As Veterans Day begins, I am profoundly grateful that my husband does not suffer from PTSD gotten from serving on active duty with the U.S. Army. It is partly out of this gratitude that I try online to spread information about PTSD to help others.
In a recent blog post on www.mrslieutenant.blogspot.com I wrote an update about PTSD after taking part in a Department of Defense’s Bloggers’ Roundtable (of which I am a member). The post included information about Operation Proper Exit that I learned about from the USA Network’s popular TV show COVERT AFFAIRS (full disclosure: I’m a fan of this show). Click here to read this blog post.
IF YOU WATCH TELEVISION — Tuesday night, November 13th, will have two fictional shows dealing with PTSD:
Christopher Gorham’s COVERT AFFAIRS character Auggie Anderson will return to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit.
According to the Nov. 12-18 TV Guide, NCIS will start a two-parter — “Shell Shock”: “[A] veteran suffering from PTSD holds the key to a murder case.”
I personally believe in the power of fictional stories to get across important information. This is why I am hoping to move forward with my proposed PTSD-related TV series www.SolomonsJustice.com
AND FOR VETERANS DAY — myself and two other military spouse authors are offering our novels for FREE on Kindle on Sunday, November 11th. You can get the links to the books on Kindle in this article about us in the SpouseCalls column on Stars and Stripes.
(Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. You can get a FREE Kindle app for your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac at http://amzn.to/NBoSGU)
Besides this SpouseCalls article, our Veterans Day project has been getting other good online coverage:
“Mrs. Lieutenant: Free Kindle Book” at Freebooksy.com
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is a former military spouse as well as the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including the military fiction MRS. LIEUTENANT: A Sharon Gold Novel.
She also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com