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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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Scrubs had to go to the doctor

Checking things off the list. Today was the trip to the veterinarian so Scrubs my service dog can get her health certificates to travel into Canada and Alaska from the lower 48. I really want to start packing up the … Continue reading

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Moving to Alaska (Trailer) with Tom and Scrubs

I Cant explain how excited I am about heading to Juneau Alaska in a few days. But I guess I need to try, seeing how this is a blog about my life and living with PTSD. first of all the … 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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