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Monday, November 15, 2010

THERE I WAS,

MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS
WHEN
THESE PEOPLE
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SAID THIS

The Top 50 Bloggers Shedding Light on PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Some of the more common forms of PTSD can be found in victims of sexual abuse, the military, and anyone who has experienced a traumatic moment. It is estimated that at least 10,000,000 Americans have experienced some form of PTSD.
Even with so many suffering from the same condition, it can still be easy to feel alone. Not only those experiencing PTSD are affected. It can affect family members and friends, along with those who suffer from it. To help get an opinion from those who have experienced some form of posttraumatic stress disorder, we have gathered the top 50 bloggers shedding light on PTSD. They are authored by experts, patients, family members, and even experts in neuroscience.
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ABOUT ME!!!


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THEY SPECIFICALLY CALLED OUT
MYSELF AND
SEVERAL PEOPLE I READ AND
HAVE COME TO LOVE
HERE ON THE

BLOG-O-SPHERE
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THE CITATION READS...


The Top Military Bloggers Shedding Light on PTSD

These former and active members of the military write about PTSD from their points of view.
     
     
    16. PASP : Rob and others tells their story and struggle with PTSD in this blog. Their goal is to share what a combat veteran goes through after the media and people forget. They also offer various posts on how to communicate with someone with PTSD, understanding them, tips for family and friends, and much more. 
    17. Wife of a Wounded Marine : Katie’s world was flipped when her husband was hit with an IED in Iraq. Her family then faced a number of obstacles including a pill addiction, overdose, amputation, and PTSD. The blog is the only comfortable place she feels she can share her raw emotion and she does in spades. 18. Living With PTSD and TBI : This blogger is also the wife of someone with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Uncle Sam’s Mistress is a 34 year old army reservist wife who writes for self-help therapy and to hopefully help other spouses going through the same. The blog also has tons of options from army strong retreats to wounded warrior wives. 19. PTSD Combat : This is the online journal of Ilona Meagher, veteran’s daughter and author of “Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America’s Returning Troops.” Her blog focuses on the combat related variety of PTSD. She also offers stress resources, research tools, and more. 20. Family of a Vet : This site was created trying to figure out how to handle the “after shocks” of combat including PTSD. Choose from the blog, real life guides, or even an option to share your story. They also offer loads of other resources. 21. The Invisible Wounded : Gina is also the wife of a wounded military member with PTSD, among other things. Her blog discusses the challenges and triumphs of daily life. She often posts on their daily life, as well as how PTSD can affect family members. 22. Some Things I’ve Learned : The Krippled Warrior is from Southern California. His blog contains emotionally charged accounts of his experiences concerning PTSD. Along with personal stories, he also features links and items that interest him. 23. TBI Warrior : This soldier is a sufferer of traumatic brain injury, which is often coupled with PTSD. The TBI stands out for showing what life was like before and after the incident. There are also videos, images, and much more. 24. Patience Mason’s PTSD Blog : She is the wife of a Vietnam vet, Robert Mason. He wrote the book, “Chickenhawk,” a memoir of his tour as a helicopter pilot, who came home with PTSD. New entries can be sparse, but her blog is unique for dealing with PTSD for seniors.
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AND WHILE I STILL MAINTAIN
THAT I AM NO HERO.
THESE OTHER PEOPLE
LISTED ABOVE
ARE.

GET OFF YOUR ASSES
AND GO SEE FOR YOURSELVES
WHAT THE TRUE
COST OF
AMERICAN FREEDOM
LOOKS LIKE.

11 comments:

2Thinks said...

I've already visited some of these, because of you. You inform well and I appreciate that. I think I'll just get off my ass now and go read a few more of these blogs. Thanks for the clear instructions.

:)

Heidi

Heff said...

Don't exclude yourself, Hoss. You're a hero too.

Red Shoes said...

Like the Heff said above, you ARE a hero, Kurt... and I will check out each and everyone of those blogs mentioned.

I don't know them yet, but I do know you, and know that they are in good company!

~shoes~

Karen said...

What Heff and Red Shoes said :-)

Adrie Kovic said...

What Heff said :) That's so awesome your blog was included! :D

red.neck chic said...

Well... I'm backin' Heff and Shoes up myself...

but then, you already know you're my hero and that you have my heart...

I'm off to see who YOU love to read and learn from!!!

xoxoxoxoxo
robelyn

Marnie said...

Glad to see this topic is getting the exposure it deserves. Good stuff.

Becki Jacket said...

Everyone is a hero to somebody.

Cloudia said...

Funny.
You are a hero;
Yet, you are my brother-in-the-wind who knows the joys of two wheels and spare words.

Glad to see you are being respected by those who have much to learn from your honesty & experience.


Aloha from Waikiki :)

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Wrexie said...

thanks for sharing this. I was just looking for more on the subject...

UBERMOUTH said...

I'd like to think I give a few people PTSD. :)