Tag: PTSD Perspectives

The PTSD Addiction

Every now then, a song will pop up on my playlist that fills me with emotion and motivation to write something. Before I begin, watch this video by Blue October.

Snowflake Obsidian & PTSD

A few years ago, I went through an intensive PTSD treatment program on Fort Hood called the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program. I wrote about that in a little more detail here. It was an intensive, 3-week long,… Read More

Media Response to Trump’s Remarks on PTSD Triggered My PTSD

It’s no secret that I’m not a Trump fan. In fact, this will be the first election in my memory where I refuse to check a box for president. I’m a #NeverHillary guy, but Trump may change my… Read More

Senior NCO punches PTSD in the face

After firing off a medley of artillery rounds, a 19-year-old kid from Brooklyn, New York set off with his convoy traversing the very area they had just fired on. “People don’t understand that maybe we didn’t shoot a… Read More

Army Throwing Soldiers Away

At the end of 2013, I qualified for an intensive, inpatient PTSD program called Warrior Combat Stress RESET Program. Applicants had to undergo extensive testing, interviews, and assessments before being admitted. Reset is an eleven–week intensive outpatient treatment… Read More

The Reality of Living With PTSD

Today, I had the honor of standing and saluting a great American hero as he passed through our small Texas town. Unfortunately, that honor had to be done posthumously. Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed… Read More

Ask for Help

It’s a message so simple that even a 7-year old understands it. “Ask for help!!!” wrote little John Murray on Post-it notes. It’s a simple message, but also an extraordinarily profound one when you realize whom it is… Read More

When, Where and How to Approach a Combat Veteran

I was talking to one of my new Journal of Military Experience friends and she expressed a discomfort in approaching me during a recent Military Experience Arts Symposium at Eastern Kentucky University. She wanted to respect my space… Read More

Retired Flag Officers Demand Troops’ Gun Information

According to the Washington Post, a group of retired generals and admirals is lobbying congress to change their stance on the 2011 NDAA that ordered military leaders from collecting information about the weapons troops keep at home. Reading… Read More

ASP Radio: Interview with Psychotherapist Robert Buck, inventor of Neuview Glasses for PTS

On Episode 2 of ASP Radio, I interviewed Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. Robert Buck. About 12 years ago, he read a book that he says changed his life called “Of Two Minds” by Dr. Fredric Schiffer…. Read More

A Quick Word on Timothy Michael Poe

I want to just briefly touch on an aspect of the SGT Timothy Michael Poe controversy that has me really pissed off. By now, it’s pretty much a done deal that he lied or misrepresented himself on various… Read More

Suicide Prevention Is Attainable

This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Reading these reports is distressing that we still have Soldiers out there that feel like this is the solution to their problems. Believe me, it’s NOT! But,… Read More

Army Review of PTSD Will Reinforce Combat Veterans Not to Seek Help

This article seems to say they are passing out PTSD diagnosis to anyone who walks by and sneezes. It is not easy to get a PTSD diagnosis, that is the truth. When this same issue was brought up… Read More

A Ruse Indeed: Wanna Be Therapists

Comment from a guy who originally placed on his Facebook education and work page that he worked for me at my blog. I asked him to remove it, he apologized and gave me a huge line, I accepted… Read More

Combat PTSD: A Psycho-Social and Spiritual Wound

America, I gave you my soul in 1991. I didn’t know it then that I would receive a psycho-social and spiritual wound that not even I could see. Of late we have heard much on the common symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD in… Read More