Vets With PTSD Can Take Charge of Their Recovery
Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder deserve to get all the help they need, both from the government that sent them to war and from the society that they protected through their sacrifices. Fortunately, the availability and effectiveness of PTSD treatment for vets is improving along with the public’s understanding and acceptance of those with the disorder. However, the attitudes and actions of PTSD sufferers themselves can often make a big difference in their recovery.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to conditions and experiences during military service that have resulted in PTSD, you or the veteran affected should without question seek professional help. In the course of treatment, however, even a counselor or psychologist will tell recommend that a PTSD sufferer take steps to improve his or her own mental health. These “self-help” steps are probably as important to a thorough recovery as counseling itself. Actively participating in overcoming PTSD through everyday actions will result in a far better outcome than just attending periodic therapy sessions.
Here are some of the things that veterans with PTSD can do for themselves that will almost certainly make their lives and their family’s lives better, one day at a time:
Again, the above recommendations are things to do in addition to participating in professional counseling or therapy. One of the top treatment options for PTSD sufferers is The Center for Counseling and Health Resources in Edmonds, Washington. Founded by psychologist and author Dr. Gregory Jantz, The Center is dedicated to helping people overcome challenges such as PTSD using a “whole-person” approach that compassionately addresses each client’s emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs. The Center is truly “A Place of Hope” for PTSD sufferers. Call today for a free consultation at 1-888-771-5166.