Self-Mutilation

Self-Mutilation

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Self-mutilation, which can be burning or cutting of oneself, can be a symptom of PTSD sufferers. If you or someone that you know is doing this, it is extremely important to … Continued
Support System

Support System

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Having a support system (family and friends) to be there for you when you are suffering from PTSD is absolutely necessary for recovery. In my own personal experience, there was … Continued
Recovery and Living with PTSD

Recovery and Living with PTSD

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) With proper counseling and medical treatment and support, it is possible to make a complete recovery from PTSD and function as a normal member of society again. Although when I … Continued
Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen to normal people who have witnessed a traumatic event. Military training does not cause a person to be immune from trauma. War, by its very nature is a series of traumatic events. Problem: Military … Continued
PTSD Resources

PTSD Resources

VFU is a not-for-profit organization that offers a comprehensive website and resource bank for identifying and helping veterans and families who may need assistance in understanding and coping with war-related illness. Financial resources are not available, but information on how … Continued
Anxiety

Anxiety

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Anxiety can be tied in to nearly every symptom of PTSD. This is another symptom that often leads to misdiagnosis. A misdiagnosis can lead to the wrong type of medication, which … Continued
PTSD and TBI Resources and Treatments

PTSD and TBI Resources and Treatments

Addiction Guide – http://www.addictionguide.com Comprehensive and up-to-date about various addictions.  The team at addiction guide provides tools and brings awareness about types of treatment available.  After Deployment – www.afterdeployment.org. This website provides “self care” solutions targeting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, … Continued
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Resources The following is a personal account of Spc. Joe Collins, USAR who served in Iraq from 03-04. You may “click” on specific sections of the book in the left menu OR you may choose … Continued
Common Diagnosis, Medications & Side Effects for Combat & War Trauma

Common Diagnosis, Medications & Side Effects for Combat & War Trauma

Common Diagnosis, Medications & Side Effects for Combat & War Trauma You may download the complete text and chart in easy to print format here. One of the most challenging aspects of war related “invisible wounds” is the identification of the illness. … Continued
EMDR

EMDR

Therapies EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Description: During EMDR1, past and present experiences are reviewed in brief doses while, at the same time focusing on something else, like a light or movement or sound. Then the client is … Continued