Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Love Our Vets With PTSD

About The Book:  Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD (Deep River Books, April 2015)
Chances are that if your loved one has seen war, he or she has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at some level, and you who love your veteran will also be deeply and profoundly affected.  Finally, the cries and needs of the loved ones have been addressed in this comprehensive, practical book, now newly updated in its second edition!
Love Our Vets answers more than 60 heartfelt questions, providing down-to-earth wisdom and much-needed tips for taking care of yourself. Sharing as a counselor and from her personal experience of living with a 100% disabled veteran with PTSD, Welby O'Brien gives hope, encouragement, and practical help for families and loved ones who are caught in the wake of the trauma. This book addresses a broad spectrum of issues and concerns and offers realistic wisdom from a wide variety of individuals who share from real hearts and lives.
Now newly revised and updated with additional material, the second edition of Love Our Vets continues to be enthusiastically welcomed by VA and other counselors. This is not just another book about PTSD; rather, it is a tremendous resource for families and loved ones who struggle heroically along with their vets to face the day-to-day challenges.
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About The Author:  Welby O'Brien holds a Masters Degree in counseling (Portland State University) and a teaching degree (Biola University). Author of Formerly A Wife, and Good-bye for Now (Wingspread); contributing author, Shepherding Women in Pain (Moody Press), and Chicken Soup for the Soul, Divorce and Recovery. Founder of Love Our Vets support network; wife of veteran with PTSD.  Website | Facebook
My Thoughts On This Book:  I was diagnosed with PTSD at the age of ten after witnessing my brother die. It was a secret I did not share for years.  I thought I was a freak and so I kept quiet....and so did my parents.  It was not until I was older that I began to share my dark secret with others and discovered that I was not alone.  There were many out there who shared this....people I knew....people I loved.  I chose to review this book for that very reason.  It touched home.  The book, Love Our Vets, is broken down in to 3 parts.  The first section is called "Reaffirm." This section is filled with a number of questions and answers that are often asked.  The second section, "Replenish," talks about meeting the needs of the loved ones....the ones who care for the person suffering.  People need to understand that when someone you love suffers from PTSD....everyone suffers.  The last section is "Reflect" and contains a number of touching personal stories. There is a section to aid in a group discussion and a section on prayer.  It is practical book and not a light and easy read.  It deals with a hard subject.  I would recommend this book for anyone with a friend, neighbor, or loved one who suffers from PTSD.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Deep River Books and the Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Debby@Just Breathe said...

This books sounds very good. I have a dear friend who recently ended up losing her son because of PTSD after his time in the service.

Welby O'Brien said...

Thank you so much for your review. As you have shared from your own life, having PTSD from ANY trauma can change you forever. But the good news is that no one needs to go it alone. God bless you! ~Welby