Saturday, January 7, 2012

Veterans or Families Struggling to Understand What Changed in their Loved One!

For the Veterans or Families Trying to Understand What Changed in Them!
Go to this website Homecoming Vets at the Crossroads of Humanity
There is a lot of information on this website authored by Bonnie    Toews. 
My dad and my story will be featured on this website this coming week.  This also is a place where the Veterans can find others feeling the same way that he/she does coming home to a place that was familiar and now is terrifying, unknown to them, while they are changed. They struggle to reintegrate back into their normal every day lives to make their loved ones happy but all they know is war, death, and survival.  The Military and War experiences has changed them and they need help to heal so they can come back to their families may be not like they were but pretty close. 
Some can reintegrate well while some cannot because of the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  You will see in the story I submit how dangerous it can get if the Veterans are not helped with counseling right away.  My dad's advice to fellow Veterans "Seek counseling to talk about what happened in War, friends lost, home life, difficulty with reintegration into home life, etc." 
For signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder please visit my website under "Warning Signs" also has treatment options for healing  
God Bless each of our Soldiers and keep the families safe!
Leslie Raddatz
Survivor of PTSD
Daughter of a Veteran with PTSD who also suffered from Vietnam Syndrome


  1. I can see your blog helping a lot of people. Good for you to pursue your passion.

    Blessings and Aloha,

  2. Thank you so much for your support. I have people contacting me throught email, instant text to ask questions. They are looking to be inspired and to not feel alone anymore because finally they have someone that understands what they are going through and can help them by sharing my coping skills and experiences with my PTSD. It feels so good to help people. I even have my therapist and psychiatrist referring people to my blog and website. That is great!