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S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. 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You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
The Future of Ecstasy Plus Therapy for PTSD
"We have staff writer and editor kelly cervix. She's here to talk about the future of md m a this is a controlled. Substance sometimes called ecstasy or molly that has had some success in clinical trials for ptsd alongside talk therapy. Okay kelly how you doing. I'm doing okay. How are you sarah. Good i'm good. Let's start with the recent clinical trial results of md m. a. and therapy that was tested on. Ptsd patients. how did that go. How did that work. So there were ninety people in this study who were revised to get kind of a unique course of psychotherapy. They had a series of preparatory sessions with a trained therapist and then they got three eight hour long experimental sessions where they got either. Md ama or a placebo and then they got this series of sort of integration sessions to process that experience and the results were that two months after the last experimental session the difference between the drug and the placebo groups was pretty clear. Sixty seven percent of the participants who got md may no longer met the diagnostic criteria for ptsd at that point compared with thirty two percent of those who got placebo so this is sort of the the biggest and most thorough study of its kind to really find potential benefits of this drug in ptsd. What are the effects of this drug and people. I think maybe from popular culture people might think of it as something you take in a nightclub. Yeah this has definitely a reputation of a club drug that. I think that these investigators are really trying to overcome and may have a lot of complicated mechanisms and we don't understand all of them but it's thought that many of its effects come from its ability to increase certain neuro transmitters in the brain including dopamine and serotonin and so people sometimes described euphoric experience. Sometimes a sense of openness and sort of a heightened ability for empathy and you can imagine that something that in the case of ptsd therapists might aimed to exploit if a trauma survivors facing intrusive flashbacks in israeli avoiding these disturbing memories of something that happened to them. This drug might give them sort of less. Fearful less judgmental state in which to reflect on and process. What happened to them. That's the
Nurses Have Been Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Podcast. APP mic over 19 pandemic has pushed many local nurses to the verge of burnout. Washington Post Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that three out of 10 Healthcare workers have considered getting out of the field. Almost Suzanne Font takes a closer look at the ongoing nursing shortage. We asked the Department of Health exactly how seriously nursing shortages but they haven't been able to give us exact numbers. What we do know is there's about 140,000 licensed nurses in Washington state, and the nursing shortage has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Samantha Conley is a nurse at Harborview Medical Center in Trauma and PTSD is going to really start to build up and I really worried that we're gonna come up on a big deflation of the profession. Clinton Hospital Association says it has worked with the state to expedite licensing for nurses from other states and new graduate nurses. The group also has asked the state to move those patients that don't need to be in the hospital to care centers to free up more nurses. Hospitals also continue to rely on travel nurses for help, but
A highlight from S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
"May is mental health awareness month. And i felt it only right to release an episode focusing on the topic of mental health. Now if you've listened to the podcast for any length of time you've no doubt heard me talk about my own struggles with ptsd depression and mon experiences. Not all that uncommon in the veteran community. What you don't often hear though is from the veteran's spouse and on today's episode. I get to sit down with my wife patricia. As she shares the story of her own emotional journey with mental health diagnoses medications. Hospital stays and a whole lot more. This is the we serve now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life by way of introduction my name is aaron perkins i am a us army combat veteran daddy to amazing kiddos. Host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here excited to talk about a subject that i'm passionate about. Yeah absolutely absolutely well. Great to have you here. I'm i'm incredibly happy that you agreed to be on the show. Usually it is me saying. Hey i'm going to be recording tonight. So if you you and the kids can kind of keep it down a little bit and but really really grateful that you here today. So today was one of many days where you're going through this. I don't know call procedure or treatment treatment. Okay so so. Obviously i went with you. Today is able to accompany you to that treatment and it specifically four depression right and so start with today. Let's start with today in a kind of what happened today. And what the treatment is. And let's start there. Sure okay so. The treatment is called. Tm s it means trans cranial magnetic stimulation menendez Treatment that oddly. Enough stimulates your brain. It's post what is supposed to do is to help the neurotransmitters talk to each other better and it is usually reserved for someone who's tried a few different types of medication for depression but it also helps with like anxiety. Ocd and sometimes even physical pain. Okay so so so. This is not a it. Sounds like it's a noninvasive. It's not a surgery type of thing so basically the way they explain it. It's like electromagnetic therapy. Where like in the old days where they would maybe cut. Open your head and maybe electric your brain things like that but this obviously they're not doing that. You can sit down in this chair. It's kind of like the big dentist chair. They strap you all in and they put this big magnet next to your head in a certain spot at a certain level. It's already been determined by your doctor and it made me last twenty minutes. And then you're you're on your way okay. So is that it's not obviously. I know this right before listeners. This is not like a one time thing. This is one of how many treatments you have to get. Okay so today was off my fourth treatment and i think if i did the math right i have at least thirty three more to go. So it's over a nine week period and because of where we live. I have to drive basically an hour and a half to get there. And then i'm there for fifteen to twenty minutes in the drive an hour and a half and and yeah i i definitely know that. That part in itself is frustrating. The drive so let's go back a little bit now so you're having this it might not be invasive but stewart pretty extreme treatment of kind of remapping your brain right yes. It's it's had some side effects already some some anger some tiredness Brain fog lightheadedness. The way the only way. I can explain it. It's like there's a big garden with a huge gate and there's all these locks and each treatment seems to slowly work open a new lock and then hopefully by the end all the locks will be open and king come open and i can be free of depression anxiety. I don't know if that's going to happen. I have faith that it can happen so hopefully it does happen. You me both you both so so take us back a little bit. How did you get to this point. You know obviously you. Have you know some sort of depression or anxiety or whatever take us back to diagnoses and that sort of thing so i i got diagnosed probably sixteen years ago like actual clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder and house have severe anxiety. I have d. c. Ptsd so what is so ptsd. I know what is cd. Basically childhood post traumatic stress disorder. And then i have. Ocd okay so so ptsd. Veteran community intimately familiar with cps d c p s de. It is then the so. How did that come about. I mean this this is like you know really getting into the nitty gritty of it a little bit but i had parent you know. I had parents that. They weren't believers not that that makes you any less of a good parent but they were involved with things that they shouldn't have been involved with and they didn't have a good relationship with one another so that meant a very rocky relationship with their children and so without getting into too much and making people uncomfortable. This is a really bad childhood really bad and even in my teenage years there was some other stuff that was really bad. So just you know things that people don't really think about as being post traumatic stress disorder. I've heard other people say. How can you even have that. You weren't a soldier. Well that's not reserved for soldiers or servicemen period. Post traumatic stress can happen after a car accident after your home gets broken into after a traumatic. Any traumatic experience you can. Pdf st right right so so with depression. You were diagnosed. She said sixteen years ago crack and so did the anxiety diagnosis. Come along with that or out of that will work. It was shortly after. I think they at i thought maybe it was just really bad depression and they realized that it was both mint so they started treatment to different treatments who different medications and over the years between the two just the depression and anxiety. I know i've had over sixteen or seventeen medications and sixteen or seventeen. I didn't know there were that many others time for i mean i know. There's a lot of medications out there right. But most i know i i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say most people when they're struggling with anxiety depression or even if they do have a legitimate diagnosis of anxiety. Depression or both. It's okay let me go get this. Let me go try it. You know and then if that doesn't work maybe they go try something else but sixteen or seventeen that that just sounds like an extreme number is sensitive to medications and so what may work for a lot of people. Just doesn't seem to work for me. Or i ended up being allergic to it but i will say that i did. This test called a g. e. n. e. s. t. and it's a dna test and that's something that you're psychiatrists can do for you. There is a cost involved but it will tell you which medications and you know. They're all different classes. Work for your dna type so you have a red section and you should stay away from those. You have a yellow section. That may help. And then you have. A green section is more likely to help with your dna type so that can help a lot of people. Stay away from having to try sixteen or seventeen different medications. Sure sure that that's a really good point. And obviously you. You didn't take that 'til later. Right actually took it last year. Yeah so the break i. I wish i could have taken ten years ago. But i don't think even knew about it and that's another thing i would say. Is you know educate yourself. Don't wait on your doctors to find all the resolutions for you. Like feel free to look and research and bring it up to your doctor. you know. it's a good point. So medication is just one side of the depression anxiety. Ptsd just one side of it before the medication happens. There's something that either. Your doctors realize your families realize or you personally realize something different in me. Something is not working as it's supposed to or it's manifesting in in a certain way and i know that when it comes to ptsd specifically it manifests itself in a lot of different ways. They can manifest itself in anger in inability to focus and chronic pain. In a guilt it can manifest itself in different ways. So let's focus on the. Let's say let's. Let's go with depression right the major depressive disorder. How did that or does that manifest itself in your life. The first time. I realized that i might have an issue with. Depression was actually. I had a really bad episode. After i had caitlin so caitlyn's daughter. Sorry caitlyn's her daughter. Yeah she's fourteen now. After i had her. I was sitting just watching tv. And she was sitting there beside me and her little old bouncy seat. And i actually started having these really dark feelings kind of like oppression and actually that coincided with an anxiety attack as well and actually got rushed to the hospital because they thought i was having a pulmonary. Embolism so they thought that. I had blood clots. I was about to die. You know there was but it was a mixture of depressive episode and anxiety attack which i had never felt before and that really scared me and the doctors were able to put me on medication to help with that. It did not stop it but it did help. Sure sure so what what happens next. You know you're you're on this medication. It's helping look what happens. Is there a point at which you realize. That medication isn't working or isn't working as well as it should. Yeah most doctors will tell you you know. Give it two or three weeks to really get in your system if you don't see any changes or if you see getting worse than you're to want to let us know so that we can adjust or change that medication and over the years. That has happened so often. That i i got to this place and i'll say that it's okay to do this if you need to. Own your closet by yourself and cry for a little while. 'cause you're just overwhelmed and nothing seems to be working and you want so badly to be quote unquote normal. Go have cry. Go eat ice cream or chocolate or something. I don't even care. It's okay to do those things. But i got to this place where i was like. None of this is working. I need something completely different. And i think that's when. I did the insight site testing because most of the medications that i had been put on. Were in my red list more in the list that was for your dna. These are not going to work for you. Oh wow so going through this process and the truth is i didn't even realize this at the time we've been married for fifteen plus years and i knew that kept having different medications tried and you like oh. This is not working but we had no idea why. It's not working until this test. You didn't says hey this might actually work for you Yeah that's that stuff okay. So what about the anxiety piece you know. It started with an executive attack How does that manifest itself or did it manifest itself in your life. So i have an odd anxiety like i have panic. Attacks panic attacks but generally speaking. I'm just anxious and it's like my anxiety and my ocd. Like to just hold hands and frolic through my brain and so what. I'm feeling extremely anxious. I have to clean everything so it's kind of like since i can't control my emotions i can't control what's going on in the world. My brain has to find something that can control and the cleanliness in my house. I can control thankfully because you and the kids are pretty neat people. But i have to do have to be able to do something. Control something to calm down. If i don't do that ended up in the closet crying eating chocolate well like you said. That's okay if you have to do. It's not not not every day but so talked about the depression. Talk about the anxiety. Ptsd how does that manifest itself in your life on a day-to-day basis weekly basis. How how often what does it feel like said the. Ptsd is like a whole different monster. That lives somewhere inside of my person. And the worst episodes i have with. Ptsd is when my children especially caitlyn our daughter when she reaches those age those ages where you've espn we. We had talked about this a little bit today. As we're preparing for the podcast but it was as a recall kind of like the same ages or proxy ages where something traumatic happened in your own childhood right so so then. My brain is like imagine that happening to kaitlin. Imagine that having to our son. Christopher and then it's like this overwhelming like it's not a mama bear feeling is a mama dragon. And it's like i will. I will died to protect but at the same time. It's then there's this the the little girl in me is like. How could my mom have let that happen. How could my dad have let that happen. Where was the the parental. where were they. Why did these things even happened. That i have this trauma but we're all human doing the best. We can now. That i'm older i can. I can look at my pass without being completely angry with my parents because they were just doing their best as well. Sure sure so. 