Posted on Jan 25, 2017
James Adair
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Posted in these groups: Help HelpScreen shot 2015 03 15 at 2.13.20 pm PTSD
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PO2 Arthur Delsing
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To help our vets we need to approach it with care and in a firm but delicate manner.

There are many treatments available that have all been positive. We need to be willing to cycle through the treatments carefully to find the one that is right for that vet. Some do well with full immersion therapy, others with animal therapies (dog or horse), others do well talking, while others need to learn and take on Mindfulness Based Therapies.

The important aspect here is that it is not a one pill solution. We have to talk with the vet and make a plan of trying different therapies to find the right solution. Get them to be an active part in understanding why we will have them try a therapy but know there is a plan if it does not seem to have a positive response for them.

As vets we generally do better when we are a part of the program as opposed to expecting us to continually follow blindly.
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SSG Carlos M.
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SPC Brian Mason
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I know that help from other Veterans who also have PTSD as well as those who can, can help. I got help through the VA near me, but they were doctors and psychologists with no military experience. They were very helpful, just didn't have the empathy of being in the military.
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