Understanding How PTSD Can Become Post-Traumatic Growth: Part 1


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We hear a lot these days about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), especially related to the military but also in relation to anyone who has experienced severe trauma. It is important that we understand what these individuals are suffering and I would like to tell you my story.

In the early 1980’s, my Monday evenings were spent as co-leader of an open-ended therapy and support group for Vietnam veterans at the Memphis Vet Center, a storefront clinic and service center housed in downtown Memphis. The Vet Centers were the VA’s program to make services more intimate and available to veterans separate from the larger VA hospitals

Group sizes ranged from 3 to 20 participants, homeless vets alongs… Read More

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