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Silent Battles

Silent Battles: Understanding PTSD Among Veterans and Their Stories When we think of veterans, we often picture heroes who have returned from the front lines, adorned with medals, and celebrated for their sacrifices. However, there’s a silent battle that many veterans face, one that often goes unnoticed: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this blog post,

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Threads of Trauma

Threads of Trauma Last night, as I shared in deep conversation with a Veteran that has become a close friend. We discussed how important it is they when we question God “Why?” did He allow me so much pain. We really should be questioning “what can I learn” from this pain. This sent me into

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Phoenix Rising

May 23, 2017. I wasn’t in the states when it happened, I don’t remember the news reports. I don’t remember having to rush to the scene. I was actually out of the country. Walking through the streets of London with my family. I got a text from my brother asking if I could talk. Even now there is a strange weakness that comes over me thinking about that moment. I told him I needed to get to an area I had a signal and I would FaceTime him. A few minutes later I got back to our hotel and I FaceTimed my brother. The backdrop seemed strange when I saw him. Not something I was familiar with. A cold white background, almost sterile. And then my sister came into view. I immediately knew, at that moment, something was wrong. It’s hard to explain. There is a connection between siblings that you just know. My brother proceeded to communicate a vague situation in a very delicate way. It wasn’t that he beat around the bush about what happened, he just didn’t want me to know everything until he knew he could be there for me. And then the words came “dad is gone”. Everything else is a blur. Like a flash of bright light and a deafening silence… The madness of London was all around and I couldn’t see or hear anything.

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Remembering Nicklaus D. Knight

Recently I became an ambassador for Mission 22. An organization that works with Veterans and tries to change the number from 22 to none. We lose too many veterans to suicide each day. It has to stop. And if you know me, thats my life mission. This May, 23rd will mark 3 years I lost

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The USPS ‘Healing PTSD’ Stamp Will Raise Money for Veterans

Original article on Military.com 3 Dec 2019Military.com | By James Barber The United States Postal Service has just issued a “Healing PTSD” semipostal stamp that will raise money to be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the National Center for PTSD. The First-Class stamps will sell for 65 cents, a ten-cent premium over the standard price.

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