Updated: Jun 28
I have learned we all have a story to share. Some of the hardest, some of the toughest, and some of the most valuable lessons learned should be told and written. This will help those who may be going through a situation that may seem unbearable now. They will know that there is a rainbow at the end of the storm. Be on the lookout for "Veterans Unchained" coming soon. #veteransunchained
Thank you to all those who stepped out in faith to share your story. It's an honor to get to share our stories together. Gina Fay Baker Alderman, Sheila Farr, Brandi Miles, Courtenay Nold, Dr. Shirley Bryant, Baker Ann Hope, Stephanie Grant, Loretta Connatser, Annette ALi Lovejoy, Amarin Trichanh, Juanita Terry, Esther Burlingame.
Trauma can affect any human being at any given moment, and there are some that are at greater risk simply due to the nature of their occupation. Military service members, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders fall into this category due to the stressors and requirements of their job. However, there are some specific populations of people, who may be exposed to trauma at particularly high rates or be at increased risk for repeated victimization, such as women, children, those with special needs, and the homeless. For some populations, co-occurring issues and unique adversities can complicate recovery from trauma.
Faith, God's grace, commitment, and perseverance all contribute to overcoming trauma to live fulfilled lives.
Veterans Unchained is an anthology that shares stories of how 19 Military Women Veterans broke the chain of trauma one link at a time. It is their hope that these stories inspire others and help stop the 22-a-day military and Veteran suicides.