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BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

These are just a few of many suggestions addressing either PTSD, the concept of moral injury, the benefits of meditation in controlling PTSD etc.

 War and the Soul: Healing out Nation’s Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”,

by Edward Tick: Very good and unique account of PTSD and the loss of the veteran’s former “identity”, a challenge many veterans face but rarely is emphasized in counselling.

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior”,

by Col Hoge, Army Psychiatrist. This is really a great handbook for veterans with PTSD. A Good description of what PTS is and how to approach it to minimize its impact. Very current and applicable for all veterans. Written in layman’s language, it provides a good understanding of how to manage symptoms and which testaments might be best for you.

Nam Vet: Making Peace with Your Past”,

Chuck Dean. Good, easy read about the complex and conflicted feelings shared by many Vietnam veterans. Presents reasons why Vietnam veterans often have diverse challenges as a result of this unique war and our culture’s misdirected rejection of their service. Presents ideas on finding renewed “purpose” and “meaning” for living a more fulfilling life.

Warrior Rising- A Soldier’s Journey to PTSD and Back”,

LCol (retired) Chris Linford, Canadian Armed Forces. Deeply moving personal account of the PTSD he struggled with for a decade before asking for help. Written in layman’s terms and is meant to inspire those struggling with PTSD and those who have not yet come forward for help, to know that there is good health ahead of them if they ask for help and do the work.

Loving Someone With PTSD- A Practical Gide to Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner after Trauma”,

Aphrodite T. Matsakis, Written in layman’s terms for both members of the couple. Great practical explanations as to how a couple managing PTSD in the home might improve their chances for better long term results.

All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men

Can a man with a demanding job really be a good father? All Out is a bracingly honest answer from Emmy and Gemini Award-winning anchorman Kevin Newman and his grown son, Alex. Confessional and provocative, their memoir is also a touching meditation on ambition, absence and family that will resonate with every parent and child who've ever struggled to connect and understand each other.

Why Is Dad So Mad?

The children's issues picture book Why Is Dad So Mad? is a story for children in military families whose father battles with combat related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). After a decade fighting wars on two fronts, tens of thousands of service members are coming home having trouble adjusting to civilian life; this includes struggling as parents. Why Is Dad So Mad?
by Seth Kastle (Author), Karissa Gonzalez-Othon (Illustrator)

5 Love Languages, by Gary D. Chapman. 

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown on TED TALKS

Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage Audio CD – Audiobook, CD

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability | TED Talk | TED.com