Tag Archives: PTSD Service Dog

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

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , |

San Diego VA Health Care System

With the recent monstrosities of what I’m hearing on the news the last few months about the treatment our veterans are getting at the VA Hospital; the news did not surprise me, it actually made me happy. Let me explain. … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , |

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

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2013 | Tagged , , , |

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

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

Hobie Kayak gearing up for the Mississippi River

This Hobie will be our home for most of the summer, 2552 miles down the mississippi River. Testing and training in San Diego. Follow us on Face book to get regular updates on Tom, Scrubs and the rest of our … Continue reading

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , |

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

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

With A Little Help From My Friend

Today was probably one of the hardest days in my recovery with PTSD. I have not been riding my bicycle.  I have not been leaving the house.  Maybe three or four times in the last month.  My avoidance has gotten … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , , , , |

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

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

Understanding PTSD My Pilgrimage Living in the Moment

 Bicycle Travel Helps PTSD with Tom Skinner and PTSD  Service dog Scrubs   Tom Skinner and Service dog Scrubs travel by bicycle on  the big dummy made by surly bike co to the National Center for PTSD in vermont to … Continue reading

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

Bath Time, Tulsa OK Understanding PTSD

       

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

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

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reflecting on the First Week of Route 66

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , |

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

Posted in PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Video) Does and Don’ts of a Service Dog.

Posted in Life with Scrubs | Tagged , , , |