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That will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today. Alright so here we are back. Second half of the show here with my wife patricia talking about mental health. And it's okay. She's looking at me right now. She's like oh just made a noise like it's okay. Well we'll cleared up. It's fine and so so anyway so here talking to my wife patricia about mental health and about her own challenges and struggles with it. And so obviously there's no one in your corner so to speak. I mean there's the stigma associated with it but there's also no one kind of coaching. You through this of like okay. Well if this isn't working here's what you do right not currently. I've had counselors in the past. You know and they've we've tried to work through things. I have been the hospital couple of times. And i think there's a lot of people who mean well but it doesn't mean it's going to work for you and so i feel it's important that people understand that if you do have a mental illness. It's okay to research an advocate for yourself. You don't have to wait on a doctor or counselor or someone who you feel like is more intelligent or just because they have letters after their name that they know you better than you do feel free. No not feel free. Please speak for yourself. that's huge. That is so huge. And i think that advocating for yourself is such a critical element of getting the help you need. Because when i think of veterans who are struggling right. You know whether whether it's a physical health or mental health concern. They know themselves like better than anyone else knows them and so when they go to the doctor when i as a veteran go to the doctor i have an obligation to myself right to be as honest and as really a as direct as i can like look. This is the problem. This is how. I'm feeling. I'm here for you to help me fix it right. But then there's the stigma especially in the military community. Where if something isn't working right in your brain you're not working right. Oh absolutely that is the stigma is is really and i think the worst thing about mental health diagnoses today at least in america. If not all over the world it absolutely needs to be normalized that your your brain is an oregon and just like your heart and all your heart muscle but you could knees your liver. If any of those things were failing if they weren't working like they were supposed to have so many people around you. Hey what can i do for you. What can i do for your family. Could i get my blood tested to see if i could be donor. How in the world could make your life better but you hear someone is in a three month depressive episode and they can't even get out of bed. I don't see people lining up with casseroles. I don't know. I don't see that happening. You know if you have to leave an event because you had an anxiety attack there's whispers. There's not help this is strong. It is so strong. And there's a you know within the military there is a fear and i will say rightly so that if you say hey i have this particular mental condition it can potentially impact your career and in the civilian world because well as a mom i if another mom i don't know maybe somebody's going to hear this and maybe they don't want their kids hanging out but as a mom you think. Oh can this person actually take care of my kid. While i'm away or is everything issue going to be too overwhelmed. Is she going to have some kind of attack. That i don okay. If you know somebody like that. Just educate yourself right and know that that person wouldn't take on that responsibility if they didn't feel they could handle it. Yeah absolutely and you know. That's a critical point to is. There is so much misinformation out there about mental health. And you know here's the thing. Hollywood doesn't help and i'm not going to rant. I'm not. I'm not trying to say like oh. Don't make movies about people with mental conditions. You know but there is this you know. The joker movie that just came out with a joaquin phoenix. That's joker yeah. Okay so you know. He obviously has a mental health problem. It looks like severe depression and he turns out to be this mass murderer. Right and so people associate edison. He's bipolar but go ahead. Fair enough fair enough so people associate those mental health conditions with something so extreme that they saw on a screen or read an article. now there are extreme cases. it's true. I mean you can't just say that that. No one is that bad off but there are people that bad off that they're not usually the people who look like they're doing okay. There those the people who are really struggling there are more signs right than than you just meeting them. Like if i just walked up to you and said hi. My name's patricia. Perkin tie you doing. You would never think i had five mental disorders right. You know someone. who's that far gone. You know they're going to be showing signs. Oh yeah absolutely for sure for sure and you know the thing is when it comes to mental health when it comes to you know having a a severe enough level of mental health challenges concerns whatever. You wanna call them. If you don't have an official diagnosis right there are so many. I guess levels is probably the best way to put it of of severity. Because you know like saying. Hey i'm feeling depressed for a couple of weeks is a far cry from major depressive disorder right okay. Yeah may i believe probably should have been a little more research but it would be depressed for at least six months before. It is a clinical diagnosis. And so there's going to be events someone dies. A friend moves away. You have to switch jobs then you could go through a you know a few days or a week of feeling depressed. That's normal. yeah exactly. That's the normal depression. That's not the go quick. It'll medication so you can feel better. That's right it's just a normal life happens and you get down and i've even had people say to me. Well you know you have a lot of stuff. You're very blessed. You have a nice home. You have a great husband. Smart kids you you you have you have you have you have. That has nothing to do. With what my brain is doing. I have the intelligence to know that. I a blessed person a blessed individual but that does not mean that my brain is going to let me enjoy all the time. Yeah that's so true. That is so true. And so i just saw an article earlier today from cnbc said fifty one percent of young americans are struggling with mental health. Fifty one percent. I can believe and i think a lot of that if i can just put in. My personal opinion is social media. I'm sure you constantly see people who are throwing up. There highlight reels on instagram. And some of them still on facebook and then those who are throwing out things on twitter but there you're not getting their whole life you don't read what's actually going on. I mean if people looked at my facebook they would see highlights. Because i want to show the good. I don't want to show the days. I don't wanna get out bed. Showed the days where. I'm like begrudgingly. Driving my kids to school because i have to. I'm an adult to do these things. You don't see those things and especially the generation under us. They're so obsessed with social media that they think that's real life. I mean i have a good life. But it's not insta worthy like everything. I do isn't gonna be popping up on instagram. Because it's not real life right. That's just advertising then like you said it's just highlights right. Yeah and so. I want to go back to the stigma piece for just a minute. Because that's a piece that i'm really passionate about and you know in the military you know being healthy being fit to fight. That's part of the job if you're broken your broken leg unit can't use you to go to war right. You have to get that leg fixed. I if you're broken mentally your unit may not be able to use you to go to war because like there's something wrong with you and like the. The thing is with the stigma. It's okay in you know outside of the military that things that your body or your brain is not working like it's supposed to and i've heard so many veterans so min- countless veterans really be rating their brothers and sisters in arms when they talk about having. Ptsd like your combat. Experience was different than mine. Therefore you don't have ptsd or you can't be depressed or you can't be anxious like you're just whining because you want to get paid from the va. You want the va to take care of you. That's ridiculous it. It really is our veterans out there who just looking for that that extra little bit of money out a month sure. There are but by and large the majority of veterans who who are having the courage to stand up and say. Hey i got something wrong in my brain. It's not working like supposed to. They should be applauded and say you know what that is. Surreal courage that you having right now to go and say i need help. Yes it takes a ton of courage and just in time out of being a military spouse and then my time out of it and interacting with veterans and even people who are still currently serving. They they have these but they don't even know how to say it out loud. They will become an alcoholic. But there's nothing wrong with me. I had no problem with war. Or when they get out of the military you know they get hooked on drugs. Oh in the military didn't affect me very much. I'll have i don't have any. Ptsd that that crazy stuff you know or all of a sudden. They're wife isn't good enough. Their kids aren't good enough and they want to be away from them at all times. They don't want that interaction but they say they're fine because they're afraid to say i might be broken inside and might need some help. So instead of having the courage to say that they are literally ruining their lives in other ways right what alcohol would drugs with breaking up their homes with neglecting their responsibilities. That's may there's so much i want to. I want to fix it right. I want to fix the stigma. Problem wanted but there is no easy way to do it. But i think what we're doing right here is having the conversation for the world to hear that. Look it's not just veterans. It's not just veteran spouses. It's according to that article. Fifty one percent of young americans who are struggling with some sort of mental health condition right regardless of what title you go by better in active duty man woman boy girl. Mental health is no respecter of persons. I'm sorry mental illness right. No you're right and mental health needs. You know it doesn't matter who you are. What are what color you are just like any like. I said any other body part in any other thing. That may need attention. Don't be afraid to give it that attention. Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out. Don't let the stigma hold down. Yeah for sure so from our conversation today. I know we're running up on time. So we're gonna wind this down and you know. Obviously you and. I have talked about this a lot and me in the future. I'm sure we will get you back on the show and talk and talk about about this and how fixing your life especially how the team s treatment is grain because he you know. I'm not afraid to talk about right. My inner demons especially can help somebody else. I feel like i feel like god puts us through situation so that we can help other people and if we can't take the bad and turn it around and help someone than what's it for and i have to have faith that it's it's to help others. Sure sure so. We have alluded to these three big takeaways right like the big takeaways from this episode. We've alluded to them throughout the episode. We've talked about them. We've even said them but remind us remind listeners. What those big three takeaways are from listening to this. I would say the first one is to advocate for yourself like i said. Don't be to research. Don't be afraid to figure out what might work for you. Ask for the jewish site testing. Ask for even if you've been on medication for a long time talking about the s you know there are other ways to go about it than just constantly saying in that cycle of pill after pill after pill with no results there. There is light at the end of the tunnel. So don't be afraid to say. Hey i think this might help me. What do you think. Don't wait on them. The second one i would say is. Don't let the stigma prevent you from seeking help Let's there is nothing wrong with you. If you have mental illness nothing like innately wrong review. You are just a person who is struggling and number three. I would say no that you are not alone like you were saying that article fifty one percent of young americans. This isn't even us. The older americans during these are young americans who were struggling. You're not alone. find group. fine fine started group. It right to you know. Don't don't stay alone either. When you isolate yourself things. Things often get worse so definitely seek out others who may have similar problems going on that you can talk through to to have some sort of accountability with and accountability is huge. It is huge and those are the three big ones. But i wanted to add one more. And it's something that i've done personally and it has to do with what i was talking about with social media and it's so funny because our pastors just said at this sunday delete block. You do not have to look at sally. Suzy sampson's and wish it was yours. Delete her blocking her. If if watching her highlight reel is taking your joy. Delete her if mr man who has it all together all the money all the muscles and the most beautiful wife you've ever seen if that stealing your joy delete him bought him because you need to focus on you and yours is so good. That is so so good so patricia. It is been an amazing conversation with you. I wanna thank you personally. Thank you for your courage to come on the show and talk about not just health in general but your own mental health your own struggles with the diagnoses. You know you've had hospital stays as a result had so many things going your life and so thank you so much for talking about this important topic with us you know. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is. This have accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ and before we go one thing. Patricia wanted me to point out was earlier. she referenced. cpt. St and she called it childhood. Ptsd it is actually complex. Ptsd would she informed me of later in complex. Ptsd is brought about from long term trauma that might be physical emotional sexual abuse own going childhood neglect things like that. It could even be a prisoner of war type of situation that brings about complex. Ptsd so just clarification. There that that was what she was referencing in the second. Half of the episode. You may have heard probably did hear a lot of clicking in the background while that clicking was my burien husky running around on a hardwood floor and unfortunately we can't edit that out he just kind of made a cameo appearance on the podcast so that dog is the way i deal with my ptsd and depression having a pet. It just helps a lot so anyway. Thank you so much for listening. It has been a joy sharing our hearts with you today. Be sure to check us out on social media. We at facebook at courage to fight again. Instagram also occurred to fight again and twitter at courage again and check us out on our website at courage to fight again dot com a whole lot. More resources there well until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
