Do you spend hours scouring the internet for answers, help, and support regarding CPTSD and PTSD Resources? Reduce the time you spend googling for the answers and support systems that you want. Over the last two years I have visited thousands of sits. The list below are the most trusted and helpful resources out there.
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CPTSD and PTSD Resources
I am a father two and a husband of one very understanding wife. Additionally, I am a guest speaker on this awesome radio show that’s all about PTSD. I am a medically retired Special Forces Soldier, who has PTSD. My name is Dave, I have gone by my last name for a long time, Brock, or some have called me “Techno Viking”. If you YouTube “Techno Viking”, you will soon see what happened. The name was given to me by one of the Chris’ I had the pleasure of serving with in Special Forces. I shaved my head bald and grew a beard, and “Techno Viking” was similar hair style.
I chose the name PTSDDaddy to highlight that although individuals have PTSD, that is not the complete definition of who they are. I wanted to say look, I am a dad and I have PTSD. I do not have an “either/or” option. This is very important fact to relate to people. I gave up the “whoa is me” option when I decided to have kids. I do not care what your political correctness may say. When you are a dad everything you do is for your children. They ARE your world. Yes, the PTSD takes control at times, but I fight it. I don’t win every battle but I fight every battle. Without my wife and kids I wouldn’t have the energy to continue to fight. I am a father, and I do have PTSD. Follow my battle at http://www.davidjbrock.com
Betty is a mother and has PTSD. She is a recovering substance abuser and shares her own experiences and other’s life experiences. Her blog provides education, support, and much more! Check out “Tales From The Other Side” which features people who do not have PTSD themselves but live with someone who does – It’s a terrific outside perspective.
Jamie, author of “A Soldier’s Tale – A Newfoundland Soldier in Afghanistan.” began gaining a lot of exposure making connections all over the world. His website is a non-profit with a mission to help those suffering from PTSD. He has several Facebook pages that meet different PTSD survivor’s needs. And has a YouTube channel.
PsychCentral has a mental health library. This is our primary library for all of our articles on mental health, relationships, parenting, children, human behavior and psychology. They include PTSD resources, a category for PTSD that contains so much helpful information from people with PTSD, Industry Professionals, and Medical Providers.
Their mission is to transform. society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever. They carry out this mission in three ways: Healing, Education and Advocacy. Additionally, they conduct all activities with the underlying spirit of collaboration, supporting and affirming existing services for survivors and efforts to end violence and abuse. I invite you to connect with them on social media—on their Facebook page and through Twitter.
A personal PTSD, CPTSD, and anxiety coach focusing on the pain and suffering that holds you to ransom every single day at a high enough level that you are ready to get rid of it? Are the Flashbacks, Triggers and Nightmares so frequent and possessing that you want to take them away..? You can remove these, and other symptoms of PTSD fast. There is no reason you to have to live with this for months, years or even decades. Visit Mr. Baystons website and social media channels to learn more about his revolutionary therapy! Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
Drugrehab.com is an online information center dedicated to those battling addiction, mental health issues and PTSD. Their goal is to equip families with the necessary tools and resources to guide them on the road to recovery. You can access the site here: www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/ptsd/ or call 877-695-5395
The VA fully covers the costs of a custom engraved medical ID which can be ordered through a VA clinician. Veterans need to fill-out the VA information sheet to provide engraving information and the medical ID of their choice from the range available. If you are a VA clinician or health professional, request free printed forms, a veteran medical ID display, and a medical ID sample for your clinic here.
My Favorite Books
- The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship by: Diane England saved my marriage! This is my number one PTSD resources go to. I then read the other books listed below and they all played a huge role in our recovery. I highly recommend them. Here’s my take on each book listed:
- Mindfulness by: Tessa Watt, taught my husband and I how to reenter quickly when anxiety levels started to escalate. At first my husband refused to read this, stating it was nonsense and for people who really need help. But he was/is one of “those people who really need help”! After he saw how much help these lessons did for me he couldn’t put the book down. He found it to be full of PTSD resources. He took it everywhere with him. I read one chapter at a time and practiced the exercise taught in that chapter before moving onto the next chapter. Some of exercises can feel a little uncomfortable at first but after you get used to them and see the amazing results, they becomes instinctive behaviors that you will find yourself naturally doing to prepare for a CPTSD or PTSD episode. This book will help you find peace during an episode of your loved one.
- The PTSD Workbook by: Mary beth Williams, I’m going to be completely honest and say that when my husband started reading this and completing the work pages it was very triggering. His PTSD was triggered right away and he went from calm to full-blown episode in 30 seconds. Due to this he put the book down and didn’t attempt reading it again for months. I wasn’t sure this gave good PTSD resources at first. But, once he picked it back up and slowly worked through each technique and worksheet we noticed a reduction in his symptoms. He was also able to get rid of many triggers because of this book! Its excellent self-help.
- The 4:8 Principal by: Tommy Newberry, is an old favorite of mine. I read it every year to realign my thought process. My husband has learned a lot about the power of positive thinking through reading this book. He has read it three times over the last two years! Although this is not written on PTSD i feel it makes a great addition to our PTSD resources. This book teaches you how to refocus your thoughts from self-sabotaging thoughts. It also shares how to remove negative thought-provoking things from your life. This book references the Bible verse, Philippians 4:8, but is not a Bible thumper kind of read. It’s very well written and fun to read from the first page to the last.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship by: Diane England, saved my marriage. It wasnt until i read this book that i started to better understand my husband’s condition. I also learned a lot about myself and put into practice some of the coping strategies since my husband’s PTSD affected my mental state too. Its written in a simple way for us non-medical personnel to understand including a multitude of CPTSD and PTSD resources. I love how it teaches about PTSD and what you as a supporting spouse can do for both your spouse and your marriage. On amazon there was a link to download it for FREE! But if you are like me, I purchased the paper back which you can do by clicking on the book image below.
More CPTSD and PTSD Resources to come
I am going through the many articles that I have saved over the last two years and will be adding more trusted resources very soon.