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Alaska VA, Outstanding Veteran Treatment

Three full weeks in Alaska, and several interactions and appointments at the VA Clinic here in Juneau, and I could not come up with one complaint. My physical and orientation went well. I attended a VA town hall meeting and … Continue reading

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Alaska Home Part 2

We have made it safely back to the dome in Washington. I almost didn’t recognize the place. it is bright and sunny not a cloud in the sky. its good to be back for a short stay. Just a few … Continue reading

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Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs.

I am happy to say, today is my last full day in San diego Ca. Tomorrow morning. I start my drive north, back to Washington State. I am heading back to my geodesic dome that I built this past winter. … Continue reading

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Building My Geodesic Dome House.

  I have started to build my Home. it is going to be 18 feet wide and 9 feet tall. My tiny geodesic home will also be portable and completely Off the grid. with solar, and a water collection system. … Continue reading

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My PTSD, Photography, now Robert McDonald is Involved

My wildlife photography has been my escape from my PTSD and the anxiety attacks that accompany my dreams nightly. I still wake up at night thinking I just heard a gun shot. I wake up in the middle of the … Continue reading

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President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention

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PTSD Stigma, A Tool for Accusations.

  “Do me a favor. I took these two pictures today tell me witch one you prefer,” is what I posted on Facebook. I am now up to 39 comments. Most all pick B. I know I need to fill … Continue reading

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My National PTSD Awareness Day 2014

National PTSD Awareness Day 2014 I have been in a battle with The San Diego VA hospital for a long time trying to get treatment for my service related PTSD. UNFORTUNATELY I have not had much luck. The doctors always … Continue reading

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Avoiding Compassion Burnout

 How PTSD Affects the Family I follow Love Our Vets on Facebook one of many, dealing with PTSD. I read an article today on their Page and just had to contact them. Less than an hour and Welby O’Brien gave me permission to … Continue reading

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Bicycle Travel with Tom and Scrubs

Tom Skinner and his PTSD Service dog Scrubs are at it again. Starting in November 2013 we will set out on our bicycle from California heading to Texas and then we will travel all the way up to Alaska. Tom … Continue reading

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PTSD Awareness Adventure 2013 New Kayak

I am spending as much time as I can on the water these days. I really need to know how to use this boat and I have to make sure Scrubs is not just comfortable but safe. She seems to … Continue reading

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PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

I drove to church this morning.  I did not get much sleep last night; my head was filled with thoughts of self-doubt about PTSD Awareness Adventure 2013. I don’t think I can do this again, leave the safety of my room … Continue reading

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Mississippi River PTSD Awareness Adventure 2013

    My name is Thomas Skinner.  I am a US Army veteran currently raising awareness about a very real wound called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with my service dog “Scrubs”.  I am reaching out to veterans and their families … Continue reading

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San Diego PTSD Service dog Presentation.

  On Wednesday I will be speaking at an event in San Diego. I will be giving demonstrations of what scrubs dose to help with PTSD.  Hope to see you.   2013 Behavioral Health Panel: Psychological Trauma and Its AftermathPsychological … Continue reading

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Understanding PTSD Fills a Void

Commentary: La Mesa UCC’s Welcome Home Ministries fills a void Written by Rev. Stephen Boyd September 17, 2012 Rev. Stephen Boyd with Tom Skinner and his service dog, Scrubs On Sept. 9, the United Church of Christ of La Mesa … Continue reading

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