How Writing Saved My Life With Cici Raegan
"Cc. Reagan is recovering addict and a domestic abuse survivor with a really difficult upbringing. Lennon abusive partner. The old swiss stacked again see and she became an alcoholic but she also found solace in her writing as she puts it writing. That's been paramount in her heat. Princess on its saved her life many times most certainly her. She saved her own life. But she's helping others to heal using the power of poetry and writing. Let's have a listen to her inspirational story. I see i live in new castle in the uk. And i've been here for a few years now. But i'm originally from north carolina in the states so it's quite a bit of a change skirt about to your teenage is you. You've helped Quite a difficult life. See i appreciate that but all the more amazing that you doing all this work that day. Now and helping the people so let. Let's skip out to your teenage years. I gather you were diagnosed with. Ptsd living with your collect fall. So can you take us back to those days and take us forward from them. Maybe yeah okay so My dad was always an alcoholic and so his dad Kind of runs in the family. I find that sometimes people in recovery kinda come by it honestly. Yeah i was living with. My parents were married for. Nineteen almost twenty years They had me and my sister Who i'm six years older than her. It was mostly like emotional abuse and things but there was some like some physical and sexual abuse in childhood as well That i was able to shield my sister from like my family. Didn't really know and my mom didn't really now. Until i finally told them and it was a whole
Earth Day Reflections: Belonging to the Earth
"Welcome anonymous dan. My friends really good to be with you. This evening's reflections are in honor of earth day. Which is tomorrow. I thought i'd start with a favourite story. this is a story about mullah nozzle who's sufi weisman also somewhat of a jokester and in this story. He's resting under the shade of a tall luscious walnut tree and as he's daydreaming he notices these huge pumpkins that are growing on delicate vine snaking across the ground and then he looks up and a squint semi cici's tiny little walnuts growing on these magnificent trees and he says how strange mother nature is and he's thinking plump pumpkins grow on the spine the little vines while these little walnuts have their own impressive tree and just then a walnut fell from above and it landed with a you know on on mullah nazar dean's head and he rubs his sore head and picks up the fallen walnut and it looks high up toward the branches of the tree then he looks over thankfully at swollen pumpkins growing safely on the ground and he says oh mother nature. You are wise and i love this because as we know there are just so many learnings and insights being in the natural world as well as healing. There's a growing scientific. Fueled echo therapy. Some are familiar and if you do a review of the literature national institute of health research is demonstrating the positive impact of nature whether seeing pictures are being outside on longevity on medical recovery. Pain reduction Ptsd stress in attention deficit dementia anxiety depression loneliness spiritual wellbeing nature being in nature affects relating with others. We become more generous. There's more pro social behavior
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S6 E8 - Life: TBD
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions. After leaving the military in the lack of answers has left you frustrated in probably more than a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of what can sometimes be craziness that is your life after the military. See you can turn your post military life into your best life. Now when i was working on this show. I thought you know. I don't even know what this next. Show season six episode. Eight is going to be about so in the show. Topic is making my notes. I just put to be determined. Dvd to be determined. And i thought you know what that is a perfect title or or maybe more appropriately. I think it's a good topic especially right now as it feels like we are nearing the end of this year. Long over a year now global pandemic that is covid nineteen and the truth is it's it feels like our lives have been in a to be determined status for that entire time right so you can't go anywhere you can't really get out of the house much. Could there's not a lot to do now if you like the outdoors. Maybe this was the perfect time for you to do that. but you wanna go shopping. You want to go out to dinner somewhere. We'll sorry you can't because everything is closed so our lives of felt like we're in a to be determined status but you know pandemic aside. Maybe you're wondering some more practical things you know. Maybe you're wondering if you ever be happy or if you ever get married or if you'll ever have kids or maybe you're wondering if the tonight is in your ears. Whatever shut up. I know i wonder sometimes. Or if you're ptsd symptoms will ever subside. I'm willing to bet that you felt an and maybe you're feeling right now that your life is on hold it. It's all in this kind of this murky to be determined status so my question to you is this. How will you know when your life is no longer on. Hold in this episode. I'm gonna share six elements of forward progress with you and buckle up. Because they're not easy. But i can assure you they are worth it. So by way of introduction mining aaron perkins. I'm a us army combat veteran also hosted. This podcast. I've been focusing on the veteran community. You basically ever. Since i got out you know i should be more honest with that right for a very long time after i got out on myself and focused on figuring out what my next steps were what my forward progress looked like once. I finally kind of got a handle on what my own life was looking like or what. It should look like what i wanted it to look like. I thought you know what. I can't keep this to myself. This is not something that i can say. Okay well i figured it out. All my other veteran brothers and sisters can just figure it out for themselves. So i wrote a book called resolve. That is a step by step guide. That takes you through the process of rediscovering purpose after the military but that aside today i want to talk about something really specific and and and a lot of the elements of the book. Come into to today's show. But i want to talk about those six elements afford progress with you. So look no matter where you're at you can live your best life. No matter what phase your life is in your best days are ahead of you and that and that's a key element and it leads right into this first piece. I want to talk about. Get your mind right. And i know you've heard so much about it. No doubt about mindset and how important your mindset is and how much it matters this. Honestly the most important aspect. Because if you don't get your mind right you are setting yourself up for failure if you are going into any challenge. Excuse me any challenge in your life. And you haven't i said okay. Let me you visualize what i'm going to do. Maybe let me rehearse it so to speak. Let me planet out now. Let me go tackle it. If you don't do those things then you are really like. I said setting yourself up to fail but more important than all those all. Those things i just mentioned is what comes before that and that is believing that you're going to be successful. So here's the thing when it comes to mind set right. It is not just a one time event. It's not just this decision. You make to say okay. Well i'm going to be Positive in this particular in this particular regard or I am going to say okay. I'm gonna change my mindset for this one time only. I know i normally have a negative outlook and i think that nothing is going to go my way and i it seems like life is crashing in on me but this one time. I'm going to believe it's going to get better. It's going to be better. Look your mindset. it's a regular event. It's not just a one time event. Maybe it's daily. It might be several times a day. Mindset is absolutely huge and a big part of the mindset is asking the why behind your desire to move forward or more specifically than. This is where i told you some elements of the book will come in. Maybe even the why try and so in the resolve book So i put together for the book. What is called the nine line framework. It is a guide a plan for you. The veteran to step through one step at a time for rediscovering your purpose after the military and line one in this nine line framework is why. Try you know we've already had purpose. We've already done so many things for our country and for allies for families. Why try and that. And that's one of the questions you have to answer in the book. I share more about how to get to that point right but element too so i wanna get your mind right get that mindset all clicking in the right direction element to is discover your purpose and you've heard me talk about a few times you've heard me say that discovery purpose rediscover your purpose even on this show on this episode and again talk a lot about this in the book and i wrote it with the belief that you do not have to suffer through life after the military. I'm going to say that again. You do not have to just suffer through life after the military because there is life after your military service you know. Maybe it's a whole new career or a whole new hobby or new opportunities. You simply couldn't take advantage of you. Were in the military purpose. Looks different for all of us. When i'm friends he was a medic In my unit that we deployed with and he is. He's big into fishing like that's his thing now. I'm not talking like you know. He just goes allen out on the lake every now and then this guy is a competitive fishermen really really great at his skill set and he has found a renewed sense of purpose just in fishing. And you know what is he doing. They're right what is he who what does he really getting at when you look at it like well okay. Cool like he's into fishing. But what does that mean as far as you know his life moving forward or discovering his purpose. Look here's what. Here's what i can guarantee you. In his life in his his new fishing fishing centric life right. He's got a family and everything that he's taking care of but this this is one of the best things for him because he has a passion for it and in that passion he gets to live out what he is really loving about his life and so in his day to day life where he gets to talk about fishing and and go fishing and all this. He's building these relationships with people around him and he's doing so much that it is. It's so cool to see when a veteran really really discover is in uncovers who they're meant to be after the military and again purpose different for all of us. So where i find my purpose are where my old dock mimetic buddy found purpose and fishing. Yours is probably going to be the same and don't expect it to. You shouldn't expect it to look the same as anyone else's that's why again that i created the framework that you can use to discover your own sense of purpose and the next element that leads me right into this. One is forgive. Look forgiveness is one of the least talked about aspects of transitioning from the military and it is arguably the hardest i say arguably because some people never even come close to really dialing into what it is. They need to forgive. They need to forgive themselves. Do they need to forgive. You know an old battle buddy Unit commander you know those who've been victims of trauma or If they have. Ptsd from their from their combat service. You know what are the elements of their lives that they need to forgive and again you know i feel like i'm talking about the book a lot and i'll be honest i am because there's so much more in the book and this is line three it walks you right through the process of forgiveness and forgiveness is not saying you know what it doesn't hurt it's not saying it wasn't a big deal. Forgiveness is choosing your own freedom. And i think i said this on the last episode of but holding onto unforgiveness or or bitterness even is like setting yourself on fire and expecting the person you were bitter at or angry at or holding a grudge against expecting them to die from smoke inhalation so all forgiveness is as tough as it may be all it is all it breaks down to is that you are choosing your own freedom so get your mind right. Discover your purpose and forgive what you need to forgive. Forgive who you need to forgive. Maybe that's you. Maybe that's someone else helmet four. Uncover you in other words. Understand how you tick. What types of choices do you make in specific situations and one of the best tools for this is a personality assessment and yes. That's part of the book as well. That's part of the nine line. Framework is discovering your personality. Because let's be honest in the military you know. Personality is fine when you're hanging out with your friends or your battle buddies or whatever you want to call them right but when it comes to getting the mission done your personality kind of takes a backseat. It seems to knocking out the mission to getting to mission success getting to mission completion and so a big part of your post military life like who am i to figuring out what it is that you are not only passionate about. But what are you naturally geared toward and in the book. I use a tool called sixteen personalities. And you can check out at sixteen personalities dot com that's one six personalities dot com. There's also a myers briggs assessment. There's the disk assessment. Which kind of is how you function in a work environment and so uncovering who you are and the key elements of your personality are really critical to your moving forward in life that brings me to the fifth element. Make a plan. The fifth element of moving forward in your life is to make a