Monday, August 31, 2020

PTSD Patrol Touch By The Sun

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 31, 2020

When you start to heal it feels like when the rain stops coming down, the sun starts to shine and drizzle sparkles. You find so much to be happy about your life will sparkle too!
"If you want to be brave
And reach for the top of the sky
And the farthest point on the horizon
Do you know who you'll meet there
Great soldiers and seafarers,
Artists and dreamers
Who need to be close, close to the light"
That is the beginning of the featured video today by Carly Simon.





To be touched by the sun is to feel the warmth and power wash over you, filling your soul and lifting you up.

Touched By The Sun
If you want to be brave
And reach for the top of the sky
And the farthest point on the horizon
Do you know who you'll meet there
Great soldiers and seafarers,
Artists and dreamers
Who need to be close, close to the light
They need to be in danger of burning by fire
And I, I want to get there
 I, I want to be one
One who is touched by the sun,
One who is touched by the sun
Often I want to walk
The safe side of the street
And lull myself to sleep
And dull my pain
But deep down inside I know
I've got to learn from the greats,
Earn my right to be living,
Let my wings of desire
Soar over the night
I need to let them say
I, I want to be one
One who is touched by the sun,
One who is touched by the sun
I've got to learn from the greats,
Earn my right to be living,
With every breath that I take,
Every heartbeat
And I, I want to get there
I, I want to be one, One who is touched by the sun,
One who is touched by the sun.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Carly Simon
Touched by the Sun lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Sunday, August 30, 2020

PTSD Patrol find a new purpose


PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 30, 2020

There are two ways people think after surviving trauma. Either God did it to them, or God saved them.

If you believe that God did it to you, it makes it very hard to hope or even pray. It is even harder if someone says, "God only gives us what we can handle" as if telling us that God did it on purpose, would be comforting.

Yet if we believe we were saved, then we not only have hope and find it empowering to pray, we also live believing there is some purpose to our lives, not our suffering.

We just had an example of that with the passing of Chadwick Boseman. He died after a long battle with cancer, yet all the time he was suffering, he was giving hope and inspiration to others.


"Sometimes you need to get knocked down before you can really figure out what your fight is and how you need to fight it," he told the class of 2018.

"Whatever you choose for a career path, remember, the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose," he said. "When I dared to challenge the system that would relegate us to victims and stereotypes with no clear historical backgrounds, no hopes or talents, when I questioned that method of portrayal, a different path opened up for me, the path to my destiny."


Everyone of us can take our own pain that we felt, and help others carry their own, if we really understand that what caused the pain was not sent to us, but what came afterwards, we are empowered to use to help heal the world.

When you survive the event that caused PTSD, your life is not the same as before. You can find a new purpose for the future to make life better for others by thinking about what made it better for you. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD



Ecclesiastes 3
English Standard Version
A Time for Everything 3

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

PTSD Patrol oh happier ride

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 29, 2020

Imagine being on a better road than you are on right now. Taking a new road toward a happier life instead of being stuck on a lonely, bumpy road. 

You can have a happier ride if you are ready to get off the familiar road and onto the road you traveled less thus far.



The song Oh Happy Day from Sister Act 2 is one of my favorites because it shows the transformation from being afraid to rejoicing and it feels like that when you heal. That is why it is the featured video on ptsdpatrol.com today. Imagine your life changing like that! It can and you can start to rejoice as a survivor! #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD


Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
He washed my sins away (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
He taught me how to watch, fight and pray, fight and pray
And live rejoicing every, everyday
Oh happy day
He taught me how
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Edwin Hawkins
Oh Happy Day lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management

Friday, August 28, 2020

PTSD Patrol hopping on The Love Train

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 28, 2020

Today the feature video is Love Train and it is time to stop the pity party and rejoice as a survivor instead of wondering why you did. PTSD only has as much power over your life as you allow it to have. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD Happiness is waiting on the Love Train.



