Tag Archives: Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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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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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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Understanding PTSD WAND Chanel 17 News Springfield IL

WAND Chanel 17 News Springfield IL

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PTSD Awareness Adventure 2012 Stillwater OK

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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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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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My Veterans Day 2011

Memorial Day, 2011 I am battling with PTSD with no relief or hope of any kind in sight. The symptoms of PTSD definitely have the upper hand, putting myself and everyone around me in a living hell.  Nothing will ever … Continue reading

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Recovery “aha!” moment

  As I sit here thinking about the last year, I feel so thankful for all of my friends — the ones who have listened to me for hours and the ones who have just followed me on Facebook and … Continue reading

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Thank you, Eau Claire County

I presented “What Comes After Welcome Home” at Peace United Church of Christ in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, tonight.  I’d like to say a big “thank you” to all the people in Eau Claire County who have made the last few … Continue reading

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I have something to tell you

I have something to tell you.   I have no idea what to say or how to say it, but something happened today — something God had a hand in.   I have been thinking about this all day long. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Lord, I needed that

Monday October 10th “Thank you, Lord. I needed that” Giving my presentation, “What Comes After Welcome Home,” last Saturday night at church stirred up many different emotions that I had put on the back burner and stuffed away and was … Continue reading

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A Roadside Meltdown

Sunday October 9th Today all my emotions came crashing down around me. Church was overwhelming, but I had a couple of great conversations while I was there. I had to leave early. Then I went for a ride on the … Continue reading

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