Tuesday, March 10, 2009

PTSD: People Who Haven't Been in Combat Can Also Have This Disorder

On March 10th Heather Hummert,the wife of a Purple Heart veteran and who is contributions coordinator for FamilyofaVet.com, was the guest on the BlogTalkRadio show YourMilitaryLife.com that I co-host with Nancy Brown of YourMilitary.com.

Heather spoke about her own experiences when her husband began exhibiting signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how she couldn't find any information to help the families of people suffering from PTSD. She also talked about how PTSD can happen to anyone after a traumatic experience -- and that what isn't traumatic to one person can be traumatic to another.

Heather urged civilians and military personnel to recognize if someone they love is displaying signs of PTSD and to encourage that person to get help immediate.

Listen to Heather explain PTSD.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at Mrs. Lieutenant and Operation Support Jews in the Military, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.

1 comment:

Michele Rosenthal said...

What a great topic to cover -- help for those living with loved ones experiencing PTSD. It's true, there aren't enough resources for this. I'm going to listen to the show now....