Resolve of a Caregiver

Resolve of a Caregiver

April 25th, 2015 | Military With PTSD

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Online Self-Help and Education.

Resolve of a Caregiver is an online Self-Help and education for Caregivers who learn how to give Home Care Assistance. There is no manual, little to no resources, nor an overabundance of help for caregivers. So that is what Resolve of a Caregiver is hoping to achieve. You set a pace that works best for you and work from the comfort of your own home. The Resolve of a Caregiver program is not meant to replace professional mental health, but provide you with education and tools to work in conjunction with your mental health care. Resolve of a Caregiver is a virtual education website for caregivers from Military with PTSD that offers video Self-Help modules like the one below.

10 Comments

  1. my son has ptsd and knows he has it .he has tried to kill himself at least once, but has written sucide letters several times. he is now eleminating all people from his past saying they give him anxiety. even me has his mother cannot see his kids unless someone else is with us for there safety. he has walked out on his wife and 2 kids and his now living with another girl who is 6 months pregnant, thinking he can just start his life over and forget the past. he has night sweats and tremors and his eyes are like they are 1000 miles away. i am so scared for him and do not know what to do i live about 11/2 hrs from him and do not know if he is even receiving help from the miltary. no one else seems to understand the changes in him they think he is just changing himself and are very willing to walk away. What can i do how do i help him should i go to Gagetown and talk to them or do i wait and do nothing please help me i am at my witts end is there a support group for mothers

    • Marianne,

      I was retired from the Navy in Sept. 2014, I too have PTSD and just wanted to let you know the VA has program to help your son called prolonged exposure. Its therapy that I attend weekly and is emotionally difficult but I have seen progress. Call your local VA and ask for help. Do not take the withdraw from your son personally, I am want to just withdraw from every too, its easier on me because non-military really live in a different world. There is no way to explain what is going on in our heads unless you have served. Stay strong, and Amazon sells a book called “why is dad so mad” that explains PTSD to kids.

    • If he is avoiding the VA hospital to get help, he should check out the Vet Center. It is required to be off the hospital campus, but provides counseling and support groups to not only the Vet, bit also the family of combat vets. They may be able to help you find ways to support and work to resolve issues with your son. You may also be able to attend the support groups.

      • The Vet Center is a WONDERFUL place for Veterans and their families to get help. One thing most people don’t know about the Vet Center is they DO NOT report anything to the VA. I know a lot of Veterans that are afraid to seek help because it could go on their VA record which means if they are still in, could get them discharged. Not the case with the Vet Center, they are strictly in it for the well-being of the Veteran and the families. I encourage any of you that have been wanting to reach out for counseling, groups, therapy or any other services find your local Vet Center and get connected with them! Gods Speed!!

  2. Marianne,

    I hope that you’ve received responses to your post. As someone who has PTSD from MST and is married to someone with PTSD from combat, I can tell you first hand that until your son wants help, he won’t accept help. I wish it was different. You can be there for him and remind him that you’re there but the people he will feel most comfortable talking to are the people he went through the trauma with if he’s unwilling to talk to a counselor or therapist or participate in group therapy. There are just my opinions. I’ll be praying for your son and you.

    Best of luck,
    Kathryn

  3. I agree with you Kathryn. My husband has ptsd and he does not want help. He doesnt want to go to the va, he doesnt want to talk about it, he doesnt want to go to counseling… Here recently with one of our arguments, hes acknowledged his ptsd and admits that he needs to talk to someone but he doesnt know who or where. Hes linked up with some friends about reaching out anf helping his generation veterans who have jus returned to civilian life after returning from war to help them cope… Its definitely true that if he doesnt want help, theres nothing you can do. Years after returning from hus second tour, hes finally starting to talk about it. Praying for your son, Marianne.

  4. Wow….thank you is no where near enough. I need this so much. I just happened upon this site through facebook. My Veteran husband has suffered many years. Our relationship has gotten volitile over the last few years. We have our good and bad days. Keep us in your prayers and I’ll keep ya’ll in mins.

  5. My husband and I have been struggling. He just started having issues with PTSD in July, 2015. This is SO to the T. We have good and bad days, but I TOTALLY fell INTO THE CAREGIVER mode. I am a social worker by occupation, and a mother by God’s grace. Thank you for putting this into perspective for me. I’m NOT crazy….

    • My husband appear to be suffering from more than PTSD. He doesn’t feel like he needs any help. His counselor is not from the VA and he doesn’t tell my husband when he’s wrong. He doesn’t see the paranoia and the delusion. My husband has made me the enemy in his mind. He thinks people are following him and intercepting his text messages and emails, just to name a few. He toured Vietnam twice and I think he has been misdiagnosed. Please pray for me

      Linda

  6. Thank you so, so much for this video series. While my situation is with a friend/roommate with non-military-related C-PTSD, I found the information here *incredibly* helpful in realizing how I was (albeit inadvertently and with the best of intentions) contributing to the volatile situation at home.

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