Sunday, January 31, 2016

Life After Combat Shouldn't Be Harder After It

This Time Save Yourself 
Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
January 31, 2015
You put your life on the line for the sake of others. Did you think less of them because they needed you?

In combat, if you were overwhelmed by enemy forces, did you ask for help? Did you think you were weak because you couldn't defeat them by yourself?

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ASKING FOR HELP NOW?

Do you still think you'll get over it? You won't. No one gets "over" anything that happens in their lives but they do get past it if they have the help they need to stop being stuck suffering. Your life can get better if you don't settle for the way it is today. PTSD is caused by surviving and it changed you but you can change again!

Do you still want to fit back in with your civilian friends? Forget about it since you didn't fit in as well as you thought in the first place because you served and they didn't. You went places and did things they never will. Find other veterans because no matter what war was in their lives, they are fighting the same battle back home as a veteran. None of this is new.

If you're sick and tired of hearing about folks "raising awareness" using the number of "22 a day" veterans committing suicide, you should be. The only things you need to be aware of is that YOU CAN HEAL and where you can get the help to do it.

It isn't "22 a day" but they say "it is an easy number to remember." Why should any of this be easy for them? This isn't like guessing how many jelly beans are in a jar! This is your life and it is far from easy on you and your family.

If you are not finding what you need, then keep looking for the weapons you need to save your own life this time. Folks you helped deserved the best you could give and now you deserve the same!

STOP GRIEVING AND START HEALING!