Love Train by The O'Jays
People all over the world (everybody)
Join hands (join)
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world (all the world, now)
Join hands (love ride)
Start a love train (love ride), love train
The next stop that we make will be soon
Tell all the folks in Russia, and China, too
Don't you know that it's time to get on board
And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
Well, well
People all over the world (you don't need no money)
Join hands (come on)
Start a love train, love train (don't need no ticket, come on)
People all over the world (Join in, ride this train)
Join in (Ride this train, y'all)
Start a love train (Come on, train), love train
All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel, too
Please don't miss this train at the station
'Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you
Well
People all over the world (Sisters and brothers)
Join hands (join, come on)
Start a love train (ride this train, y'all), love train (Come on)
People all over the world (Don't need no tickets)
Join hands (come on, ride)
Start a love train, love train
Ride, let it ride
Let it ride
Let it ride
People, ain't no war
People all over the world (on this train)
Join in (ride the train)
Start a love train, love train (ride the train, y'all)
People all over the world (come on)
Join hands (you can ride or stand, yeah)
Start a love train, love train (makin' love)
People all over the world ('round the world, y'all)
Join hands (come on)
Start a love train, love train
Source: LyricFindv Songwriters: Kenneth Gamble / Leon Huff
Love Train (Re-Recorded / Remastered) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music Inc

Thursday, August 27, 2020

PTSD Patrol road to a better life

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 27, 2020

It can seem like the only way out of darkness has been blocked but that is only because you feel trapped. There is a way out of that place and a better life is waiting ✨ #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

"better life for me and you"

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place-The Animals-(Live)-1965

In this dirty old part of the city
Where the sun refused to shine
People tell me there ain't no use in tryin'
Now my girl you're so young and pretty
And one thing I know is true
You'll be dead before your time is due, I know
Watch my daddy in bed a-dyin'
Watched his hair been turnin' grey
He's been workin' and slavin' his life away
Oh yes I know it
(Yeah!) He's been workin' so hard
(Yeah!) I've been workin' too, baby
(Yeah!) Every night and day
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)
We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
'cause girl, there's a better life for me and you
Now my girl you're so young and pretty
And one thing I know is true, yeah
You'll be dead before your time is due, I know it
Watch my daddy in bed a-dyin'
Watched his hair been turnin' grey, yeah
He's been workin' and slavin' his life away
I know he's been workin' so hard
(Yeah!) I've been workin' too, baby
(Yeah!) Every day baby
(Yeah!) Whoa!
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)
We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
Girl, there's a better life for me and you
Somewhere baby, somehow I know it
We gotta get out of this place
If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
Girl, there's a better life for me and you
Believe me baby
I know it baby
You know it too
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil
We Gotta Get out of This Place lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

PTSD Patrol you can see clearly now too

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 26, 2020

Today the feature video is I Can See Clearly Now. That is what starting to heal feels like 👍 PTSD only has as much control over you as you allow it to have. 


#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD




I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
I think I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies
I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
Oh what a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Johnny Nash
I Can See Clearly Now lyrics © Nashco Music, Inc

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

PTSD Patrol You've Got A Friend For The Road

PTSD Patrol 
Kathie Costos
August 25, 2020

When things are going wrong, and days seem impossible to get through, it is easy to feel alone. People you thought were you friends can turn their backs on you because they do not understand what PTSD is. But you're not really alone.  There are over 8 million more Americans who know exactly how you feel. Most of them are reaching out to help others....just like you.



Search online and you'll find them.

For today's feature video, it is James Taylor singing You've Got A Friend....because you do!

Monday, August 24, 2020

PTSD Patrol Life Lift Living For Love

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 24, 2020


The feature video today is Donna Summer I Will Live For Love 💘 and I used this song years ago to give members of the military encouragement to help the heal. Best reason in the world to heal is for those you love. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD


Eight years ago, I used I Will Live For Love for a PTSD anti-suicide video for members of the military. They forgot how many reasons they do have to live for those they love. After all, others meant so much to them they were willing to die for them, the least they could do is heal for them.