plan. Don't just imagine a plan get one now. Look i want to say something about plans here. Right it's a whole lot easier to turn to the left or to the right if you're already moving. Have you ever set in a vehicle. You're sitting in the driver's seat and you turn the wheel all the way to the left. It's kinda hard to do or maybe you need to turn it all the way to the right. It's kind of hard to do because the tires just kind of moving on the on the on the surface there and you're like this is. This is really really difficult. But if you're moving you can turn the wheel just slightly to the left or to the right in. It's a whole lot easier. So when i talk about making a plan you don't have to have every single thing figured out before you start moving. Make general plan now. Look there are a lot of great plans out there. The resolve book has just one of those. Which i've mentioned is the nine line framework. Now let me be honest with you here. Scrawling down your plan on the back of a cocktail. Napkin is about one hundred miles ahead of someone who never writes down their plan at all. There is a fundamental shift in our brains in imagining a plan and then writing out that plan so make a plan element six get accountability. Accountability is like magic. If there is some magic element to rediscovering your purpose and to moving forward in your life. Accountability is really kind of that magic. And you really get to kind of see behind the curtain so to speak and it's kind of the inner workings of how that m- all that magic happens and accountability can compel you to do things. You would not ordinarily do so take for example of a group of friends right so every saturday you go for run with those friends and you know you have to get up at five thirty. Am and it's saturday and you really have to work today. But you're getting up at five five thirty because you're going to go for a run with these friends and it's not just about the run. It's about the fact that if you don't show up there to give you a hard time about dude where were you like. Why were you not here. This is this is ridiculous right. And they're gonna they're gonna mess with you about it and and if you're a guy that they're gonna call out your man card and be like. Hey you know like we showed up. Why didn't you and so the there's this element of like men getting up at five. Am to go run now. If you're like a big into running and you do it anyway. Maybe this story doesn't resonate with you but for most of us. It probably does so. We're supposed to be showing up to this run right and we're like okay. Well here we go. Let's go tackle this thing but Man tired. I don't know if i want to do at this morning at saturday. I've gotten up early every single day this week. I have a hard all man. I just remembered these guys are going to be there. And i had better show up. Or they're going to give me a hard time and the thing is sometimes. It's fun accountability. It's it's light hearted but sometimes it's someone pointing their finger at you and saying. Hey why aren't you doing what you need to do or challenging you to say. Hey here's the next step for you. Here is what you need to be doing in your life. Go do it so element. Six is get account ability. So let me quickly go over these one more time number one. Get your mind right. Your mindset is critical and big critical part of that is asking the uae. Or the why tri- why should i even bother element to discover your purpose. How do you do that. Well one way you can do. That is pick up a copy of the resolve book. I go through that whole process. There and that process is called the nine line framework part of that nine line. Framework is forgiveness. One of the least talked about aspects of transitioning from the military. But i think one of the most critical element for uncover. You check out a personality assessment. Again you can look in the show. Notes shared a couple of links in there and you can use sixteen personalities. Dot com myers briggs disc assessment of variety. Once you can use but uncover how you naturally tick element five. Make a plan. don't just imagine it. Don't just think it write it down if you write it on the back of a cocktail napkin. That's fine at least write it down and remember. You don't have to have everything figured out before you actually start moving. It's a whole lot easier to make adjustments if you're already moving file element here elements six. Get accountability and accountability. Is that magic simultaneously that magic and it is the secret behind everything else that happens in your life. Can you do things without accountability. Sure is it a whole lot harder absolutely because again accountability. Is this thing in our minds. Says hey someone else's relying on you to do this to be that saturday morning. Run to show up at work to be at that volunteer opportunity. You promised you would be at an an again accountability. I cannot stress enough. i wish i could. I guess technically i could shout and scream and throw things and you know you know bangel desk and things like that but really accountability is so huge and it takes a certain level of maturity. It takes a certain level of maturity for to do that. Now look we all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ while i hope these elements have helped you. I hope they hope you think about not only whether you should move forward in life but what your next steps. Are you're practical next steps. Four moving forward in life. And i'm going to ask you specifically right now to go. Pick up a copy of resolve at courage to fight again dot com. Maybe you're not ready to pick up a copy of the book and if not just go follow us on social media where facebook courage to fight again. instagram same thing Twitter at courage again a. We're the most active on facebook. Though post a lot of things there you can join our post nine. Eleven of veterans families facebook group on. That's also great way to get connected. But one other thing i would love free to do is leave us a review on itunes because it helps so much. Thank you so much for tuning into this episode. Be sure to check out our others episodes as well. I mean this is season six. So if you're just joining us secret a lot of content you can catch up on. Thank you again so much for tuning in today. I'll see you right back here. In two weeks we served now. What is the production of courage to fight again.
Essential Oils for Veterans, PTSD, Trauma, and Neglect
"Nicole and i started chatting and just kept going and kept going without much of a pause. So i'm just gonna go ahead and plunged into the beginning of our conversation here talking about her experiences returning home after service and dealing with this very damaging neurological autoimmune disorder that no one seemed to be able to diagnose or acknowledge what really was going on not fund and there's all sorts of judgement that comes with it with your missing a limb but people understand but it may have an invisible illness than you get especially if you're in a wheelchair people know that you can stand up or people know that you can walk or they know that your legs work than its oil. You must be faking it in milking the system in and there's all sorts of all sorts of difficulties with that so you end up becoming very withdrawn. I wonder how to that affects your health. If the world is throwing this bias in this judgment that you do you ever sometimes find yourself thinking like god. I wish i did. Just look sick or yeah. Yeah absolutely and that type of thinking leads down a very self destructive path. I'm sure and i mean my major wakeup call. I was driving back from my boyfriend's house at the time moore married now but at the time we were dating and he transferred to about two and a half hours away from where it was going to school side. Go visit him on the weekends now. A striving back with my dog in the backseat. Ridgeback and at the time was my service. Dog she's passed away now about a year and a half ago. And we're going over a bridge and i started wondering what it would feel like to hear the crash of the glass and feel that ice cold ocean water crushing the me and the only reason why i didn't drive off that bridge because my dog i had adopted her to keep her from going back to the pound. For a second time she was deemed untrainable within a month. She was completely trained and service dog qualified
Boston Man Convicted Of Police Bombing Asks For Compassionate Release
"Officer officer and and the the severe severe wounding wounding of of another another asks asks for for a a compassionate compassionate release. release. WBC's WBC's Karen Karen Regal Regal says says it's it's because because of of covert covert concerns. concerns. Attorneys Attorneys for for the the now now 64 64 year year old old Alford Alford strangler strangler say say their their client client convicted of building the bomb that Killed Officer Jeremiah Hurley and severely wounded his partner Francis fully should be released because his heart issues make him more of a covert risk. Strangler did refuse the vaccine while in prison. His attorneys say their client was worried about how that would affect his heart. His attorneys also argue he has served more than enough trying for the crime of which he was convicted. But Hurley's daughter, Leanne, TN, herself, a Boston police officer. Well, the judge of a man who loved his job in his family officer fully son, Frank, a Boston firefighter, told the court of a severely wounded man with PTSD, he said of this compassionate release request. Alford Strangler chose his fate. Cameron Regal WBZ Boston's news radio. More
The Resurgence of Psychedelic Psychiatry
"I'm only here with. Npr science correspondent. john hamilton. hydro on me. So as npr's neuroscience reporter you're always reporting on the most interesting thing so what you got for us today. What i've got for you. Today is psychedelic drugs. Not literally of course. But i wanna talk about how these drugs are getting a second look as a way to treat psychiatric problems like depression anxiety substance use disorders. Even ptsd in the past decade. It's become a very hot topic. Brain sites yes. It is a very hot topic. In fact john. Our first shortwave episode was about using silla sivan as a treatment for smoking cessation. Some guy you're bringing this topic back to the podcast. What are some of the drugs will be talking about today. Lot of familiar names. You mentioned suicide side. There's also ketamine masculine. Ibew gain ecstasy even Lsd in some cases and those are all drugs that can cause hallucinations or out of body experiences. Right right and most of them are not legal right but how do they work for depression. And all those other psychiatric conditions so ketamine for example is able to help a lot of people with major depression even when nothing else works about ten years ago i was able to talk to one of the first people to take part in a clinical trial ketamine. His first name is christopher. He asked me not to use his last name. Christopher had depression that made him so aside uil and before he got ketamine he had been prescribed just about every drug out there to treat his depression he told me it started with prozac and paxil and went onto klarna pen atta van zanex ramen gabba penton byu spar depakote. They had me on for a while. That is a long list and none of those helped him either. They didn't work or the side effects. Were so bad. He had quit taking them. But christopher was lucky managed to get into one of the first studies of ketamine and now fifteen years later the fda has approved a version of ketamine for use in people like christopher.
Sheryl Underwood addresses Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk'
"Piers morgan. I was reading. Where piers. Morgan has said that cheryl underwood should be fired for calling sharon osborne a racist. Now sir listen to me. What should not going to do is change the narrative of what happened first of all sure. Let me just clear this up case. Destroy get legs. Sure under would never call sharon osborne. Racist what cheryl underwood said was the state. Mid that piers. Morgan made was racist. She never called sharon osborne a racist She said that the statement that piers morgan me was racist. See here's what everybody got to take. Let's take this off for second. If megan markle was not black we talking about none of this. None of this wouldn't even be a reason. A story is simply because this woman is black. If the baby didn't have black features if the baby was just a white british lua baby. We did not even story so now. How can it not be racism when the only reason to story is even bought up is because of the race of the woman that child. That's amazing to me man. Now you wanna flip the script internal show shelley no racist right and and how can you. How can you forget what we actually saw with our own eyes on. Tv that was devastating for everyone who watched it. Especially you cheryl. I'm sure i'm absolutely. Oh i'm suffering from. ptsd it is. It is a trauma that i really didn't realize. And that's what we're going to talk about on shell but people are living through these types of traumas every day. That's why with so many people of different races reach out to me because they're going through this trauma
The Meaning Of Black Liberation With Raven Majia Williams
"To you. Black liberation means freedom. And i think freedom is a right that we have It's divine god given right and it starts with you know liberating your mind and opening your mind to healing the trauma that is in the subconscious. Mind that a lot of us Unfortunately aren't even aware of so. I know that the ptsd and the post traumatic stress disorder of slavery and everything. That's happened since is a topic that people are able to speak about now. But i think that the important thing to realize with all that is that there is the potential to heal that. And that's something. I think the people who bill black wall street were about forward projection knowing they had just come from incredibly atrocious circumstances of slavery and using that to channel the potential to be free and use their freedom. aj was part of one of the very first pre-born generations of blacks in america and he in that generation were definitely ready to use that freedom to liberate themselves and they did turn a work through prayer and their own meditation and their own self development. I mean these were people who were doing self help work. They knew that they needed to heal from this trauma in order to move forward and they did. And there's so much to learn from the leaders of black wall street in tulsa and black wall. Street's that were all across the nation. I am interested in the
"Kaia Rolle Act" bill moving in the Florida senate
"Led to a proposed restrictions on what police conducive with young Children. The Kaya Roll Act, which bans police from arresting kids under the age of seven. Advancing in the Florida Senate. Kaya was arrested at school back in 2019, her grandmother says. Her grades have since dropped, and she suffers from PTSD. Try up best to see that no other child No other family goes through. What tire myself My daughter. Hi. His mom on our family has gone through bill sponsor, Democratic Senator Randolph Bracy is calling the legislation common sense. Adding, there's rarely a
What makes someone a 'cinnamon roll' person?
