Monthly Archives: July 2014

How to Ask for Help

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* A quick disclaimer: many years have gone by since I first reached out for help, and I know things have changed, as well as our sister services having different ways of approaching mental health administratively, but in general I think the process is still the same. Picking up from last week; I think it was the following day after finding myself in the VA did I find the mental … Continue reading

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Love in a Combat Zone

Here it is two days after my birthday, my wife is now packing up to leave for the weekend, and it is not on good terms. I’m not sure what happened since she came back from Afghanistan, but things are different, way different. It seems to be a blessing now if we can get through two days in a row, without this impending feeling as if things are coming to … Continue reading

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Meeting Captain Matt

What a day to start a first post for a blog. Last night till this morning I spent holding my wife, as she recounted some of the most horrific events from her deployment, things I did not know, and things that made my own memories flashback in my brain all morning. Moving on let now please introduce myself and explain why you should spend some time with me reading and … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

As a caregiver, we always have to plan and expect the unexpected to occur. No matter the injury, or health challenge two plans have to be in place. You need a safety plan for yourself, and a safety plan for the one whom you are giving care. Let me explain by sharing a personal story.   The night before his Cognitive Processing Therapy appointment's are hard enough, sleep wise, without … Continue reading

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