Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Fireworks Don’t Mix

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Fireworks Don’t Mix

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Fireworks Don’t Mix

With the Fourth of July celebrations taking place we need to remember that Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and fireworks don’t mix. Now is a great time to check with your neighbors to see if they suffer from PTSD and show your appreciation for their service to America by not using fireworks.

 

Fact is the sight and sounds of fireworks going off can often times induce flashbacks and or anxiety attacks for many Veterans suffering from PTSD. For family members and friends of Vets dealing with PTSD it is smart to have a plan in the event fireworks set off unusual behavior.

 

Respect our Vets and remember Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Fireworks Don’t Mix!

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Fireworks Don’t Mix, Fourth of July, John McCormack, Debbie McCormack, Albuquerque Homes Realty

 

We at Albuquerque Homes Realty wish each of you a very happy and safe Fourth of July weekend. May God continue to Bless America.

 

John & Debbie H McCormack

 

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Linda Metallo DiBenardo
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I never thought about it before.  It's good you are helping to get the word out.

Jul 04, 2015 01:47 AM #27
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Fred Hernden, CMI
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Holy Cow, you are right! I can't imagine what that must be like... I am a veteran from back in the Vietnam era so I am sympathetic.

Jul 04, 2015 02:26 AM #28
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Definitely something we all should be aware of, John McCormack ... and be respectful of too.  The thought of this might not have occurred to many .. so thanks in sharing this ...

 

                                                FEATURED  IN  BANANATUDE!

 

 

                                                              WELL DONE!

 

Gene

Jul 04, 2015 02:59 AM #29
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Joe Petrowsky
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You make absolute sense, we have to remember, just like you suggested.

Make it a great weekend!

Jul 04, 2015 03:57 AM #30
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John McCormack I always connected fireworks with celebration - did not know it can be a concern for people with PTSD...

Jul 04, 2015 04:04 AM #31
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John- what an excellent reminder for all of us.  We are careful about our pets during fireworks but this makes so much sense.  We must be aware of our wounded veterans who may suffer PTSD.   

Jul 04, 2015 06:33 AM #32
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Great post, never thought of this before, I also never set off fireworks either. Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Jul 04, 2015 06:39 AM #33
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You have sent out a very important message. It's a good one. 

I'm stopping by to wish you a Happy 4th of July. 

Jul 04, 2015 08:32 AM #34
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Perfect timing with this subject. I can hear fireworks all around me right now.

Jul 04, 2015 01:03 PM #35
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As we watched both Rio Rancho and Albuquerque NM City fireworks from the backyard we could still hear the loud booms.  The neighbor kids were shooting off some big "illegal" sounding fireworks.  

Debbie looked at me and stated, "see tell me that doesn't do a number on Vets with PTSD".  She's right it could and probably would throw many into a negative flashback, anxiety attack or worse a violent rage.  Personally we respect the Veterans of this great land too much to do anything that might set them back in their battle with PTSD.  

Thank you for remembering the American soldier's who now live with negative side effects from their time of duty.   

Jul 05, 2015 02:08 PM #36
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Marco Giancola
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Hi John this is a very serious thing to deal with no doubt. My dogs have never been in battle but sure had PTSD Saturday night!

Jul 06, 2015 12:08 AM #37
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Good post. I was thinking the same thing on the 4th of July. I felt my community took it to the extreme and just listening to the sounds made me shudder because it took me back to experiencing my own spouses flashbacks after he got out of the war. Only back then, PTSD wasn't even a word - just a realy and very scary experience.

Jul 06, 2015 12:09 AM #38
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Roy Kelley
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This is a very good reminder that fireworks may be very disturbing for some individuals.

Jul 06, 2015 01:26 AM #39
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My son has severe PTSD. He went straight from boot camp to the base of the mountain in Afghanistan... totally unprepared for what he would see and be required to do.  Thank you for this post!

 

Jul 06, 2015 02:30 AM #40
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John and Debbie,

I had not thought of that, but you both make an excellent point on the subect.  I don't think people are aware of all the circumstances of their decisions.  A

Jul 06, 2015 02:36 AM #41
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John, this is so important - and something most people don't think about.  Same with dogs.  Willie didn't care for them one bit, and he doesn't even have PTSD!

Jul 06, 2015 09:19 AM #42
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi John,

You are so right..I never considered PTSD...great point to make for us all to be more aware..thanks for the heads up!

Jul 07, 2015 12:11 PM #43
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I live near a Vet's hospital and I think of this all the time. I worked with Nuke  weapons and I was told I would never live to hear the sound John McCormack!  Now that is stress...

Jul 17, 2015 03:44 PM #44
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Lou Ludwig
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John

I missed this post . . . . You are right point with your post. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Fireworks . . .  don't mix well.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 19, 2015 03:23 PM #45
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What a GREAT post John McCormack I hope I can remember to repost it next June in time for the 2016 4th of July.

Jul 23, 2015 12:02 AM #46
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