Love Our Vets is a very good book. I loved the message and hope included in this book. As a person with many people serving this book hit close to home for me. PTSD is such an issue today with so many people coming back from war, injured mentally as well as physically. PTSD is not always talked about as much as it should be. The authors did a great job at give you ideas on how to help and shinning a light on the situation of PTSD. This is not a marriage manual, diagnose yourself, or a replacement for therapy and other treatment. It is a book that will give families ideas on how to make life easier with PTSD. It is a manual for love and understanding. It will encourage and comfort you along the way. This doesn't affect just the veteran, it affects us all in ways that are sometimes hard to see at first. When we pull back the blinders we can truly help solve the issues. This book talks about all the symptoms that many face the fear, loneliness, anxiety, reliving parts of war, sleepless nights, and so on. I liked how the chapters broke down the what, why, and how. I liked that it talk about what you should pray. I pray every night for members of my family and strangers. Overall I believe this book is great for vets, families and their loved ones. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD (Deep River Books, April 2015)
Chances are that if your loved one has seen war, he or she has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at some level, and you who love your veteran will also be deeply and profoundly affected.
Finally, the cries and needs of the loved ones have been addressed in this comprehensive, practical book, now newly updated in its second edition!
Love Our Vets answers more than 60 heartfelt questions, providing down-to-earth wisdom and much-needed tips for taking care of yourself. Sharing as a counselor and from her personal experience of living with a 100% disabled veteran with PTSD, Welby O’Brien gives hope, encouragement, and practical help for families and loved ones who are caught in the wake of the trauma. This book addresses a broad spectrum of issues and concerns and offers realistic wisdom from a wide variety of individuals who share from real hearts and lives.
Now newly revised and updated with additional material, the second edition of Love Our Vets continues to be enthusiastically welcomed by VA and other counselors. This is not just another book about PTSD; rather, it is a tremendous resource for families and loved ones who struggle heroically along with their vets to face the day-to-day challenges.
Welby O'Brien holds a Masters Degree in counseling (Portland State University) and a teaching degree (Biola University). Author of Formerly A Wife, and Good-bye for Now (Wingspread); contributing author, Shepherding Women in Pain (Moody Press), and Chicken Soup for the Soul, Divorce and Recovery. Founder of LoveOurVets support network; wife of veteran with PTSD.