Like many veterans throughout our country’s history, I needed mental medical attention but did not seek help BY: SAMANTHA NEROVE, POSTED ON MAY 28, 2017 A soldier crochets a garden of hope in the battlefield of despair. Pistol? Check. Body armor? Check. Yarn, hooks, crochet books? Check. My Combat Crochet Basic Load (CCBL) was prepped for battle. I was ready to … Continue reading Combat Crochet and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Yarn over…
A uniform helps us to hold things together; when who we are is perceived as not enough, it recomforts us to feel part of a family, like army or a corporation. It fills our need of recognisition and belonging to the paradigm. In case your family could not give you more support or understanding, it's … Continue reading A Talk with Sabrina.
Parisian Sparks of Inspiration. It goes without saying, during my Journey, the assistance of Firefighters has been effective several times: anxiety, panic attacks and terror attacks. "FIGHT TO SAVE US" French firefighters are complaining the lack of staff and fuel. The fact is "that they can't even strike, cos they are meant to be there … Continue reading BOOKS
When I decided to write for this website, I was feeling quite isolated, and abandoned. It was almost Xmas time, and as I do regularly, I was seeking for my “cause of the year”. My first attempts to find penpals, except for subscribing to “International Pen Friends”(thank you my last representative from Sidney, AU), were … Continue reading Forces Penpals for Combat Stress.
Brendan Obyrne speaks out about his alcohol addiction, and what really helps healing back from combat. Talking to other veterans, or alcoholics, more than VA associations or other civilians. Yes, I might repeat my self, but I really appreciate the work of this journalist, and completely support it. I find that he gives finally back … Continue reading Understanding is the key to trauma healing.