Love Our Vets:
Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD
by Welby O’Brien
Chances are that if your loved one has seen war, he or she has PTSD at some level, and you who love your vet will also be deeply and profoundly affected.
The rampant number of veterans and everyday citizens struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is shocking, affecting millions, and continues to rise at alarming rates. You may not have PTSD, but if you are living with someone who does, you are suffering from it as well.
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LOVE OUR VETS answers over 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.
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 along with their vets in the relentless challenges of PTSD.
For more information and resources for PTSD support
Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support, LLC
Hear what people are saying about the book LOVE OUR VETS:
“…practical and authentic wisdom. Full of real questions and real answers.”
-Eric E. Mueller, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
“Thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful book. The question-answer format and inclusion of real stories and experiences makes Love Our Vets a unique and valuable resource that I’m certain will provide both practical and emotional support to countless loved ones of veterans.”
-Suzanne Best, Ph.D. Co-author of Courage After Fire
“Couldn’t put this book down! Powerful. Loved the humor too. What a read! We finally have a book that deals with the reality, courage, faith and real hope for loved ones of PTSD survivors.”
-Linda White, Wife of a Vietnam Veteran
“This is the best book on PTSD and vets I’ve ever read. Anyone who works with vets or is related to a vet needs this book. You won’t regret it. As a professor, this book is definitely at the top of my reading list on PTSD. Welby O’Brien is honest, insightful and incredibly compassionate. Gutsy and sensitive. Absolutely fantastic!”
-Dr. Steve Stephens, PhD., Author, Psychologist specializing in trauma issues, and Post-Grad Professor
“Love Our Vets offers insight not found in previous publications that I have read. Being a Vietnam vet diagnosed with the disorder, I can appreciate Welby’s call for support from those closest to the problem. Those that love us!”
-Jerry W. Keen, Command Master Chief, USN (ret). Chairman, Clark County Veterans Assistance Center
“For those of us under the stress of being caregiver to a loved one who suffers from PTSD, Welby provides a priceless resource of strength. This insightful book offers a place to start rebuilding a spiritual foundation for our own strength and healing, and a better relationship with our PTSD loved one.”
-Cheryl, Mother of Afghanistan Veteran
“I loved it!!!!!! I found myself laughing one minute and crying the next! I am amazed and relieved that others are going through the same trials as we are. I do not feel as alone as I did before reading it. I loved reading some of the stories to him, and I could see a bit of relief in him knowing that he is not the only one acting the way he does and he is not alone as well. We found ourselves talking about things that have happened. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone with a loved one who is a post war vet! It is a freeing feeling knowing that we are not alone, and I plan on reading the book again and again when I feel down and discouraged. Love Our Vets has given me so many insights on his actions, and tools to help ease and get through the hard times.”
– Danielle K., Wife of Iraq Veteran
“I’ve picked up countless books about PTSD, thumbed through them, and thrown them down. I’m so glad to know there are REAL PEOPLE, going through some REALITY out there and I’m not alone. And there is real help and real advice. You can’t imagine the strength I’ve gained from it. Thank you!”
-Renee, Loved One of PTSD Veteran
From A Spouse’s Story on Facebook:
“To start with, I receive nothing from posting this. And I do NOT advertise for anyone. But I have to hand it to Welby on this one. I have read only 51 pages of this book, and let me tell you it is something else! I would swear I was reading my own writings. This book so far hits PTSD right on the head of the nail, so to speak. I am VERY impressed!
AND, yes there is more, it will make you see yourself also and know how to handle a few things that you might not have thought about! It truly makes you realize that you are not alone, that others do go through the exact same things you do!
So with that said, now I’m going to say this…and it’s something I don’t normally do. If you are new to PTSD, if you have a spouse that does not “get it”, if you are the spouse or caregiver, you have or are a parent or a loved one that just does not seem to understand, you might want to think really hard about giving them or getting this book for yourself for Christmas or just as an “I care about you and us” gift!!!! I’m VERY serious!
Page 51 and I think it’s the best book I have ever read!
Thank you again Welby O’Brien for having the love, kindness, and compassion in your heart to think about me!”
For more information visit www.LoveOurVets.org