Today, I am at Elm Creek Park Reserve. Elm Creek is also home to a variety of wildlife such as eagles, sandhill cranes, deer, bluebirds, beavers, loons, trumpeter swans and hawks.
Day 12 of my 22 push-up challenge. First go round to honor all those suffering from PTSD and for all those that lost their lives to suicide, including all the sisters that served and are serving in the military. And I admire you ladies for doing so... I was nominated by @mauffster.
Trauma causes PTSD. PTSD can develop as survivors of physical assault, sexual assault, combat war, disasters, and so many other traumatic events.
PTSD is a difficult condition to live with as it can bring forth an ample amount of negative effects such as the inability to sleep, extreme anxiety, depression, and other symptoms.
Approximately, 55 percent of women in the military developed a form of PTSD from sexual harassment and assault. In addition, on an average 22 veterans commit suicide per day due to PTSD. In additions, PTSD is the leading cause for suicide around the world. And PTSD is the 10th leadIng cause of death in the US. Suicide is PREVENTABLE. We just need to bring awareness to it.
Lost my beloved brother 14 years ago to suicide from PTSD cause by lifetime of child abuse by the hands of my father. He was only 25 years old. A perfect soul gone to soon. #ripdeavouth
If you are a love one is contemplating suicide, please contact the suicide hotline in the US at 1-800-273-8255. They are open 24/7. Help is there, just reach out, grab on it, and hold on. There is always HOPE. I feel your pain and the pain is only temporary and will pass. I know this because I have been through the process. Living with PTSD but it will never define me.