How to support your Veteran with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

It is normal and ok to feel confused about how to support your Veteran or Service member with PTSD, but there is a lot that you can do. A person’s support system can be one of the biggest protective factors that a person can have. Dr. McCleary is a Navy Veteran and licensed clinical psychologist. In this video he talks about 5 different ways that you can support your Veteran.

1. Check in with them
2. Have and plan FUN!!!!

3. Go to their doctors appointments with them
4. Make a crisis plan
5. Practice patience

Supporting your Veteran/Service member can tough, but you are not alone. Small steps equal sustained progress.

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Dr. Harry McCleary is a licensed clinical psychologist and Navy Veteran. His channel is dedicated to educating Veterans, service members and their families about mental health.

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****PLEASE READ**** If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.

VETERANS CRISIS LINE: 1-800-273-8255 and then press 1 or text 838255

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