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Vietnam Combat Veterans PTSD Survival Manual

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The fact that you are reading this means that you may already have taken the first step on the path to recovery.  Don't dislocate your shoulder patting yourself on the back, shipmate.  There are a few clicks to go yet.

This manual grows out of Vietnam combat veterans' PTSD groups that meet weekly at a local VA clinic.  Nothing in the manual or on the website is, however, either endorsed or sanctioned by any government agency or private institution.  Neither has any of the content on this site been approved for publication by a responsible adult.

Your humble author after 40 years of struggle with his own PTSD learned some lessons that may be useful to other veterans.  While each individual must find his or her own path to health and happiness, to the extent that anything you may find here serves you well, please pay it forward by helping another veteran in any way that you can.

Will Henry   
March 2009



"Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness."

   Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

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