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FamilyOfaVet - Real World info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat.

National PTSD Awareness Day

June 27, 2011, will mark the second time our country has set aside a day to draw
nationwide awareness to post-traumatic stress disorder.  It is EXTREMELY important that
each of us do our part to help those in our "network"... family, friends, colleagues, and
acquaintances... learn about and understand
PTSD.  And NOW, in the days leading up to
National PTSD Awareness Day, you have the PERFECT "excuse" to start talking :)


Understanding PTSD & How to Make a Difference (Tips for those outside of the
military community) - This article offers step-by-step guidance to people who may not
be familiar with PTSD.  It gives clear advice about how to help veterans and families, what
to say (and not say), and actions to take.  It also has a "printable" version that you can
download and e-mail or print to share with friends and family.

PTSD: A 15 Minute Guide to Combat Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -
This FREE Ebook is available in all major formats (for your PC, Kindle, Nook, iPod, iPad,
Android device, etc, etc).  It is a plain language, easy-to-read book about combat related
PTSD (
post-traumatic stress disorder) to help veterans, loved ones, and anyone
concerned about our nation's heroes get familiar with this often difficult subject. It quickly
covers what combat PTSD is, what it "looks" like, how PTSD changes the brain, treatment
options, where to get help, & where to find more info & support.

Our YouTube Videos About PTSD:

http://youtu.be/h9aiKP0GeVs

http://youtu.be/vRUc3gp-r2g

Share Your Story as Part of Our PTSD Awareness Blog Project

We are publishing a series of blog stories in the week leading up to National PTSD
Awareness Day
that are all about PTSD.  If you are a veteran, a loved one, or someone
else who has been impacted by PTSD, please share your story!  You can share anything
about your experience with
PTSD... it doesn't have to be specifically about the event that
caused your post-traumatic stress disorder or anything like that.  Just share your feelings
& thoughts... the things you think people should understand about life with PTSD... help
us increase AWARENESS!!  
To share your story, CLICK HERE.


Whatever you do, START TALKING.  It can be really tough at first, but if we each talk to 3
people... who talk to three... who talk to three... you get the picture.  But, the only way we
can start raising awareness and pulling down the stigmas associated with PTSD is to get
our "rears" in gear :)  Let us know if we can help!
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