I Will Live For Love
Lyrics
I never needed someone
''cause I always led a life of my own
Never waited for the ring of the 'phone
Never had anyone here
When I got home
But love's about to change my heart
I'm waiting for the doorbell to chime
When I always lived one day at a time
I thought that I was getting on fine
Never felt I was alone
'til you change your mind
Love's about to change my heart
Could a day be so long
When I always felt secure and so strong
And all the time as I went along
Never thought I would desire
So much to belong
Love's about to change my heart
Love's about to change my heart, ooh
Never ever thought the sky was so blue
Never ever thought I'd feel so new
Always thought I'd know what to do
But I guess I wasn't counting on you
What did I know
I always felt so much on control
I thought I'd make it all on my own
Never thought I would forget
All I have known
Love's about to change my heart
Love's about to change my heart
Love's about to change, change, change
My heart...

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Aitken / Stock / Waterman
Love’s About to Change My Heart lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

PTSD Patrol Standing By You on the Road

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 23, 2020

How much better do you feel on a hot day, after a rain storm comes through and cools things off? I love it when there is a sun shower ending the storm. That is the way it feels when you are in your own storm and someone says, "You are not alone" and you know that things just changed.

The featured video today is "Stand By Me" and there were 2 versions of it. I hope they remind you that fear does not have to be part of your life when you have someone standing by you.

That is what is happening all over the country as more and more people reach out to let you know they survived with the help of someone else, and so can you!

PRINCE ROYCE - Stand By Me 2011

And Ben E King

Saturday, August 22, 2020

PTSD Patrol celebrating the road ahead

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 22,2020

"It's up to you...what's your pleasure?" Isn't it about time someone asked you that question? If you have PTSD, you survived and that is worth celebrating! 

After all the videos I've shared with speeches to help you heal, it seems like a great time to take a break from that and switch to some music.

If you are like me, you are listening to music in the vehicle you drive. I listen to oldies in the car and at home. Music has the power to change the mood I'm in, and safe bet, for you too, even if it is just for a few minutes.


Friday, August 21, 2020

PTSD Patrol nights with snakes on the road

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 21, 2020 

With the pandemic raging across the country, mental health professionals have been seeing a spike in patients reporting vivid dreams. To tell you the truth, until I started to read about it, I thought I may have been in need of a mental health visit too. For me, my vivid dreams are always about snakes!

Python
You don't have to have PTSD for this to happen but if you don't then you may be able to understand how trauma survivors have a hard time sleeping most of the time.



Thursday, August 20, 2020

PTSD Patro: Pit Stop

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 20, 2020

Today there will not be a video from me since I had an early dinner that included a Margarita! I am taking pit stop, so here is a great video from Debi Silber on healing after betrayal. Considering what we have going on....it is much needed.

See you tomorrow.....

Do You Have Post Betrayal Syndrome? | Debi Silber | TEDxCherryCreekWomen

 

Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute https://PBTInstitute.com is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development speaker, author and mentor who helps people heal from Post Betrayal Syndrome. She’s the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis, and has contributed to The Dr. Oz show, FOX, CBS, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Psychology Today, Health, Shape, WebMD, and Glamour to name a few. Her recent PhD study on how we experience betrayal-what holds us back, what helps us heal and what happens to us (physically, mentally and emotionally) when the people closest to us lie, cheat and deceive made three groundbreaking discoveries.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

PTSD Patrol: We Shall Overcome That Hill

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 9, 2020

Shauna Quigley is the feature video today. She is talking about when she was young and grew up with a problem..alcoholism in the family, tragic death and multiple traumas.

As I was listening to her, it sounded a lot like my life. My wakening moment came when one night when I was about 7, I woke up in the middle of the night and headed to the bathroom. As I walked down the hall, the light was coming from across the street and made a door glow. I swear to this day, it was the face of Jesus. I was comforted. 

