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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day and PTSD I was thinking about this for the last couple of days and trying to organize my thoughts to be able to capture my thinking in a coherent fashion.  The obvious part of a Mother’s Day greeting would be the service women, who are also mothers,...

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Letter from Follower -Secrets and PTSD

Letter from a Follower- After writing my last post, which I put up two days ago I continued to read letters that I had received.  Part of my memory path was thinking about my own secrets and how I got to them, but I was unable to reconstruct it from my actual...

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Tell Me A Secret-PTSD

Tell Me A Secret- PTSD One of my favorite TV programs comes on Sunday morning on CBS at 6:30 AM my time here in California.  It is called the Sunday Morning Show.  I like it because it talks about various short stories dealing with current events,...

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How did you get your PTSD?

How did PTSD find you? Most, who are regular followers here, know that PTSD found me sometime while I was in Vietnam in 1968-1969 and it followed me home.  I’ve been struggling with it for close to 50 years.  Keep in mind that I didn’t know what I was...

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Why did I start this site?

Why did you start this web site? I have been asked this question many times over the course of the years that I have been posting here.  I answer it pretty much the same way each time, but it has become more and more apparent to me that many people want...

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The definition of what “It” is

Another letter that came to us which reminds me of Bill Clinton’s answer “it all depends what the definition of ‘It’ is”.  Below is a letter we received from one of our followers.  I’ve seen it asked in different ways and I’ve talked about it before but from...

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I don’t know what to talk about

This may sound like a silly thing to some of you but to others it might be painfully true.  I was very glib when I was young.  I loved taking exams in a blue book because I could talk and talk about almost anything.  Even when I knew nothing about a...

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Suicide #3

Suicide # 3 PTSD- Suicide topic recap I’m quite baffled by PTSD sufferers.  Firstly, I know that there are many who visit both this Facebook page and also our site at militaryptsdforum.com.  There are many who complain about their symptoms on this...

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Hate, hate, hate Part 2

Several days ago, I wrote a post entitled “Hate, Hate, Hate”.  I explained how I looked at a specific incident, the shooting in a gay nightclub in Florida.  I tried to show how there are arguments on both sides regarding gun possession and also the LGBT...

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Suicide Post continue

Suicide Post Continued Another letter continues to deal with the suicide issue and I know this is a complex issue that needs to be looked at from various angles and philosophies.  Here is another worth a moment to ponder. “I understand the logic behind the...

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Disagreeing with a post-PTSD

Disagreeing with a post- PTSD After my blog yesterday I received quite a few name calling responses from people who don’t agree with me.  This is such a shame because it immediately puts people into their chosen corners.   Many, who are...

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Hate, Hate, Hate PTSD

Hate, Hate, HateI sometimes look at things and try to break it down into its simplest parts so as to understand it better. This is like a binary code where everything is a series of yes, no or “0” or “1” numbers. So, everything becomes a series of opposites. Love/...

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PTSD Randomness of War

Randomness of War- PTSD One of the things that I became acutely aware of while in Vietnam was the randomness of War.  There was a story that I heard in the first week after my arrival that made me aware of this fact.  I...

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Letter from Follower PTSD

This is a letter from a follower. He suggested a technique that he received from his grandfather who also suffered from PTSD. I have never done anything like this ,myself but I;m for whatever works and so in that spirit I am sharing this with you. If you chose to try...

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Eddie Routh

Eddie Ray Routh-PTSD Does the name Eddie Ray Routh ring a bell? No, I thought not. But what if I say Chris Kyle?  Most all of us might recognize Chris as the American Sniper, the “Devil of Ramadi” the hero Clint Eastwood immortalized in his film, “The Sniper” ....

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PTSD _What was the Cause

PTSD– I Can’t Pinpoint The Cause I’ve been asked by friend, family and sometimes complete strangers to tell my PTSD story.  I”ve always sort of skirted the issue.  Mostly it was because PTSD is such a shame prone thing and I am...

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Alien abductions and PTSD

I thought that this would get you to read this blog. If it means anything to you I would have noticed this headline too. I must preface this right away. I am not a big abduction guy but it was interesting that the day before yesterday I was watching a program called...

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PTSD Suicide claims another

I have talked often about suicide and PTSD. Mostly I discussed the military side of this and how the totals seem to be close to one per hour every day. I think the last total I heard was 22 per day but I've also heard that the figure seems to be going up and not down...

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Get Therapy-PTSD

I was driving in my car with my wife who was on the telephone. As most of you know, she is a psychologist and she also teaches and trains other psychologists. She really knows her stuff. She is a therapist and something called a Psycho-analyst (Not really sure how to...

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PTSD- A road differently traveled

There is a book called “A Road Less Traveled” which my wife the psychologist has recommended to me which I honestly still have on my “To Do” list so this is not a recommendation at all.  My title is, a road differently traveled.  There is a movie that I have...

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