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PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

For Marines and family members dealing with PTSD, on the OpSEC Compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

Members: 51
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Welcome to the PTSD Group

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.



Click here for quick access to the PTSD News Articles discussion forum.


The next chat night with Dr. Bridget Cantrell is Thursday, December 12th, 2013, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Bridget C. Cantrell, Ph.D., author of the acclaimed post-traumatic stress disorder book Downrange: To Iraq and Back and Once a Warrior: Wired for Life, participates in a monthly online discussion group sponsored by, Inc.  

Discussion Forum

PTSD News Articles

Started by Marine Parents Inc. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) on Tuesday. 73 Replies

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jun 27, 2016. 1 Reply

Handling PTSD during the Holidays

Started by 1~Keri (HCC) Jan 1, 2016. 0 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Dec 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Oct 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Sep 18, 2013. 0 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Jul 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night on Thursday, June 6, 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Jun 2, 2013. 0 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night - Thursday, 05/09/13

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM May 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Apr 21, 2013. 0 Replies

What happens after Marine asks for help...

Started by VPMM. Last reply by 1~Tanya (Tanya) Mar 17, 2013. 4 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night - Thursday, MARCH 21, 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Mar 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Dr. Cantrell Chat Night on Thursday, 12/13/12

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Dec 11, 2012. 0 Replies

Feeling very alone right now

Started by Alicia. Last reply by MusicRoxMySox Oct 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Just as confused - question

Started by MusicRoxMySox Oct 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Does this sound like PTSD?

Started by Alicia. Last reply by MusicRoxMySox Oct 10, 2012. 5 Replies

Parental PTSD

Started by 1~Kevsproudmom (Sue) Volunteer. Last reply by 1~PMMOM (Martha) Mar 15, 2012. 14 Replies

I just need support right now...

Started by Alicia. Last reply by 1~Tanya (Tanya) Jan 26, 2012. 6 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 17, 2016 at 8:27am
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on July 13, 2016 at 7:34pm
How to Talk Openly About Suicide

It can be frightening when a friend or family member is thinking about suicide. What do you say? How do you say it? What if you say something wrong?

It is normal to question yourself and your ability to help. The thought of someone wanting to die can leave you feeling helpless, lost, and even guilty. So what can you do to help? The willingness to have the hard conversations is key to assisting our Marines and getting help so they can continue to thrive.

Continue reading:
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 31, 2016 at 9:58am
Help is a phone call away.. and also the DStress hotline..

Never Leave a Marine Behind:
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 7, 2015 at 7:59pm
I've searched and found an article (of sorts) relating to the Veterans 2nd Amendment rights, called Veterans Disarmament Act To Bar Vets From Owning Guns.
I've sent you the direct link.

I'm almost certain you aren't alone with a Marine dealing with images of war, what was seen and what they have done.
Hoping your son has a great support around him. When deployed with their buddies they develop very deep bonds.
prayers always for all who serve and have served..
Comment by Tiny1pj on September 6, 2015 at 6:09pm

My sons were both deployed to Afghanistan, one as a mechanic, the other in a HSB. Our HSB son is definitely having to deal with PTSD from what he saw, what he experienced, and what I would like to know is what are the requirements for service connected disability for PTSD (he is already 40% for both a jump injury and hearing loss,

The only thing he worries about if he pursues getting the rating for PTSD is what we are hearing about the government trying to take away out veterans 2nd Amendment Rights if they get the rating.

I would appreciate any assistance.

God bless all our nation's warriors, and their families.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 25, 2015 at 4:01pm
June is PTSD Awareness Month

Join our efforts to spread the word about PTSD and effective treatments during PTSD Awareness Month. Everyone makes a difference.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.
Comment by Paul R on September 24, 2013 at 4:36pm

Hi Proud Marine Mom,  through the beauty of the internet and google, I followed their ride and stops along the way with similar links as the one that I put here earlier.  I'm so glad to hear that it was a very rewarding experience for him and also brings our Veterans together to share in it. He must've met new friends along the way and they can continue to encourage each other and look forward to future rides - it's optimistic and very positive to having goals and fun once again. I'm happy for both you & him !. Here's another good link with pictures to their day 6 ride through NY :


Comment by Proud Marine Mom on September 24, 2013 at 4:08pm

Hello everyone, is been a while since I wrote a comment. Paul, my son was in the Minuteman challenge. The pictures I saw were amazing, his smile was genuine. He tells me that it was a great experience and met a lot of people. I'm glad I picked him up from the airport because that was when he talked about it, I never know when the emotional roller coaster is going to take place. I'm so grateful for opportunities like this one, bringing this team of elite veterans that have so much in common. He said that the ESPN visit was really fun, they got to take pictures. Every stop they did was important and significant. Thanks for your comments, it really helps talking about it.

Comment by Paul R on September 9, 2013 at 8:05pm

That is GREAT news ! I'm sure that all of the camaraderie that they share as a team helps them along too.  Here is a link to a newspaper story about this " Minuteman Challenge " ride and I see that the goal for tomorrow is Danbury, Ct - at the home of ESPN. It's an excellent experience for him !

Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge Will Bring Bicycling Veterans Through Newtown, Tuesday

Friday, September 6, 2013

A group of approximately 200 injured veterans and their supporters will set off on Sunday, September 8, on the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) Minuteman Challenge, a seven-day, 425-mile bicycle ride. The route begins in Lexington, Mass., and will conclude in Philadelphia, Penn., on Saturday, September 14.

Comment by Proud Marine Mom on September 9, 2013 at 7:21pm

Thank you, I just spoke to him and they rode 77 miles. He sounds good and is enjoying this journey. I see how committed he is and I'm glad that has not change with all the difficulties he has had. Thank you again for your kind words.  


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