Monday, May 27, 2013

It's Memorial Day

I would like to thank those who chose to serve. Yes, it's a big deal and they should get recognition for what they did. But I also want to say something else. There are a lot of our troops coming back with PTSD and other ailments and there's only one way to cure that and it's not at the bottom of a bottle or in a bag of weed. It's called counseling.

See a therapist, seriously.

Think back to when our relatives and neighbors came home from serving in Vietnam..they had problems and many of them sought out psychological help. I know my uncle did. He came home and had nightmares, I know this because his wife told us and he finally started seeing a psychiatrist and started taking anxiety meds and anti depressants. After a while he no longer needed the meds and was able to stop seeing the psychologist. Those people self medicating aren't going to be able to get through what is bothering them if in fact they have PTSD and aren't just faking it for the weed and disability payments...which does happen more often than you think it does.

I had several relatives including my grandfather who served in the military and when they came back you didn't see them acting the way you see people acting these days. They put their big boy pants on, acted like a man, got real help if they needed it and got on with their lives.

If you are telling others that medical marijuana helps with PTSD you are perpetuating the are the problem and you are brain washing others to believe this BS the people who really truly need psychological counseling and the right medicine aren't going to get it because of people like you.

Stop being a whiny little girl and really deal with your problems.

I had PTSD at age 12 when my mother's boyfriend shot himself in front of me. I didn't deal with it for a few years and then I finally got psychological help and anxiety medications, it took a while but it no longer bothers me the way it used to. It's still there, but if I had hid my head at the bottom of a bottle or in a drug induced stupor, nothing would have changed.


  1. Yeah there is no quick fix

  2. I watched a stunning special last night to honor all war veterans on PBS television, and they at the end of the show gave a lot of information to the people on all of the resources available to people.

    I think a lot of people that are having problems turn to drugs and alcohol, I don't know why...maybe they feel they are quick fixes, getting stoned to forget you know, but when it wears off the problems are still going to be with them.

    Family, friends, the military is the best support system along with reaching out to clinical therapy. We as private citizens can only hope they do, and get on the road to recovery. Many of these young men and women have never been out of their home towns and are on the front lines.

    The suicide rate is 22 per day. Back in WW1/WW11/it has swung from 20 to 22 per day.

    I don't think any of us will ever know what these people see and go through. I know I sat through the program in tears myself.

    We must always give our love and support to our service men and women. They are so brave and to me much more important then any politician, movie star, athlete or any other public figure.

    I have decided to support The Wounded Warrior Project. What ever you can arrange to donate each month, I think they advertise just 19.00 per mo. I know I spend that in yarn, I could shop less knowing my contribution is going for a very worthy cause.

    Those donations help to provide to our service men and women the much needed care and treatment for their injuries and mental health issues.

    Your post was lovely and caring.


  3. Happy memorial day,
    Good Post
    Great Tribute to the Nation.
    Best Regards

  4. Sorry that you had such a horrific experience and glad that you got help to aid you in dealing with it. Sometimes I think that part of the issue is the lack of sufficient resources to help our walking wounded but I do hope that they seek it out.


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