PTSD: A Soldier's Perspective

Blog URL:http://www.ptsdasoldiersperspective.com/
Blog Tags:PTSD, trauma, dissociation, combat, veteran, soldier, multiple deployments, treatment, research
Country:United States
State/Province:Kentucky
Location:Louisville

Combat PTSD Vet, blogger, advocate and social work student with a unique perspective in all aforementioned.



Latest Blog Posts



Fear and Loathing in Iraq...see if I can rememberhold on..Act One:We gotta addressthe silence,taking us out.It’s an honorto mediatethe psychologyof death.To witnessanatrocityis alife sentenceofsuicidal thinking.To atone,live,dieor share.Act Two:Boo...

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward. ~ Søren KierkegaardIf suggesting that letting go was actually the best and easiest option, then the world be a different place and I would of “fixed” myself long ago. Might as...

This post is inspired by reading Patience Mason's PTSD Blog about her new book idea. She asks, "Reality is that most people who come back from war, or survive another trauma, are not fine, so if that might fit you, here are some questions to thi...

By 2014, waves of soldiers surged in the tides of our modern wars, with 2.7 million veterans lost in the detritus of conflict, as compared to Vietnam's 2.6 million. Both populations amplifying the undercurrents of the veteran suicide tsunami, inundat...

Mental Wound

on Jan 2, 2016

By Anonymous - Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is a debilitating and life changing mental wound commonly associated with veterans experiencing trauma during wartime.  Studies by the VA revealed  PTSD is not limited to combat, it also...

Papa Who?

on Aug 12, 2015

Here's what I remember about how Papa John's was founded. John toiled in his dad's bar for three years before he hired my father, Billy Joe Lee.Joe, as his friends called him or Billy Joe if you knew him well.Joe opened and trained for Pizza Hut...

When a person walks through the doors of a Military Entrance Processing Station, they know they are signing a contract that gives their mind and body to the military. Most believe it is for a set period of time. For many, the contract is lifelong as...