Accepting the Ashes- A Daughter's Look at PTSD

Accepting the Ashes- A Daughter's Look at PTSD

by Quynn Red Mountain, Elizabeth Gentry

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Written in the year of her father�s death, Quynn Elizabeth shares her father's story of war, family and PTSD so that other veterans and their loved ones might not have to wait 30 years to heal their painful feelings stemming from war-related stress.

Currently, "Accepting the Ashes" is being used by The National Chaplain Center in its Veterans Community Outreach Initiative. This program focuses on educating community clergy and veterans� caregivers about the special needs of veterans when they return home from war.

�I commend the author for preparing this very helpful little resource for the spouses and families of our veterans. The descriptions of the struggles of combat veterans with the symptoms of PTSD are very accurate.� A. Keith Ethridge, M.Div, Director, National Chaplain Center

Whether you are a veteran, loved one, co-worker or fellow American, �Accepting the Ashes� is for you. Included are 15 simple ideas to help people understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and move toward healing.

�Accepting the Ashes is both an easy read (short, to the point) and a difficult read, because of its truth and directness. The advice is straightforward and obviously comes from the heart. I appreciate what your work, and applaud your work.� Col Charles W. Hoge, M.D., (Ret) Past Director of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and co-author of �Battle Mind�

In addition to assisting many American families deal with PTSD, �Accepting the Ashes� is being used by a growing number of VA Chaplains and National Guard Family Readiness Offices around the country to aid their veterans, families and volunteers as they attempt to understand and treat Post Traumatic Stress.

�Accepting the Ashes� is one daughter�s attempt to increase communication among veteran families so that long-term healing can occur.

�Accepting the Ashes" does not attempt to diagnose or treat any veteran. It is written from the perspective of an adult daughter, honestly highlighting one man and how PTSD negatively affected him and his family.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150539716
Publisher: Earth Web Media
Publication date: 08/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 60
File size: 902 KB

About the Author

A note from author, and daughter, Quynn Elizabeth-

My father was able to come home from Viet Nam, but his experience did not leave him. Over thirty years after his return, he still struggled with alcohol, depression and self-inflicted guilt. Only after his death was I able to see into his life by looking through his writings and papers. Since he never spoke to his family about his experiences in war, I appreciated the opportunity to see more clearly why his life was the way it was, and why my family broke apart. In order to deal with my feelings of loss, I wrote a little book to others like me. What came of it was "Accepting the Ashes- A Daughter's Look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder".

If I have one message for any veteran, or someone who loves a veteran, it is this- It is normal to have emotional reactions to trauma and stress experienced during war-related tours of duty. One is not weak who cannot �just get on with life�. Seek out help. As I say in my book, �You Have to Demand the right to heal.�

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