Tag Archives: PTSD

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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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

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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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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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(Video) Down Hill Fun by Parry Skinner.

I had a fun day of riding down hill before I have to pull a trailer across America. It’s kind of fun being able to ride around these corners faster than some of the cars can! I also learned a … Continue reading

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(Video) Waiting for our bikes from Surly

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The National Center for PTSD

  What an amazing morning! I had the opportunity and the privilege of getting to talk to people at the National Center for PTSD about my bicycle ride across the country, media outlets, the resources that are available for our … Continue reading

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Try to Understand

I have yet to find, write, or read the perfect words that describe the feelings one experiences while dealing with any kind of PTSD, no matter what the cause – military service, domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, a tragic accident … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Indeed

I have to say that for the last five days, I completely shut down. I had a meeting to attend, but besides that I never left the house. I barely left my room. I just could not shake the mood … Continue reading

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I Had a Bad Sunday.

  I feel I need to let you in on a few things that have been going on with me lately. This is always hard to do.  PTSD is hard enough to live with, but this is the blog where … Continue reading

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The Road to Recovery

It’s been a while since I have written in my blog or even my journal. The past two weeks have been very busy. I had a great conversation with the folks at The National Center for PTSD in Vermont. The … Continue reading

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City of La Mesa, California. Supports PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012

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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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