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Is PTSD Contagious? An *awesome* article written by Mac McClelland about Secondary PTSD. (Sort of debated pinning since it's our family featured - among others - but the info is worth sharing, so please ignore any appearance of a personal "plug". It's the most thorough reporting job I know of on the subject.)

Such a good quote for us military spouses who do this daily

Military Spouses Use Blogging to Connect and Cope - MilitaryFamily.com - Karie Fugett

Every article available in our PTSD Library in one, easy-to-use place. Please pass along... and take the time to get yourself educated (if you haven't already!). PTSD is the most common injury faced by combat heroes.

I just don't have the words to help you understand. I'm lost in those times & have no energy to try. I hate those times. Loneliest & lowest days

A 2008 study estimated that 300,000 U.S. Soldiers would return from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD -- and too few would receive treatment.

PTSD is a Normal Reaction to Extreme Trauma(Fragmented Soul, Soul-loss)

Once known only as "shell shock," a vague condition affecting war veterans, PTSD is now recognized as an anxiety disorder brought on by a traumatic event. - MilitaryAvenue.com

A chart showing all of the phases and stages of the battered woman syndrome.

Must say this over and over and over. When you know better, You DO better.

I went around and around with my ex trying to get him to go for PTSD treatment. He is a Vietnam combat veteran. He wouldn't go. All along I needed to get treated but had never been diagnosed. I have been now and it is a rough process going thru therapy.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -- PTSD Awareness