Supporting Our Vets

Helpful Tips and Information to Better Support Our Iraq Vets

Journaling for Health

Journaling has become a healthy way to express feelings about life.  For vets, writing about their thoughts regarding a traumatic event can help them understand the relationship between their feelings and what triggers them, and how it impacts their daily life.  For family-members, friends, and close confidants, journaling can help you recognize your vet’s triggers, your feelings toward them, and how to avoid behavior/action that serves as a trigger.  For … Continue reading

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Tips for Combat Veteran Supporters

I know that Combat Veteran supporters such as friends and family need help too. Today I wanted to write about burnout among close family & friends supporting a veteran who has returned from combat with PTSD or a TBI. How do you keep going when you just feel like you can’t? Do you feel guilty for being burnt out?  Maybe you just don’t know how you can do this one more day? Or you feel … 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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