Like Shauna, experts said that I should have had PTSD and all the other problems that come along with it. I didn't. Sure I went through all the symptoms that come with shock, but PTSD did not take hold for long. That is, not until I was much older and my ex-husband tried to kill me, and then stalked me for a very long time.

For the most part, I was able to fight on unless I heard a muscle car and the engine rev. Adrenaline rush, heart racing, flashbacks and fear would take over for seconds until I could remind myself it was not him and I survived the worst he could do.

Rationally that fear should have not followed me down the east coast, but it did until my cousin sent me his obituary clipping from the newspaper.

But I overcame all of it! So can you. I hope that you find comfort on these pages and daily reminders that the only thing you are limited by, is giving up. This is a hill that you can get over and sometimes, you need to go into overdrive to do it~






Healing Trauma: New Paradigm Letting the Body Inform the Mind | Shauna Quigley | TEDxStormontWomen 

Trauma and it’s negative effects on our mental health has been an age old problem. Therapist Shauna Quigley demystifies the healing process by sharing her story of healing her own childhood trauma. She invites you to consider the idea that trauma can be healed if we allow the body to inform the mind. 

Shauna is the Founder and Director of Wellnessseeker, an online school that offers a variety of programmes, aimed directly at supporting mental and emotional difficulties. Shauna is passionate about the potential of the human spirit to heal and is convinced that everyone has the capacity to transform their suffering.


Keep these lyrics in your mind and know that we shall overcome, if we believe!
We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome, some day 

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day 

We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand, some day 

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day 

We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace
We shall live in peace, some day 

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day 

We are not afraid
We are not afraid
We are not afraid, TODAY 

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day 

The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around some day 

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome, some day

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

PTSD Patrol: Not Giving Up

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 18, 2020

Last night I was watching the DNC convention and I was reminded of things I had forgotten about Joe Biden. He suffered a lot in his life, but instead of being limited by the pain he knew all too well, he decided to use that pain to help others heal too.

This isn't political but it is about as inspirational as it gets.

(ABC News 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden today delivered a deeply personal and, at times, emotional address to survivors of slain U.S. military service members, recounting his struggle with intense grief after his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident almost 40 years ago.

"For the first time in my life, I understood how someone could consciously decide to commit suicide," Biden told a Washington gathering organized by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a non-profit advocacy group, to commemorate Memorial Day.

"Not because they were deranged, not because they were nuts, because they'd been to the top of the mountain and they just knew in their heart they'd never get there again, that it was … never going to be that way ever again. That's how an awful lot of you feel."

Biden described how he first learned of the accident on Dec. 18, 1972, just weeks after he was first elected to the U.S. Senate from Delaware. While he was in Washington, D.C., his wife, Neilia, one-year-old daughter, Naomi, and sons, Beau and Hunter, were Christmas shopping in Hockessin, Del. Their car was struck by a tractor-trailer. Only Beau and Hunter survived. 

"There will come a day, I promise you, and your parents, as well, when the thought of your son or daughter or your husband or wife brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye," he said. "It will happen. My prayer for you is that day will come sooner or later. But the only thing I have more experience than you in is this: I'm telling you it will come."  



Vice president opens up about past grief and thoughts of suicide.


Monday, August 17, 2020

PTSD Patrol: On the road with geniuses

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 17, 2020 



The feature video today is Jim Carey. Most people don't know he suffered from depression. I think that was what motivated him to try to make people feel better about the road they were on. Do you want to make your life better? Then remember what it felt like to not know you could, do it and then pass on hope. To quote from Bruce Almighty..."Be the miracle" and make someone's life better than it would have been if you didn't try.

