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Command Post What is this?
Posted on Aug 13, 2019
Nichole Ayres
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SGT Ben Keen
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For me, I didn't get help right away because I was fearful of being labeled. But one I started getting help things started to get better. It's still a struggle, some good days, some bad days but I'm still pushing.
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Definitely Not! However, proper diagnosis is Imperative!SGT Ben Keen
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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I follow the DSM and one Has to meet Criteria. Nichole Ayres
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SGT James Perander
SGT James Perander
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Good luck dude, I’ve been going there for 20 years and I’m worse when I went in . Biggest fucking joke ever.
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SGT James Perander
SGT James Perander
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And you wonder why vet commit suicide and become homeless because they don’t give a shit.
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Excellent post. I think that’s part of the reason I became a therapist instead of a lawyer. I wanted to help as many people as I could and I am still trying to be there for anyone in need. Asking for help does NOT mean you are weak! I think it actually means you’re strong and have the courage to admit you can’t do this alone!
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PFC Donnie Harold Harris
PFC Donnie Harold Harris
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Thank you Nancy. Excellent choice.
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CPL Linda Breen
CPL Linda Breen
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Thank you for all the support that you give and may God bless you and give you strength and wisdom for the year to come
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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CPL Linda Breen Is hank You My Sister. I provided excellent n-home therapy to Marine Corps families at Cameron LeJeune, NRAS, & Cherry Point. Loved my job and the Pride of the USMC! Let bed leaving Bas at sundown... when “Taps” played, Everyone stopped, got out of their cars and Saluted or hand over heart until flag was down and folded! Awesome traditions!
Not to mention, 2nd Force Recon Marines are Buff’! You definitely knew when spring arrived... great bodies are n green shorts without shirts running All Over Base!
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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PFC Donnie Harold Harris I definitely enjoyed provided my students n-home services to Marine Corps families.
Play Mornings msg with parents and children were lots of Fun when Marines joined in(think they had more fun than the children!
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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Edited 17 d ago
It has been my experience that soldiers with PTSD often fall into two camps: 1. Treat them like they have no problem, 2. or focus on their treatment. Standards are often a concept we espouse. However, with PTSD the care is not standardized.


I deeply empathize and lament with those who fall and don't get up for the count, I know because I barely got up a few times. Maybe I was just lucky to have a unit that emphasized my care more than anything else.

I had many fears in regards to seeking help:

- It would end my career
- Nobody can fix me
- People won't understand why I am what I am
- What happens after I seek help
- I have been trained to never give up and I can fight this alone
- The army is all I knew
- In my state of mind the world is a scary place
- How will I take care of my family after being kicked out of the military
- I am close to the finish line and I can make it on my own
- If I seek help I am a quitter and a failure
- I really don't know what to do

I wrote a paper in regards to PTSD and my experiences. It might very well help you understand and heal from PTSD. Just message me if you want it.
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MAJ Jack Horn, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, CCTP, CCTP-II, CCFP, CDBT
MAJ Jack Horn, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, CCTP, CCTP-II, CCFP, CDBT
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Thanks for the clarification. I wasn’t fussing with you, but piggy backed on an opportunity to take issue with how the VA addresses the problem. The VA tends to restrict their clinicians to a very narrow range of protocol-based treatment approaches. The good news is, they are accelerating their additions of approved outside providers to expand access. I just recently made that list, which will be nice when our CBOC relocates later this year to the building next door to my practice. 30 yards away is about as convenient as it can get.
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PO3 Helen Hill
PO3 Helen Hill
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i would love a copy of the paper you wrote in regards to PTSD
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MAJ Ken Landgren
MAJ Ken Landgren
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PO3 Helen Hill - Give me some time. I messed up my email lol
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MAJ Ken Landgren
MAJ Ken Landgren
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PO3 Helen Hill - Message me your email.
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