In my PTSD short story SOLOMON’S JUSTICE, I created a seven-year-old boy whose veteran father is suffering from PTSD.
Then this week, on a Department of Defense’s Bloggers Roundtable, I learned about the organization Give An Hour — www.giveanhour.org — that provides clinicians free of charge to military personnel and their loved ones.
While visiting the site, this article headline caught my attention: “How Did a 7-Year-Old Boy Catch His Father’s PTSD?”
I clicked through to the article and read Roxanne Patel Shepelavy’s compelling article on the impact an entire family experienced from the father’s combat-induced PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.
How ironic, I thought, that my imaginary boy is seven-years-old, and the severe impact described in the article started when the real-life boy was seven.
Check out the links on www.SolomonsJustice.com for more compelling articles about PTSD and TBI.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy thriller CIA FALL GUY.