Saturday, January 28, 2017

PsychArmor's Invisible Wounds of War Worthy Of Sharing

When I saw the cartoon on this video, I got ready to have my head explode. I thought about just passing on this article since lately there has been far too much bullshit stories and not enough helpful facts. 

In this case, I am very proud to admit I was totally wrong and very, very glad I spent the time to watch this video. Heidi Kraft is spot on and talks about most of the things we talk about all the time. If you are trying to explain PTSD to someone, this is the video to share with them.
Help for Caretakers: Understanding PTSD in Veterans
Military.com
by Amy Bushatz

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the invisible wounds of war often discussed in popular culture. But it's also a very real diagnosis.


How can a caregiver go about understanding PTSD in veterans? What are the symptoms, and what can families do about PTSD?


PsychArmor, a non-profit dedicated to bridging the military-civilian divide by providing resources to help community members and others engage veterans, has free video courses on a variety of military-related issues. This section of PsychArmor's Invisible Wounds of War at Home caretaker and family video series focuses on PTSD. In the first video, Heidi Kraft, a clinical psychologist, Navy veteran and PsychArmor's clinical director, helps caregivers and families answer the question "what is PTSD" while also discussing the stigma that still surrounds the problem.

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