"Went through a hole deep dive of these different versions of cinnamon rolls. Yes you do it. Because i was afraid to google it and not. Just grab someone who appears to be. Super innocent does actually the opposite or maybe better put like they appear to be a cinnamon roll at the c. But they're not and then there's birch cinnamon roll. Who is somebody who was a cinnamon roll but thanks to some trauma is no longer a cinnamon all. They are burnt and some people. I could see the argument. That luke in the last. Jedi is a cinnamon mineral. Maybe in new orleans right. Yeah i think so. I can see that. And that's actually funnily enough even though i would imagine most people don't know this term. That is what they didn't like about lukin manure burt cinnamon roll and lucas. Also specifically for him he's also interchangeably called sunshine child or puppy and upon show puppy. and yep. yeah. That's one very specific scene. I had that pancho now and yes. I love this. So much that samantha. She made me a wonderful. She got a wonderful bug made for me. That has luke on it and a cinnamon roll. That says precious cinnamon roll too good to pure for this world. I'm drinking out of it right now. I was so excited when i found a person who could do that for me. On the perfect mug with a perfect like this is why i love again sponsored five people who are local and can do these crafts for you. I still love to think whoever this person was who wonders about it. What is the cinnamon. Roll are either knew it off. And it was a she her response soon to be like. I know exactly what you like. Exactly what i wanted so i have a feeling she knew like i. I'm going to give it to that. Because there was no question. I love it. I hope so. I absolutely adore the bug. I have a homemade coaster for cinnamon roll and a shirt that says cinnamon rolls not gender role. So i love it. I will put out there if you're interested. I would love if anyone was interested in google more about this afterwards. I'd be surprised but there is a sex slang term similar to. It's actually you know. Maybe google knows me too well but it's not. It was not unlike a first page. Even i don't think yeah but just to put that up there now wonder what that is. Oh don't look at it. Okay i can explain to you later if you would no no. The article says a lot. So i'm good so this turn is believed to have originated from an onion article about how cinnamon rolls the food. Were too good for this world like we didn't deserve cinnamon rolls and some words and phrases associated with cinnamon roll. I wanted to go through. I did this last night. Because i actually wrote this outline a long time ago and i kept thinking things go kind sweet genuine ernest. Did i say kind. Because that's a big would always putting others first self-sacrificing friendly affectionate compassionate brave standing up for their beliefs. Loyal open vulnerable honest. Good peer innocent. A damn sweetheart. A bright precious gentle soft sunshine. They'd like really see you. And they're so open and giving with their hearts and they're usually pretty forgiving. Okay but yes. What does this have to do with feminism and women's issues so this is my theory and it is very personal to me. I don't think this is why everyone likes. All right. cinnamon rolls of people. Who do but it is what resonates with me and just a reminder unfortunately women and other marginalized groups do experience trauma. Ptsd at higher rates and also the ones writing most fan fiction. So i'm sure people are like wait. What were jacking up yesteryear. Yes the idea of being so good and so pure you make others better. And this is a rhetorically. We've heard particularly against women used against women making men better in that. Hetero sense cinnamon minerals are also very genuine their motions and instead of being judged for it their love for it. And that's nice to think especially if you have been through a trauma that being open with yourself and your emotions wouldn't drive people away but instead it is a lovable. Trait is something people love about you. Something that makes you special. That's a nice idea and then being so innocent that all the harm that comes to you is not your fault which is particularly powerful. When you've gone through a trauma and you're looking for all these reasons examining all these things of how it was your fault. Your victim blaming yourself and just that term innocent is really loaded and here are not talking. I feel like often is using sexual sense of labor janati. It doesn't mean that and this question of can you still be innocence in quotes astor trauma and for me. That was very important thing. I wanted to believe that. Even after everything i've been through i could be normal heavy coats and happy and sweets and also there's for me personally again. There's a level of not understanding the world around you especially the romance aspects and bad evil things and just kind of not so great things and bringing out those protective instincts and others because it without we don't have to ask and that is comforting because for again and i have a really hard time asking for help and so the idea that someone could just help me that they can see. I need help. And they will and i don't have to ask is really comforting for me and this trope does almost always involves someone being comforted and assured that you did nothing wrong and people just be really protective of
S6 E4 - How do I use my Post-9/11 GI Bill? - FULL
"Welcome to we served now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are all ready asking. Don't today show. I want to share three things with you. Just three and here they are. I won't answer the question. Hopefully definitively how do you use post nine eleven. Gi bill number two. I will share with you how to maximize post nine. Eleven bill benefits and finally. I will tell you how you can buy side eleven. Gi bill benefits with another amazing benefits. That you've earned the most notable programs if you're interested in hearing more about that which i have to assume you are stay tuned and you are going to hear every single bit. Stay with us. Who am i. Why am i still here. How can i uncover you. I was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to play. I walked through the pain of job loss of ptsd diagnosis often crippling anxiety by finally discovered the reason. I'm here to earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself. So i wrote a book simply titled resolve resolve is a book that is apologetically faith-based a step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans resolve provides veterans everywhere with the tool to help you step into your new life a life full hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com so today's question surrounds the post nine eleven. Gi bill as no doubt. You've figured out by now and specifically how you use it but the truth is if that was the only question i answered on today's show who would be a very short episode now using the post nine eleven. Gi bill is really really easy now. Of course. I want you to listen to this entire episode and if you do i have a special gift just for you toward the end of the episode. But i'll tell you right upfront. Using the post nine eleven she i bill is probably the easiest thing you will ever do when it comes to taking advantage of the benefits you've earned through your military service now before we dive in. I want to share some of my method with you kind of how we came to put this episode together posted a question on the courage to fight again facebook page. I shared that question on several veteran focused facebook groups and we got more engagement with this single question than with anything we've ever posted and the question was just this is what has been your experience with a post. Nine eleven jabil. We got over eleven hundred comments and i've read almost every single one of them and around ninety nine percent of those responses. Give or take. They were very positive in nature. Talking about how easy it was to us how it was the best benefit you can take advantage of and how to get the most out of the post nine eleven gi bill and not only did those who responded answer that question but they answered so many more as well man here. I am rolling right into the episode. And i haven't even introduced myself yet so if you were here for the first time you may be like. Who is this guy. Talking about. The post nine eleven. Gi bill well. My name is aaron perkins. I'm us army. Combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos. I'm the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and as you've probably already guessed on the host of this podcast so let's dive right in at the top of the show. I promise you three things. Let's tackle the first one. How do i use my post nine. Eleven gi bill. Now i'm going to assume you're already eligible for the gi bill. So i'm not going to dive into that part. But i will post a link in the show notes about your eligibility and how you can determine your eligibility in case you need to dig into that a bit more but step one is apply for the benefits on the va website. And guess what. I'll post that link in the show notes as well. You need a few things when you apply. Here's what you need your social security number your military history and that just basic military history. You don't need your full your your details of where you're stationed in when you were stationed there and all of that. He just need basically the years you serve and the date service egypt education history of the schools. You've attended other degrees. You hold things like that and finally basic information about the school or trading facility that you want to attend because you don't have to attend just a traditional community college or university or state scored like that. You can attend a variety of training facilities. Let's say you wanted to become an h vac technician. There are schools or training facilities that you can learn how to do that if you want to become a cybersecurity expert while their schools training facilities we can do that so again just some basic information about the school or the training facility that you want to attend now. You can do this by mail. Apply by mail using the va form or obviously the most preferred way is to apply online. That's going to be the fastest takes about thirty days or so for the va to verify eligibility. And that's it for step one. Step two you're just going to reach out to the school. the understanding. here's that you've already been accepted or you're well on your way to being accepted to the school. So you contact the school and request to speak to the va rep and these are your best friends in the post nine eleven gi bill business. Now i know i've heard some mixed reviews about. Va reps But they do know the school and they know the va. So they're going to be able to share some things with you. Some indepth information that you're not gonna be able to find him the va website. You're not gonna find on the school's website you're going to have to talk to them directly and step three. Follow the directions of your. Va school rep number. Four step four. Get your education. It's really that easy now. Look with nearly all things. Va there are multiple paths to get to the same destination but those steps has share with you apply online. Contact the school link with your. Va rep. That really is the simplest and most direct route to taking. Hold of your post nine eleven. Gi bill benefits. So if i would have had just a single question for this episode. We'd already be done. But i promise you i would share with you and the next is really important and that is how to maximize your post nine eleven. Gi bill benefits now. There are a bunch of ways to do this. And i'll mention those in passing and you can do your own homework and figure out if those are something you want or need to explore. But i want to focus on just two ways to maximize your benefit so your options. As far as maximizing your benefit goes find a yellow ribbon. School is one option tuition assistance. Top up that's another program that the va has. You may be eligible for you may need to look into There's also the option of a stem scholarship science technology engineering or math. If you're majoring in any of those categories you may be eligible for scholarship. Veteran education courses aka vet tech also tutorial assistance if you're struggling with biology or chemistry or calculus or whatever may be and you need a tutor to get tutorial assistance with the. Va actually pay you to go to a tutor. She can pass that course now here the two i want to talk about all the ones i just mentioned are in this section of the website that talks about the posting. I love jabil bill. But all the ones i mentioned in this section are in a section called additional information very simple and one of those is finding yo a yellow ribbon school. Excuse me and the second is not mentioned in that additional information but it is getting that monthly housing allowance and again. I'm going to dive into that but let's talk about the yellow ribbons school here for just a minute. So the yellow ribbon program can help you pay for hire out of state private school or graduate school tuition. That the post nine eleven. Gi bill does not cover so tuition might be higher than what the gi bill will cover or you want to attend a school as a nonresident student. Non resident of that state in other words. Another thing this is more of a side note. Not yellow ribbon schools specific. Your state may also provide additional benefits for you as a veteran. And that is something you should look into with your state. Truth be told your. Va rep at your chosen. School should be able to answer that question for you or at the very least be able to point you in the right direction. All right so that is the yellow ribbon school piece. I wanted to talk about and the other piece. That's not listed in additional information. section is section one. Oh seven sounds very boring but it's very very important. And that is the location based housing allowance the location based housing allowance. Now you will get a housing allowance for using the post nine eleven gi bill and if you attend all online classes this rate that it is set at is half the national average of an e five with dependence for their basic allowance for housing. So that doesn't change unless the national average changes. I know when i was taking a few online courses. It was eight hundred dollars a month. I don't remember the exact number but we're the location based housing allowance. Really comes into play is when you were attending in person classes. Now i want to set the record straight here then. There's this common misconception that your housing allowance rate is based on where you live. This is not the case. Your housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you're attending classes. I'm going to say that again. Your housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you are attending classes. Let me just share a little story from my own experience. I decided to take some undergraduate courses my undergraduate degree before went into the army. But i wanted to just take advantage of the post nine. Eleven she i built a little bit wasn't ready to work on my master's degree or anything so i was like you know what. Maybe i'll just take some courses. I know i have to take at least one of those in person. So i can get that in person Housing allowance right that location based housing loans. Well right up. The road from probably ten minutes or less away was a campus of the school. I was wanting to attend. They had multiple campuses all over the city and the housing allowance. Right there was. I don't know eight nine hundred dollars. Something like that. But if i would drive an extra seven or eight minutes i could get the location. Based housing allowance ended up being like eleven. Eleven sixty seven. Ninety i don't remember now. It's been a few years but i was like. Hey i will totally drive a few extra minutes to get the extra couple hundred dollars or so a month because to three hundred dollars a month because that just makes more sense because i want to get the same education and going to get the same course the same credit for the course. Why not just drive a few extra minutes so again. The housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you