It works the same way when you have PTSD. Change the "world" you live in, heal and pass it on too! Be the miracle in their life."
#breakthesilence and #takebackyourlife from #PTSD

Jim Carrey on Spirituality and Overcoming Depression
Jim Carey motivational speech

Sunday, August 16, 2020

PTSD Patrol Humming Along

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 16, 2020

Today I spent the day with friends and saw this humming bird flying around the feeder. Every time I thought I had a chance to get it on video, it took off. Then after it teased me for over an hour, it decided to give me a break. Life is like that and when you are ready to give up on something....you catch a glimpse of wonderment!

So, after seeing me every day on these videos, I figured I would give readers a break and just something uplifting of the spirt with no words needed.


But if you do need words... "98% of people don't understand this" Matthew McConaughey's Incredible Motivational Speech. Matthew McConaughey's Important Life Advice That Will Change Your Future.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

PTSD Patrol: Til It Happens To You

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August  15, 2020

We know about PTSD because people came out and broke the silence. We know we are not alone because it happened to someone before it happened to us. We know we are not alone because others had the courage to tell us.

We also know that we have the power to take back our lives after surviving trauma because people like Lady Gaga understood the value she was proving to others....
The featured video today is by Lady Gaga who has PTSD from sexual abuse. It is hard to watch but when you think about how we learn about something that happens to others we also learn that no one is alone. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from PTSD

New York (CNN)Lady Gaga made a powerful announcement to a group of young LGBT people in New York -- she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. Gaga revealed that she suffers from the debilitating mental illness at Harlem's Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth on November 25. The taped segment aired on NBC's "Today" show Friday. She visited the center as part of a collaboration between her foundation, Born This Way, and the NBC morning show. She brought along clothing, gifts and donuts. (CNN)


Lady Gaga - Til It Happens To You (Official Music Video)

Friday, August 14, 2020

PTSD Patrol fueling the fearless soul

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 14, 2020


When you survived something it can seem impossible for you to find meaning to live. Once you discover how much happiness you can gain back, then you'll want to pass it on to others and create a new beginning for them. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

Fearless Soul

This Is Not The End - Inspiring Speech On Depression and Mental Health

Thursday, August 13, 2020

PTSD Patrol decide to heal and live for love

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 13, 2020

According to the Department of Defense, there has been an average of at least 500 members of the Active Duty and Reserve members of the National Guard and Reserves since 2012.

As bad as that is, when you consider that they have been trained in Suicide Prevention, you feel the sense of dread for not just them, but for everyone.

These men and women valued life so much, they were willing to sacrifice everything, including their own lives, to save others, yet when they needed to save themselves, they did not find the support or help to do it. 

I would love to have a long talk with their leaders, considering PTSD was researched since Vietnam veterans came home, and we've known exactly how to do it, but they will not listen to anyone who can change the outcome in a positive way.

What does that say to the rest of the over 8 million Americans with PTSD? How are we supposed to take what they say seriously when the outcome has been this devastating and prolonged for this long?

What makes it worse is that there are thousands of groups out there claiming to be about addressing the problem of suicides in the military and the veterans' community, and more join them but as their finances go up, so does the death count.

If you are in the military, or a veteran, or anyone else who thinks you no longer have a reason to live, consider the message this video gives and decide to heal and live for love.

Until we manage to get this message across to them, there isn't much hope the rest of us will hear it!
#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD
Coming home after combat should not be more dangerous but it is. Too many veterans committed suicide today. Be alive today to heal tomorrow. You served because you loved this country and those you served with. Live for love now! UPDATE This was uploaded on 1-2-2012, long before the reports became headline news. The number back then was 18 a day. Goes to show how little has changed and how all the talk about "raising awareness" has been a lot of stunts and very little progress.

Alive Day

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

PTSD Patrol: It is like "Katniss going into the Hunger Games"

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 12, 2020

Today's feature video is Janet Seahorn, Ph.D talking about what PTSD is with a personal connection to it...her Vietnam Veteran husband and living with PTSD.

Knowing what that is like, it is with pleasure I listened to this. All too often when we are a family member, we feel alone, as if there is no help for us. I used to feel that way for a long time.

