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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness
When someone you love is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the smallest annoyance can trigger emotional outbursts or anxious feelings of despair. The toll on others can be overwhelming. Job 18:11 really describes PTSD, “Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.”
It’s why I’m thankful that Joni and Friends hosts Wounded Warrior Getaways for the entire family. This Family Retreat is Specifically designed for American servicemen and women who have visible and invisible wounds as a result of war. These getaways provide a wide range of accessible family activities, powerful speakers, one-on-one networking, and time in God’s Word.
But disabled military servicemen and women are not the only ones who suffer from PTSD. Statistics tell us that as much as 7-8 percent of the population will live with PTSD at some point in their lives. Those stats show that a lot of people live with the after-effects of life-altering trauma.
June is PTSD Awareness Month, so take a few minutes to listen and learn more about this debilitating disorder. And then share it!
The event occurred in the past, possibly many years ago, but you still carry it with you wherever you go. Some days the memory keeps replaying over and over again in your mind. You feel angry, jumpy, maybe even guilty or ashamed. You want to move on with your life and wonder why you can’t just “get over it.
With wisdom and compassion gleaned from many years of counseling, Timothy S. Lane walks with you through this difficult struggle. As he unpacks God’s message to you in the Bible, you will begin to realize that you are not alone in your struggle. Christ, who Himself suffered intensely, is with you. You can trust him to guide you through the gradual process of healing.