04 October, 2016

{{Book Review}} Love Our Vets:Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD




Chances are that if your loved one has seen war, he or she has PTSD at some level, and you who love your veteran will also be deeply and profoundly affected.


Finally, here is a comprehensive, practical book solely dedicated to addressing the cries and needs of the loved ones. Finally! A book that is geared toward your needs and issues—your cries.



Love Our Vets answers more than 60 heartfelt questions, providing down-to-earth wisdom and much-needed tips for taking care of yourself. Sharing as a counselor and from her personal experience of living with a 100% disabled veteran with PTSD, Welby O’Brien gives hope, encouragement, and practical help for families and loved ones who are caught in the wake of the trauma. This book addresses a broad spectrum of issues and concerns and offers realistic wisdom from a wide variety of individuals who share from real hearts and lives.



Welcomed by VA and other counselors, this is not just another book about PTSD; rather, it is a tremendous resource for families and loved ones who struggle heroically along with their vets to face the day-to-day challenges.


*My Review*
My husband is now retired from the USAF, but when he was in he went on two overseas deployments. The first time he deployed, he was fresh out of Tech school, and we had been at our first duty station for about 7 months. We had two children at the time(one was just an infant). Thankfully I had my mom to help me, as well as the members of the squadron that were left behind to operate.

Needless to say, my husband came home from Iraq about 8 months later and was different. I didn't understand what it was at the time, but he was distant and wanted to sit outside a lot. When he came home from South Korea he was anxious and jumpy. Thankfully we had amazing Drs. & were able to get him the help needed.

Most of "Love Our Vets" talks about the spouse/partner of the Military member with PTSD, but it also speaks to the parents of the military member with PTSD as well.

I'm sure the Author meant well in writing this book, and I'm sure it will help someone/families. 

We lose 22 Veterans to Suicide a day...A DAY. That's too many. We need more resources out there. I'm not saying this book isn't great,I just wish there could have been more useful info like; where our Veterans & their families can go to when they need help with feeling overwhelmed or helpless.

Our Veterans sacrificed EVERYTHING to serve and protect us and our Country, now it's time we do the same for them.
  
*Disclaimer*
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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