In researching it I discovered years ago, I very well could have ended up with raging PTSD from being a survivor of over ten events. The more I understood my husband, the more I understood how important it was to #takebackyourlife because I did and he is too!

Today's feature video is Janet Seahorn PhD who is also married to a Vietnam VET. She covers what PTSD is for everyone including those who live with them. It is educational and comforting, plus she shows her sense of humor with "I feel like Katniss going into the Hunger Games."

#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

"I feel like Katniss going into the Hunger Games!"
Janet Seahorn


Understanding PTSD's Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions | Janet Seahorn
PTSD disrupts the lives of average individuals as well as combat veterans who have served their country. The person experiencing the trauma often then impacts the lives of his/her family, friends, and workplaces. PTSD does not distinguish between race, age or gender and often goes undiagnosed. Even with proper diagnosis, many individuals do not know where to turn to get help. Society needs to understand the aftermath of trauma especially combat trauma and how to prepare for warriors when they return home.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

PTSD Patrol: WHEN IT HURTS! Don't you give up on life

PTSD Patrol

Kathie Costos
August 11, 2020

When things suck, you may think you are alone, but you are not. Remember, there are at least 8 million Americans with PTSD. A lot of them went through really dark days too, and a lot of them ended up healing enough that they ended up loving themselves again.

Today's feature video is Coach Pain giving a pep talk to the team. You are part of a huge team with others trying to heal. At least 8 million Americans have PTSD, so you are not alone even though you may think no one else will understand. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD



WHEN IT HURTS - Best Motivational Speech Video 

(Featuring Coach Pain) From Motiversity

 

WHEN IT HURTS! Don't you give up on life. Help someone. Lift someone up when they are down. Be someones strength when they are weak. We all struggle. Keep fighting forward. Make your mark in this world because someone didn't make it today... But you did. Powerful new motivational speech and our first release with Coach Pain.

Monday, August 10, 2020

PTSD Patrol Moving Forward

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
August 10, 2020

Today the inspiration video is this one. I was on Work Ready New Hampshire Facebook page and left a comment that because of this program I finally started my own business. It gave me the support and encouragement to try it. I will have more on this later, but sometimes you just need someone to believe in you to get you on your way!

I believe in you and how much happier you will be when you drive away from #PTSD


That is what I try to do everyday because I know how wonderful it felt when someone did it for me! It will feel wonderful for you too when you find what you need to move forward away from what PTSD is doing to you. #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

Sunday, August 9, 2020

PTSD Patrol Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Suicide Broke The Silence

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Kathie Costos
August 9, 2020

Todays feature video is about a firefighter who had PTSD but couldn't find what he needed to heal. He sent out a plea for others to find the help they needed before he ended his own life. 

The story of Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief David Dangerfield is one of losing hope at the same time holding onto hope that his death could make a difference for those he left behind. 

His life ended in 2016, but his legacy goes on as more and more understand that PTSD is not just what military people get....#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

The story of Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief David Dangerfield from TC Palm news

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Firefighters and paramedics are mourning the death of a man who worked alongside them for nearly three decades.

Indian River County Sheriff deputies went to a wooded area off State Road 60 west of Interstate 95 about 10:30 p.m. Saturday following a 911 call from Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief David Dangerfield, Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Eric Flowers said.

Dangerfield had driven his pickup to mile marker 13 about midway between I-95 and Yeehaw Junction, Flowers said. Dangerfield told dispatchers where he could be found, Flowers said. Deputies located the pickup and found Dangerfield a short distance away in the woods, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Sheriff's Office said.

Emergency Services Director John King sent an email late Saturday night to Dangerfield's co-workers about his death, Assistant Chief Brian Burkeen said.

"It is with great sadness I share with you the passing of Battalion Chief David Dangerfield this evening," King wrote in the email to his firefighters and paramedics. "Please keep Dave’s immediate and extended family in your thoughts and prayers."


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