Monday, October 17, 2016

Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD, by Welby O'Brien {book review}

About the book

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.

What I thought about the book

I find this to be a very useful resource for those who have loved ones suffering from PTSD. It is good to remember that it's not only the one struggling with PTSD who is affected; the veteran's family also suffers. This book will assist the veteran's spouse care for herself, while supporting her husband. I can see how these suggestions would help in other traumatic situations, as well.

There is a discussion guide near the end of the book, as well as a list of 31 prayers, which can be prayed one a day. Be sure to check out Love Our Vets.

About the author

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 Love Our Vets support network; wife of veteran with PTSD.

A portion of the proceeds goes to help veterans and their families.
Learn more and purchase a copy.
Love Our Vets - PTSD Family Support on Facebook
Welby's blog

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to give you my honest opinion.

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