were attending classes. And i just mentioned this but keep in mind. You only need to attend a single class in person. that's it you can take the rest of your classes online and still collect the housing allowance based on the zip code of where you attending that one class. Now let's talk about kovic for a minute though we're we're still in the midst of this pandemic. I don't wanna say the middle. Hopefully we're nearing the end of it. But cova has missed a lot of things up our way of life our jobs our relationships a lot of things and it has changed the way a lot of schools do business and that is i'll say inadvertently affecting those of us trying to use the post nine eleven. Gi bill and some schools. They're not even holding in person. Classes yet and and veterans are facing this never before seen challenge and in fact. This was one of the concerns. someone maybe more than one person brought up when i ask about experiences with the post nine eleven. Gi bill. so. I just mentioned that you get paid at half the national average of an e five with dependence if you attend school all align. Let's say that's eight hundred dollars but if you attend at least one class in person you'll receive your housing allowance based on zip code of the school year attending so again when i attended in person. Who's eleven dollars a month so it made sense to at least attend one school. Excuse me or one class in person and this is where co vid really comes into play some schools. Excuse me some schools or universities that were previously holding in person. Classes do not even have the option to register for in person classes. Now which means that. If he veteran was attending in person in receiving that in-person housing allowance rate that housing allowance rate has suddenly changed to the online rate. And i've done a good bit of research into this. I have not found anything in my research for my conversations with veterans or anything social media no way to really get around this so to speak. So if you found a way to continue receiving the in-person housing allowance rate while attending only online due to covid. I would love if you would share that with us by reaching out to me at podcast at courage to fight again dot com. So i can send it out to the rest of our listeners. Finally and i'm really running low on time here but i promise three things at the top of the show how to use your gi bill. We cover that outta to maximize your gi bill. We cover that and now how to combine your gi bill benefits with another benefit. You may or may not have heard of and that benefit is vocational rehabilitation or volk rehab as it's often called now technically its known as veteran readiness and employment or vr and e but no one actually calls it that or at least not yet. It just hasn't a katelyn voc rehab. Though in fact is probably a better benefit than the post nine eleven. Gi bill pays for literally everything. You need special equipment for your degree. Plan pays for that. You have to pay for parking at your school. Pays for that. You'd pay for books pays for that pays for pretty much everything and just about anything you do that has to do with getting your education and i'm saying this because i want to reiterate it vo korea will pay for that and so it does seem at least initially to be a better benefit than the post nine eleven gi bill. But here's where you can. Combine them nate. Because you can't use them both at once you can use either one or the other because if you use vocal rehab or any it will cut into the total time you can use your gi bill. So here's the hack if you will if you use all thirty days of your post nine eleven gi bill and then apply for your vote rehab benefit. Frankly i'd opt for a bit more. Forty five sixty days. Something like that just to be on the safe side. But thirty days minimum is what i found volk rehab or vr knee or whatever. You want to call. It goes through a different process than the post nine eleven. Gi bill but leveraging these two benefits together is really the best of both worlds. And here's why. I say that because let's say you use just about all of your post nine eleven gi bill to get your bachelor's degree in psychology. But you wanna be a licensed professional counselor. Will you need at least a master's degree for that and you've used almost all of your jive. Ill what are you gonna do. Well then you go to your local. Vr knee or volk rehab counselor and say. Hey here's what i need to do. And then you move into the vote rehab program now again. Your mileage may vary. Because i've heard again a lot of mixed stories mixed reviews of working with folk rehab counselor but that is your process and again i will post a link to these processes or actually there's a few links but all these processes and all these resources in the show with that we have reached the end of season six episode. So what are your questions voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast kurds. Fight again dot com. So what's on your mind. What questions are you asking. What are your family members asking or join the post. Nine eleven veterans families facebook group and post your question. There have block of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves. Is this have. I accept the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ well. I'll see you right back here. Two weeks from the day and the next veteran questions we'll be asking is this. How do i increase my va. Disability rating ohio and for the special gift. I promised every thursday evening is hosting a sous vide for justice guys who are veterans. Sorry ladies you're coming soon. The training for that. We will be walking through the resolved journey. Together get your copy of resolve for thirty percent off using the code asked and just head over to courage fight again dot com and click on. Get the book and if you like to join the group on the lincoln the show notes to let me know. And i'll be in touch tone next time. Thanks for We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
The University of Alabama Shooting
"On february twelfth. Twenty ten forty five year. Old niro biologist. Amy bishop arrived a routine faculty meeting with her university of alabama huntsville colleagues about the minutes after the meeting started. She pulled a handgun from her purse and fire on the group after she fled the conference room bishop discarded her bloodstained jacket and weapon in a bathroom. She intended to slip out unseen and meet her husband outside the shelby center but was intercepted by police outside. The building bishop was then arrested and taken into custody. The shooting critically wounded six of bishops colleagues. Killing three it was a senseless as it was ruthless and many wondered what prompted the usually reserved scientists to turn violent. It didn't take investigators long to uncover a vital clue according to the new yorker a police chief from the boston suburb of braintree. Where bishop had grown up called huntsville's sheriff's department the morning after the shooting. His warning was grave. The woman you have in custody. I thought you'd wanna know. She shot and killed her brother back in. Nineteen eighty six according to amy's mother. Judy bishop when amy was twenty one. She accidentally shot her younger brother. Seth as judy told. Amy been home visiting from college and mistaken seth for an intruder. The family had experienced a break in their house the year before and amy's father purchased a shotgun for security. Amy raised the loaded shotgun but stopped short when she realized it was only seth arriving home from running errands but when she attempted to unload the gun. Amy accidentally shot her eighteen year. Old brother killing him. Amy was held in police custody until that evening. Boston police indicated. They believed to be an accident. Supported by a medical examiner's analysis of seth's gunshot wound though the incident likely caused. Ptsd shock. amy. Bishop didn't receive counselling or psychiatric treatment following her brother's death. When bishop later married and became a mother. Despite the appearance of normality it became clear that she was prone to explosive behavior. She reportedly lashed out in public on various occasions. Even physically assaulting a stranger pancake restaurant whose family was seated before hers bishop was also known to dismiss graduate students in her lab that she was supposed to be advising some acquaintances believed she was growing arrogant and resentful this increasingly erratic behavior coupled with reports that bishop had grown bitter and isolated after being denied tenure led investigators to believe the shooting was a demonstration of retaliation and anchor as bishop awaited trial in prison. The case of her brother's death was also reopened in june of two thousand ten. A grand jury indicted. Amy bishop for first degree murder of her brother shortly after she was indicted on multiple counts including capital murder and attempted murder for the february twelfth. Shooting though bishop initially pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity she ultimately pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole bishop tried unsuccessfully to appeal the ruling and while she later express some remorse for her actions as nbc. News reported in two thousand fifteen many wary of bishops sincerity one survivor of the huntsville. Shooting cited it as a ploy to reduce her time in prison to date bishop continues to serve her sentence in an alabama penitentiary.
A Conversation With Leisl Leighton And Iain Ryan
"I always like a book where you learn something and enlist layton's latest. It is a whole vocabulary. Welcome back to published or not lay so thanks for having me janet. Lovely to be here. This vocabulary includes knots. Szucs carribean is monte hitches and belay ropes. What are you doing if you using these. Well you climbing specifically you're doing external climbing outside climbing up clemson things yet map mountain climbing. This has made read straightened very famous. we'll read my Hero of climbing fia. He is a television star. I'm here and his best. Might from school. They always liked to do extreme sports. And they priced videos online of themselves. Doing extreme thing particularly back love to climb the mountains in the world and they got a television series of the back of these videos. They did an exit of grew from there and he became very famous. Least to matt and climb yourself to experience some. I didn't I mean i've i i love. I love the mountains. And i'm. I'm an avid skier and been to a number of very high skiing. Places in the world is mountain climbed myself. I've done some exiling. Which i've i've really enjoyed but not the climbing match but my husband and my son are into rock climbing Actually does rock leng squad. I got along information from him. I you know i had. I had internal sources. The title of your book is climbing. Fia what's wrong. What's read Dots with him trying to climb a vice where he has climbed a lot and he can't and it comes out that six months ago he was in a a deadly accident and where his best friend of our doing a climb for the television shire and things went wrong and his friend died. Rate was injured but he is finding that he just can't climb anymore. That fear overtakes. He has panic attacks. That's one of the. The meanings of the taj mahal is is. The climbing team is sort of more internalized aspects of of the title to wound on. The country is a childhood friend. Reads natalie. She's also tasteful would she may be more internally fearful yet she's had a bit avert tragedy happened to her as well her she was married to a man who was in the army and he got. Ptsd after a couple of tours. I've says he refused to get proper treatment for us and it ended up with him shooting. Natalia and himself she survived but he did not so she says she feels the need to start a new life again and so she returns to the place that she grew up as a child that always comforted her and that she thinks it's going to be a really great place to take her daughter. Chilly in this. This place has bob bob east ethic. Everybody should have a bob in their life. Maybe that's well. Bob was actually in spot a little bit by a few people that i've met in my life one of them specifically actually who was an owner of a horse riding camp. I used to down to win when i was a teenager and there was the place called. Say missed palomino stuff. Actually mentioned in the acknowledgements signed by the raid family. And bob was the matriarch of that family and yet she was just a very special person very warm and loving but strict to to all the kids that went there. My bobby's much more gregarious than Than you know. The the read matriarch for husband. She's says she very much inspired character. But it's also little bits and pieces of other people who have been in my life as well that i just wanted to give a nod to the kind of people who have backed by nerve certain families whether those families are born or might will.
DAOs Back In The Spotlight with Professor Aaron Wright
"You've been in the ecosystem a very long time so you you were here. When the dow the entire the dow thing went down way interested in dallas. Before that do that kind of kick it off for you. Yeah i mean. I actually was an avid reader of bitcoin magazine. Way back in the day. And i remember Dan larimer writing about decentralized autonomous corporations which was kind of the precursor to douse. I thought that that was a fascinating concept. The thought being that you can use at that time that bitcoin blockchain and an interesting implementation called colored coins to begin to represent the structure of a corporation as using blockchain to kind of record interests in the entity using those interests to to think about how to transfer assets had build controls into a corporation using smart contracts. I thought it was absolutely fascinating and kind of all clicked together as not surprising when when metallic and others began to veto venture towards thirty. Am and dow's became an important part of that story. Right does appear in the white paper. There was lots of conversations around. is that the community. I began to think about. I was equally fascinated and the dow itself was really i expression of that interest right So a theorem Was just recently launched for the most part even though it took some time to get the on tests nats and a whole bunch of other technical hurdles. But you know i really thought it was great that christoph and and team began to really push. Here they wanted to build a was in the white paper. They wanted to explore what these new digital organizations can look like and the dow is really the first grade experiment in that area. I i remember even before the dow launched seeings or demos and other things by the sparkle team dealing with you know a theam slash iot related devices which i thought were incredibly cool and i think to everybody's surprise though. The dow just was much more successful. Than i than. I think anybody would have imagined right. It was supposed to be kind of a a small experiment. It became a massive experiment and then he had a kind of a spectacular. Finish at which i think was Was great in terms of automating people's minds about the possibilities of a theorem at but at the same time highlighting a number of the challenges and but technical and then over subsequent months has lawyers and other folks began to to get some regulatory challenges as well so it you know i think it was the first great use case for theory was dow's and i do think people had a bit of ptsd. How after the dow and they were kind of free to play around and divan and start. Start to see what this ecosystem look like. There was obviously developer teams like the arrogant team and the dow stocks team. That were that were pushing forward. But i think people put to to the side as we saw token sales and other other kind of crypto economic systems began to be exported in twenty sixteen seventeen eighteen. But they're back great houser coming back to focus. There's a lot of activity in the dow space that i think as you know folks are beginning to pay attention to and if you are a developer or somebody that's interested in boxing technology. I imagine that it's probably worth your time to start to dig in here and think about what may be coming over the next couple of months and years.
