Monthly Archives: December 2013

30 Second Dance Party

As I have mentioned before there are numerous ways in which PTSD can be treated, and what works for one person may not work for another. Before I get into, and ask for feedback on clinical treatment methods, I would first like to point out effective coping skills I have found useful in my battle with PTSD. Regardless of if you are being treated with prolonged exposure (PE) therapy or … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season

Shortly after Christmas had passed, on December 30, 2006, I was not enjoying the festivities as I once had in the past. I didn’t have to unbutton that first button on my pants because I was now so full I could hardly fit, and I wasn’t about to ring in the New Year with friends and family. I was deployed with 25th Infantry Division, out of Hawaii and stationed in Iraq. … Continue reading

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The little things……

Ugh! Its 11:48 PM at night, and I have a 10 page paper to write after working a 10 hour shift at work. Yesterday was pretty much the same as today, and I have to say that I’m exhausted! Tomorrow will be a little less stressful because I will have a short day at work, but then I also have a 10-15 page paper to write for my psychopathology class. There … Continue reading

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Welcome and Happy Holidays!

Hello, I am Roxann Abrams, Executive Director and Founder of Operation:I.V. I founded this organization because I lost my own son, SFC Randy Abrams, to PTSD suicide in 2009 and I want to stop this pain and suffering for our Combat Vets and their families. If you are a spouse or other family member or loved one of a PTSD Combat Veterans you know the transition issues they face when returning … Continue reading

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