Thursday, November 17, 2016
Love Our Vets (Review)
This review is for the book "Love Our Vets" by Welby O'Brien. I absolutely loved this book. It is so unfortunate that PTSD is often a silent struggle, or misunderstood. There are so many vets that struggle with PTSD, and without proper counseling, it is extremely hard for families and vets to cope with a diagnosis. Actually, many times, vets are not properly diagnosed, which is even worse. This book is incredible because it goes through three different aspects of living with someone who has PTSD - "reaffirm" which is a section of discussion questions, "replenish" which talks about how to take care of yourself, and "reflect" which tells real-life wisdom that has been taken from people actually in these scenarios. All three of these parts are so important. I think the "reaffirm" section is incredibly important because it answers so many tough questions that have to do with the disconnect of emotions that PTSD can cause, how to pray for your vet, and how to deal with nightmares. There are so many details in this section that you are probably dealing with for the first time ever, whether you are the parent, child, or significant other of a vet with PTSD. I believe this book should be read by everyone who has a loved one in the service, because you never know when you will need to put this wisdom to use in real life.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book.