by Bob Allard Nov 13, 2015. 1 Reply

by Shannon Collins - DoD News FeaturesWASHINGTON, November 11, 2015 — Smiles and the smells…Continue

Tags: baking, symptoms, program, disabled, TBI

PTSD Series: Splintering of Self Part 1, "The Call'

Started by Bree N.. Last reply by Bob Allard Sep 29, 2015. 1 Reply

Splintering of Self Part 1, The CallA series about the splintering of self due to PTSD****Series can and will contain triggering content*****--------------------------------------My world of…Continue

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Comment by Bree N. on September 30, 2015 at 8:53am
For today: Have the AUDACITY to keep moving forward.

PTSD Blogger
Comment by Bree N. on April 25, 2015 at 8:05pm
Make sure and join us Sunday for the PTSD/TBI connection in the chat here, Twitter (use #depression #USFRA) to discuss the question "Is depression the end game or the beginning of PTSD?"

Join in! 3pm & 9pm CDT

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Comment by Janet Liebsch on April 18, 2015 at 12:35pm

Thanks Bonnie .. and yes .. YOU ALL ARE STRONG and a wonderful inspiration to others.

Comment by Bonnie McKuin on April 17, 2015 at 9:13pm

It is a good reminder for all of us! The road is rocky, the way is steep, long and sometimes very lonely. It is easy to get down on yourself living with this combo. Disappointed over set backs, memory issues, drop in IQ...the list goes on. WE ARE STRONG. We are here because we survived. And we can make it all the way! I love that Janet!


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Comment by Janet Liebsch on April 17, 2015 at 11:37am

I don't remember where I saw this but wanted to share...


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Comment by Bree N. on January 18, 2015 at 3:36pm
Has anyone used the Virtual Hope Box App yet? I really like it so far! It seems to actually put together several activities I'd already been doing on my own. For those times when things are just overwhelming it is a good go with you calming app. I needed this one! Thanks for posting it about it so I could DL it.

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Comment by Capt. D Lewis on June 26, 2014 at 12:38pm

Thanks for the posts Chappy!

Comment by Ronald Jones on June 26, 2014 at 9:19am

PTSD Awareness Day - June 27th

Comment by Ronald Jones on February 16, 2014 at 2:25pm


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Comment by Bree N. on February 2, 2014 at 11:47pm

In talking with my PA we found a definite correlation between a bad head injury I had in October and the worsening of my anxiety, agoraphobia, and "stuckness". It seemed a simple trip on a loose thread on a rug. But I hit behind my left ear when I fell slammiing iinto tthe doorway leaviing bruising, tenderness and being stubborn wouldn't go to the ER.

No Battle's signs, vitals all good, pupils normal..but my everything got worse after slamming my head so hard.

 
 
 

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