"ptsd" Discussed on DV Radio
"Gun I lost my train of thought again. I told you what happens here. It's okay. It's okay on. So And there's there's this. There's movement movement happening right now. you know. Black lives matter, which is not a focal point in this show. But then from social media platforms in different different friends that I hear about there's also a portion of this is women are not being protected like they should They're not being looked when I mean in A. What does it cost over mystic type of way? Sh, overthinking chauvinistic type of way I'm talking about like if you see a woman being beaten in the street by dude. Go starting to do. Right and I I know that growing up. Even my mom kind of. She kind of waved off a little bit because she's like well, you know what situation that is, and you don't know if the woman's GonNa come back in and say that you're in the wrong. And now you assaulted somebody and I think that that that one sense that once thought has been has been preyed upon so often I don't want people to my business and you know. What whatever comes remorse or anything like that, but. I know that PTSD Israel, and here's my point. I know that is the Israel I know that woman women being assaulted whether it's sexually. Emotionally financial abuse. Emotional abuse whatever it is. It leaves a mark, and it leaves a mark so deep so hard. It's so tough that it takes years to just. Even try to sues. It takes years to try to soothe and it happens with women. It happens with children. It happens to men, but honestly men are one of the last. Last demographics to ever talk about it It's been a while, and we're just now opening up as soldiers talking about pt as the look at World War, one. World War Two the Vietnam. War and that's just wars that very. Prominent a prominent. Excuse me prominent. The Gulf War. War On drugs many wars. I thought there, but. The second thing that we wanted to speak about and I know that mark is going to keep me honest on time. IS A. Child. Child PTSD. and. That's also a very large prominent thing in Like is something I want to say is that you know mysteries I don't want to. You. Know try to interject you in this, but your children suffer PTSD and and your oldest child may suffer from PTSD during the time where you were going through your issues. You know. Like Absolutely you know, and so like even when I go through my PTSD, Septum sometimes to my children are there and and I. Hate it I hate it. Had View me or see me like that? That's why immediately went to get help you know. and. On the last show we mentioned children, and how the statistics are higher for children with PTSD because they don't know how to verbalize it. And Mr. Do you have any experience with children? As as as a daughter of a Vietnam. Veteran. Active! Though I watched the Vietnam War on television looking for my dad all the time. and. He has ptsd and I on, and he was very militant at home. And and Yeah I definitely. I used to call it the monster when it would come. And Yeah. They call that secondary PTSD and yes, my son, who is A. licensed. Marriage family therapist. He works with adolescence for with PTSD. and. He of course, other mental illnesses, but The end history, his own discovery Kaz part of being a therapist. You they have to do their own deep diving. Okay and that's when he discovered that he had secondary PTSD and I'm not surprised in breaks my heart. Die Exposed him, but I had no clue at the time. No Clue Emmy leave me I did everything in my power to get answers. Why is this happening to me? I think there's a lot of people out there because think of. Think of the ratio. Of people who go to seek help. And like back in the eighties when they said there's nothing wrong with you, right. Those people had children. You product of that those people had children, and they said there's nothing wrong with you, but there is. There was something that wasn't completely. Hold got you and so. Like, okay. Now those children having grown up because I'm, A. I'M A. Marquee is on the tail end of that with his young self. But. Like our parents did did a couple numbers on us, and they wasn't their fault, so anyone listening? Just realize like you could be a veteran. You could be someone who survived. Childhood Trauma. Like that like you could be on. Admittedly are unknown, annoying league harming in some type way shape or form your child. I mean so like. How about this? What are the signs and symptoms of some of the pizzas? The we have I'm looking at the less I was talking to you before, and this is actually for children this specifically for children, so I want to read these off really quickly I'm not going on too many of them, but intrusive thoughts or memories of the event that could be adults or Children, but remember children don't verbalize it the same way. An adult will so unwanted memories given that keep coming back, upsetting dreams and nightmares acting or feeling, as though the event is happening again Aka, flashbacks headache fear when reminded of the event feeling, jumping or startled.
"ptsd" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"About PTSD along with national preparedness month prepared not scared to death to preserve what causes PTSD PTSD is when trauma either a individual type of the incident or cumulative trauma starts to change how the body normally functions no really you're talking about something that the initial responses normal natural that's not considered abnormal no other words everybody would go through the different types of steps of trauma. what is not normal is when that becomes a pattern in your life so if that is something that is not resolved and able to be worked on pretty quickly Hey it starts to make permanent changes on the body who you're stuck into that traumatic event and you can't get out of it and it causes havoc in your life to that's when it becomes PTSD so dealing with trauma on a media type of basis and getting that under control can present that but if you haven't which most people really don't know the process along those lines then it becomes something that can be debilitating so this is a kind of a car with PTSD is changes in mood having problems with sleeping reliving the events on a continual basis memory issues start to occur there is physiological changes that occur usually some digestive issues because you never get into the nervous system to be able to digest your food there is anger and moved out verse that can occur you also you know you can have triggers the anniversary is of a trauma often times is something that people notice or if there are things that kind of trigger it one of the things is that I knew a guy who was in war and any time there was a loud bang or something like that you could see that he automatically one into a Free State mmhm just because he was re living that is that right and those types of things can become debilitating one of the things is I've known a lot of people who patients who come in who had PTSD and were able to carry on with their life you know the oftentimes our marriages would fall apart they wouldn't able to work because they were able to hold a job because of all the some. terms of their PTSD there was health issues the story starts to occur because of the PTSD because the body is not functioning normally you know there is even instances where I knew that someone have some PTSD who came in to me for that and had was in medical school was a straight a student and couldn't. couldn't continue med school tried to go on to something less inclination do college anymore. just because of the problems with PTSD they said their brain just wasn't working because those areas of the brain that were involved in being able to do that type of work was no longer functioning so you can have some really long term types of and the life changing things are kind of Kerr with that so getting that under control and treated properly is extremely important you know thinking even sexual abuse yes you know when we're talking about trying to sexual abuse or rape or anything like that is something that causes very definite PTSD or even type of any type of a trying time in childhood PTSD is something that occurs that makes permanent changes in in how a summons from being raised ET you know it can be all sorts of different types of traumas that can kick that off now can these changes be reversed yeah one of the things that's excellent even if you had this for a long term and has not gotten treated for it there's something called neural plasticity where the body is quite amazing how you can recover if you get the proper treatment so there is hope for people who have PTSD but the problem is is most people don't get the treatments that are necessary to get that fixed okay let's talk about what treatments can be done to treat PTSD well of course the counseling is extremely important there are all sorts of different.
"ptsd" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Just ask you this real quick because we are limited on time here i want to ask you two things first and foremost is what are the qualifications for somebody to be to get a service dog like this that's a veteran and how do they go about doing this i think there's a lot there's a lot of veterans out there that don't think they're qualified or they just don't know how so they never pursue it right well i got lucky enough i went through the va when they had that study but obviously you have to have a primary diagnosis of ptsd but other than that i mean there's several different organizations throughout the country that are provide dogs for vets right so they can always refer to any of their local organizations i know canine companions for independence they're currently early in the process they've got a pilot program going on right now to provide service dogs for veterans nobody i said so in the process i think she's trained specifically for ptsd like she recognizes certain things that have to do with she does yep and her commands are based on veterans with ptsd as well by turning on lights search rooms anything provided like a block position in public all sorts of different things like that so and and but for other veterans i would recommend this i know you would that maybe they don't have ptsd but they just got out the pt as their stress they don't have that meaning anymore getting a dog is is just an amazing even if you rescue it from the pound it's it's an amazing thing to change your life and giving meaning again it is yep and not just for everybody not even veterans anybody to have a dog yeah it just makes world of difference so let me ask you this before we go to break this has nothing to do with velvet but in a way it kind of does you have been have been in marine you paid a huge price for the freedom in this country what would you recommend for those people that are driving down the road there's people are home listening to.
"ptsd" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"So i think that that the evidence or that type of therapy little shakier than we think so encyclopedia there are people that are not getting out also in medication there are people that are not getting helped now they're only two drugs that are actually fda approved for treating ptsd they're both antidepressant but as as listeners probably know people are treated off label by all sorts of stuff so you might go into get help for peak at the and you got an antidepressant and asleep aid and an anti anxiety drug and a blood pressure drugs that somehow supposed to help any reef with five six twelve different medication a lot of it seems kind of weird front just from the onset it seems kind of weird to treat ptsd with depression i mean i'm sure depression one symptom but i mean just because you have ptsd doesn't mean you're depressed right and and again i think there was you know some some clinical basis impacting that actually does help but it was it was not super compelling super compelling evidence so you know what you've got is is to establish treatments either prescription drugs or psychotherapy that work but don't work for everybody and that's why you have the proliferation of all sorts of other stuff you know swimming with a dolphin their dog wilderness retreat pile magnets you know just like you said and i'm not saying that those things aren't affected too but their scientific basis they're they're actual evidence is even shakier so you know i think the athens of some really compelling pective one treatments opened the door for for studies of ptsd.
"ptsd" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"I mean i i've heard of all kinds of weird treatments for ptsd from like magnets to you know of course medical marijuana's and other one that gets talked about a lot and now walk in magnets how do they work magic that reference did you get the rapper now someone listening does know there's a there's there was insane clown posse song that had to lyric fuck and magnets how do they work dirt in magnus how do they work and not i wanna talk scientists y'all the client piss and it became just like this giant meam on saturday night live anyway sorry i haven't listened to icp since i was in high school in neither did a lot of people will remember but i mean yeah currently they've done some studies about using 'em d m a to treat ptsd that's too many acronyms but none the less the is the is the ac full drug ecstasy and which by the way should be talks about using a dm tea which is all in which is basically acid to treat ptsd so it's i don't know like how legit some of the stuff is and how much of it is just like different people different doctors or firms or whoever there is like oh ptsd is a big problem you know it's in the lines let's just throw whatever we have at it so we're going to give vets dm and a and see what happens i think it's important though as i was going to say to specify 'em dna because also from what i've read a lot of peop what people get with the street drug ecstasy is like not really ecstasy it's laced with other things.
"ptsd" Discussed on Brown Chicken Brown Cow Podcast
"That welcome to the brown chicken brown cow show for this tasty nugget this is laura here i'm with monkeys giggled through the whole show that's fan just giggle so i thought you said i have skittles not true no skittles here today we are talking to a guest that we've actually had on our podcast we're here with juliet christianson again and she's here buddy and on this nugget i think we're going to talk a little bit about ptsd so truly can you tell us a little bit about what ptsd id quick before it very short version stands for post traumatic stress disorder often developed when you've been exposed to something very life threatening and you can have symptoms said as a void vince hyper vigilance being kind of frayed of things nightmares flashbacks reeks perienced whatever happened and feeling disconnected from others disconnected from yourself something called disassociation there's also complex ptsd which is more like years of being an unhealthy relationship or sexual abuse for years and sometimes it's pts's can be very aware that you have it you could also have repressed memories in not even know you were ever a.
