Tag Archives: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stigma of PTSD

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?  What if you were afraid yet had to rely on your own personal courage?  We all have courage and the day my courage was tested is a day I will not soon forget.  Courage is … 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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Support from my Church UCC

UCC part of veteran’s mission, and journey on faith, to make life better for others Written by Jeff Woodard June 19, 2012  Support of my Church, UCC Click on above link to read full article

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Calling it Quits in Cleveland

This is not just a story about me riding my bicycle across the country. This is so much more. This is a story about people helping people from coast to coast. I have had countless people supporting me, encouraging me … Continue reading

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My Pilgrimage Across the United States

  My pilgrimage is about the support and love of old friends, and the making of new ones. It’s about taking the high road or the low road. It’s about learning from my mistakes when I have taken the wrong … Continue reading

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How Did I Get to Texas on a Bicycle?

      I have not had too many dealings with the public. There really is not much of anything between California and Texas but desert, barbed wire, and cows; even Route 66 is all but gone. I have been … Continue reading

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Send Off Celebration PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012

Send Off Celebration PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 – Across The US By Bike Written by KPBS.org When - Saturday, March 10, 2012, 9 a.m. Where - United Church of Christ of La Mesa, 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa, CA, Age limit - All … Continue reading

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Out to Lunch

One heavy trial run Today was our 1st serious trial run before the trip, and I must say that I am very impressed. Just like a mechanic needs the right tool for the right job, Our Surly’s are definitely the … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is Parry

Hello, my name is Parry Skinner, and on April 1st, I am going to ride across America on a bike with my dad, Thomas Skinner. At the moment, that is all I can think about. Every morning I get up, … Continue reading

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I had a hiccup today.

     Wow !  What a mood I have been in lately with all the exposure therapy I did on coffee day. My friend and I tried to get out and do some things.  I am trying to act as … Continue reading

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Mother Treats PTSD

Mother treats PTSD Posted on August 14, 2011 by thomasskinner July 30 2011   My PTSD, agoraphobia, and anxiety keep me home most of the time. At first, my mom would invite me out to dinner after church on Sundays, … Continue reading

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