Tag Archives: Symptoms of PTSD

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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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

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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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Army Veteran Thomas Skinner Missouri Route 66

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Bath Time, Tulsa OK Understanding PTSD

       

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My Time in Kingman Arizona

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How We Pack for the Trip

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Living on Purpose, by Jeanny House

  One of my favorite parts of coaching is working with clients on their Life Purpose.  I’m not generally a prodigal capitalizer, but somehow it seems as though working to help focus on and define the purpose of one’s life … 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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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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