Burnout/Caregiver Tips

I know some of you have been waiting for the follow up tips of how to work through burnout, so here we go. I can admit that I have had burnout and didn’t even notice it myself. I can remember

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What I Brought Back from Deployment

       Being in the military can be very hard on service members and their families. The daily lifestyle is not for everyone and not many last. On top of the everyday stuff like field rotations and the wonderful

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Walling Yourself Off to the World

I have to admit that I’m a relative newcomer when it comes to walls and vets putting them up to keep me and others out. You see, I’m a people person. Always have been, so when I hurt I gravitate

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Caregivers Fatigue: Giving too much or not enough

Many times when people think of caregivers they think of an older lady taking care of her elderly mother who is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, this is not always the case because caregivers and companions come in

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The Effects of Adrenaline

During your recovery process, it might not be wise to make decisions based on your feelings. Those things that make you feel alive, like anonymous sex, driving fast, living on the edge, and other activities that chase adrenaline, are cheap pretenders. Does

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Numbing Part 2

“Time to move on. I just don’t feel anything for you anymore.” Have you said this to your significant one after deployment? Numbing, one of the primary symptoms of PTSD, causes those who suffer from it to lose connectedness with

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Numbing – Part 1

Numbing is like leprosy  – it is not dangerous in itself.  Leprosy numbs your appendages, PTSD numbing  numbs your heart and mind.  The danger comes when a numbed appendage gets injured and doesn’t feel the pain.  Infection sets in, and the person with the injury

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The Last Nerve – Treatment for PTSD

Part 2 – Treatment for PTSD At Battle in Distress, we talk with veterans and active duty service members with PTSD who will say they don’t need help with their PTSD because they feel that they can somehow manage their

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The Last Nerve – How Do I Know if I Have PTSD?

Part 1 – How do I know if I have PTSD? We’re calling this series on PTSD “The Last Nerve”, because that’s what PTSD often feels like to the person, and his or her family. It feels like the last

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You Are Not Alone

Battle In Distress shall work to be the missing link that connects Veterans and currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces who are in or at risk for being in mental, emotional, financial, or psychological distress to the

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