"ptsd" Discussed on KSCO 1080
"Kids special needs and military with ptsd is the main people with disabilities so we we have a program called ways of empowerment and basically it's bringing the kids with special needs together with the veterans with ptsd and having a day of swimming surfing paddle boarding playing and the servicemember veteran to act as mentors to the children and basically they create a bond between the challenges that they both have and it becomes very strong and very healing and an empowering it's bringing together two groups disabled significantly autistic children and ptsd veterans who otherwise probably wouldn't just run into one another yeah i mean they have a lot of similar traits when there's you know the social anxiety is shared between kids with autism or families with autism and and veterans with ptsd hyper vigilance hypersensitivity there's a lot of the same type of symptoms and such so they can relate to each other and yeah you're right it probably wouldn't come in contact with each other otherwise and then add an empathetic dog into the mix there and you really do have something yeah for sure i mean having the dog be able to be that that focal point and reduce things iety while having fun really and helping others like i really believe that when you help others you help yourself so when somebody is sick or has some disease or has ptsd or autism or whatever it may be helping someone else helps them.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"Reminders of that state that state of being in an i really fond of this word existential terror you you know know i think that's that really captures state of being an existential terror and i don't know i hope that integration the work that i would be helpful for that and i haven't been able to work with those cases yet and i myself i'm still learning about how to approach that kind of picture you could say symptom picture because some level of of ptsd treatment has to include exposure well there's actually evidence against that but a lot of treatments us exposure as somewhere in there even them therapy for ptsd there's some aspect of the najera exposure where the person when they're going inward they may be rectal they often almost always ptsd recollect the trauma in some way and relate to it in a new way but how the heck do you do that with a psychedelic experience it's not like i can show you a photo of the vietnam jungle or like heavy right i guess maybe they could write a script about their experience but that's that's very invasive so there's this real conundrum around like because people talk about how psychedelic experiences themselves difficult to express in words flynn how then do you kind of work with that and i've been receiving some guidance from one of my mentors andrew to tar ski who runs the center domoling where the psychedelic program is housed he's been helping with with me without a little bit but it's a challenge and it's something that we just don't talk about.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"It's very semantic people i've been hearing from more more women that small sample here so i'm not making any kind of genderbased conclusions or sex based conclusions but they persad they may not have their period anymore there's like hair loss there certain kind of somatic symptoms then coming with that is sort of intrusive symptoms that you you part of ptsd which is but their psychedelic it so whereas that veteran would return back to vietnam they're exposed to a stimulus that brings them back to that place but for then that's that can be concrete right it can be the jungle or it can be it can be so many things depending on what kind of trauma is but the thing that i've noted in terms of people having a heart kind of psychedelic ptsd is that often it's in response to that kind of if i could call it ego death or the kind of like intense fear response with a person under the psychedelic really believes that they're going to die which is one of the kind of criteria connected to ptsd they come out of it they're not psychotic it's not like that have had a break with reality in some way not necessarily delusional but say particularly when they're about to fall asleep they they're kind of mind is maybe a little bit more at ease the sort of intrusive kind of psychedelic things come to maybe maybe patterns or just sort of different.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"And i think we need to have more conversations around these topics and one of them if i may is something that few people have touched on but hasn't really been catalyzed or formula yet which is the potential for psychedelics to be traumatic dare dare i say please don't hold my word to this maybe kind of psychedelic induced ptsd and now why do i think that people don't have this conversation well because they're so much now there's a psychedelic renaissance where the media and the public is willing to gauge in this kind of idea that maybe md psychedelics could potentially be helpful but that wasn't the case what like six years ago seven years this is relatively new so i think there's a lot of fear around having a conversation about the potential harmful effects of psychedelics when used in not ideal or or when the conditions aren't right and the reason why i'm saying this phrasing this ways because i think there is a difference between the most mental health professionals would think of of a when they hear about these cases they would think of a psychotic disorder like a substance induced psychosis or a acute psychotic disorder or maybe like a catalyst force schizophrenia and not to say that that doesn't exist i think that that potential is there to seeing that with patient units cannabis but there's this question of pre existing predisposition to that but i think the the psychedelic ptsd is is different it looks different.
"ptsd" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"A physical embodied meaning kind of hard to describe but feeling in your body that you're back in that traumatized place and so that could be something like person ptsd their their boss may walk behind them and they associate to an abusive partner or parents and they tense up because they're expecting to get hit right and that's very subtle and for some people that that may not be clear that can be part of ptsd symptomology and so this is that's you need in order to criteria for ptsd you need to have various clusters so there's there's reexperience there's changes in mood changes cognition they're different kind of symptoms that when you meet certain number of them to come together and you can say okay you're diagnosed with ptsd there's a whole nother conversation that i wanted to touch on that we don't have to have but there's an important question of what is the outcome of trauma aside from ptsd because in the dsm the only the diagnostic manual for psychiatry psychology the only disorder that really acknowledges trauma is ptsd but trauma leads to so many different kinds of symptoms that aren't ptsd and there's this open question i'm getting ahead of myself but open questions will could md may assisted psychotherapy also be helpful for different kinds of disorders and symptoms that are related to trauma but aren't necessarily ptsd so to md what is dna so md may if my memory is correct thing is nineteen twelve was when it was first discovered or synthesized by merck and they were looking for blood clotting agent i think i don't remember what they're looking for but simply that this was an intermediate component in the reaction working towards another drug it wasn't something of interest it was just a guess almost a waste product on the way.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mentally Ch(ill)
"It's for ptsd and i be i've talked i did like one episode i think on trying to talk about ptsd and my ptsd is unlike the super smallscale of like i'm i'm a girl end oh my god and i was bullied n nail polish but there's legit pete and i think like to an extent some of my ptsd is legitimate like i have things that i cannot get through in my brain that i could leg flashback yawn about people heating me everywhere i go and uh anyway so this is real deal shit though these people that you're working with have seen a lot or not because the are looking at me leads me to say maybe not or in a in a couple of days because because for me i mean i the the reason of the veterans saved my life and i guess edgar of as an indoor ju and and i encounter them a time when i just i was in a fog so heavy that i just couldn't seizure in house right and i was like all right as will start over because has got to be a better than this and and they were the ones randomly through a random set of circumstances like i encounter them and i think i'd say a couple of these one is traumas trauma right it so it's relative to the person and and i don't know if you've ever red victor rankles book man search for meaning i don't run and abroad you or you i you have to because i brought you a copy of it and your book vowed struggled arbel's are bucks called struggle odds i may have want in the meantime i brought the big franco's book and he talks about a trauma is like gas in a bolt it will fill the space no matter how much our little there is no who you know don't underestimate or undermine your own it because when i was saying.
"ptsd" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Kind of insightful given the next thing we're going to discuss yeah because i think it is time to talk about tetra's in traumatic memory formation so a lot of people probably know this but it's worth explaining a little bit sometimes when people have a traumatic experience they can form a kind of recurrent toxic memory pattern that can cause serious trouble for them after the dramatic incident incident is over and done with so you mentioned a combat zone yeah imagine you're in a combat zone whether you are a soldier or just a bystander whatever you're at a place where people are fighting and there's a sudden eruption of gunfire and that leads to intense fear may be a maybe too personal injury to the threat on your life to witnessing a the death or injury of others and this can lead to post traumatic stress disorder a ptsd one of the main symptoms of ptsd is the presence of what are known as flashbacks heard these distress singh intrusive memories of the traumatic experience that come rushing into your mind like an irresistible torrent and can have debilitating effects and obviously you you don't wanna be you know driving the kids to school and suddenly just utterly possessed by memories of the time when somebody shot you in the shoulder yeah i mean it's the one of the worst moment to your life is suddenly gis popping up in your day in the course of your daily life during what should be that the best moments of your life at times right so there has been a lot of research into ways of treating ptsd and people who already have it so some treatment courses involve cognitive therapy and others can be talk therapy or exposure therapy exposing yourself to the problem some include drugs leica antianxiety medications are antidepressants and they're even some kind of weird and controversial therapies that have been suggested like i have you ever read anything about i movement desensitization and reprocessing or em d r.
"ptsd" Discussed on The Overwhelmed Brain
"That's an entirely different experience i'm just telling you from my i'll level avoiding situations that remind you of the event uh absolutely don't go near they're having more negative beliefs and feelings yes i believe that's exactly what happened i i'll just the way i thought about the world and our and that area of the body and my body definitely changed my perception different lens of the world hyper aroused or hypersensitive absolutely so it in my small case in my minor case even though as major to me but minor in comparison to a lot of other ptsd i can say yes i probably had ptsd from that event so i can probably speak on ptsd from vat level now your question however goes into the overlap of ptsd and narcissistic abuse now narcissistic abuse is when you abuse some one for your own our gratification for your own self esteem i mean it's a huge topic and probably has more definition the that but how can i if i was narcissistic how can i increase me feeling better by abusing you uh so that you can you know fill myself esteem fell myself worth so that i am important and make me feel loved in nurtured in the way i want you to maybe loved and nurtured isn't the right terms there but uh you get the idea how can i abuse your how can i do things to you that one my call abuse so that i feel better about myself.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mentally Ch(ill)
"So i could talk about like the ptsd in a school kids heads that i see young children i guess anti from this perspective and as i don't think it's only children but what i find interesting as i went to a training once like ruling six years ago the talked about how ptsd or traumatic events affects your brain and the same way like adhd affects your brain or it does something your brain that makes you had the same symptoms as someone with adhd so the lack of being able to concentrate so lot of kids you know that adhd is very i would say overly diagnose these days the everyone has adhd and i think that some kids i'll see like i can't diagnose but um ali you will eventually though yeah i will when i get there but i can classify kids with learning disabilities and i can say they have symptoms of a student who has adhd goes to your doctor but i'll see a lot of kids you know the the teachers third they can focus at can concentrate they must have adhd radioed upper and finding out there history like they had some traumatic events that's probably right in what's in that what stinks as they're not treated for p dst they're treated for adhd so that's where it gift kind of resi so then can you recommend to go get treated for piteously incidental i haven't really had that situation yet where i had to be that person it's just kind of like i'm like thinking in my head what if they had a dramatic man i'm never really i i guess one example i can say i don't think she would mind me saying this is my sisterinlaw on.
"ptsd" Discussed on Mentally Ch(ill)
"Um slit his throat and shadow in the head basically like when the whole thing happened she to the cops was like she called and was like i want to help solve this for you guy you know i want to help out so it's like she wanted to be is the free i always find it interesting when people do that like when they go search for the body in yeah it's like they get so much satisfaction from seeing singlet their work or something like that but anyway in her defence they tried to use that she had ptsd from killing him because it was like she had a few things in her defence so at first she was like oh it was ninjas like there were literally men dresses ninjas and they killed him and let her go and then i don't know what nother story was that she made up it eventually it got to that she admitted that she did kill him but it was in selfdefense but there's no selfdefence when like you kill when he steps on thursday times and shoot them in the face and that's us rage killing right i mean you could be raged from being like b n but that's still like no longer selfdefence hell or whatever that way but she couldn't quote unquote lake remember killing him from what she claimed to be was ptsd from killing him and so they use that in her defence but then the psychiatrist or whatever that diagnosed her with ptsd admitted that he found out that she lied about details when he was diagnostic ptsd so i think like he eventually kind of i think this was posttrial though withdrew his diagnosis of having p jesse but that's the problem like with all this mental health stuff is that like people use it as a crux or they'll use it as i could go to if they do something wrong right yeah and like to someone who acted it's like screw you rate yeah i have ptsd from you saying you have ptsd low that ripe super.