On 15 February 2020, Stephen Meyers will begin a 6,000+ mile walk across the USA to raise awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress. He will walk through 20 States to meet with veterans, first responders, medical professionals, and people interested in Post-Traumatic Stress.
Raising Awareness for PTSD
Please donate to help address trauma related health issues
Most people think PTSD is only a mental disorder. So, people are usually clueless of the physical effects that come along with PTSD. For example; most people with PTSD are Vitamin-D deficient and have an autoimmune diseases such as hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, or multiple sclerosis. Many also have sleep apnea (69.2%) and are at much higher risk of heart failure (95%).
For all of those who need to hear this, “It is not all in your head. You are not alone in this struggle.” #PTSDWalk
If you have 3 or more of the below Vitamin-D deficiency symptoms, please have your Vitamin-D levels checked. Taking a Vitamin-D supplement is likely the least invasive and most beneficial thing you can do to help yourself.
Vitamin-D deficiency symptoms:
- Frequent sickness or infection
- Slow healing or recovery
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Muscle pain and weakness
For Additional information on PTSD, please visit the website of the National Center for PTSD.
I am walking across 20 States in order to start a conversation about post-traumatic stress.
So many of our people are afraid to seek help. They suffer in silence thinking something is wrong with them. These thoughts are reinforced by hurtful notions, such as only people with weak minds get PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). By the way, that’s not true. Bad things happen to good people and sometimes it is too much for them at that moment in time.
Most people get PTSD while being connected to an event involving death or serious injury. My PTSD is a reminder of combat in Iraq. It took me a long time to understand how and why I developed PTSD. I used to think my PTSD was just something in the head, because I had no idea how severely it affects the body. Which is one of the reasons most people hide their pain in shame just like I used to.
Roughly eight percent of people reading this have PTSD. That’s the equivalent of one broken egg in every dozen. That means most, if not all, of us have a loved one who was fine until something terrible happened and ever since that day things have been a struggle. The way we help those in need is by getting knowledge and resources where they are needed.
Please donate. There are a lot of hurt people who cry themselves to sleep. I was one of them. We all have a story. I’m not a counselor, but I’m a good listener. Come talk with me. Talking about it is the first step on the road to recovery.