VietNow is a wonderful website for information on combat-related PTSD. I have found it to be one of the best for addressing how PTSD affects family members, and too often causes Secondary PTSD.
Here’s some info from their Introduction:
Every Vietnam veteran (and everyone else, too) has a different view of PTSD. Here are just a few:
For over 40 years now, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been a major problem for many Vietnam veterans. It’s one of the main conditions treated by the VA. It’s said to be one of the major causes of divorce for Vietnam veterans. And, if some of the suicide statistics are true (and there’s room for argument on both sides), PTSD is a major cause of suicide among Vietnam veterans.
VietNow is very fortunate that two compassionate PTSD experts – experienced counselor Mary Tendall and her associate Jan Fishler – have shared their expertise with us in the form of a great series of articles with ideas on how to deal with PTSD.
In the history of the VietNow National Magazine nothing has come close to the response to these articles. These articles have not only touched a nerve, but have also provided a healing touch.
Since it’s obvious that PTSD won’t be going away any time soon, and because it sometimes seems that the problem is getting bigger rather than smaller – and because there are differences of opinion on the topic – we have published lots of articles, stories, and poems related to this painful topic.
They have an awesome article on the website called Walking on Eggshells by Mary Tendall and Jan Fishler. Periodically, I re-read it, and always find it comforting. Even though I’m long divorced from my combat Vietnam vet, it helps reassure me that what we experienced has a name, is very real, and that fortunately, we continue to learn more about PTSD and how to live with and recover from it. I think my readers will find the Eggshells article very helpful.
VietNow is a great organization helping all veterans and their families. They put out a wonderful magazine at a reasonable price too. I can’t say enough good things about them. Check them out at: