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About the Book
It’s finally ready.
I am excited to share that the i’Mpossible Project’s Lemonade Stand: Volume III (is available for pre-order… today. Like, right now (#word).
I’ll be honest: This is pretty big. I, Josh, and Kathleen, have been curating this book for more than a year—fiddling with the right combination of stories, authors, and concepts. Kathleen and I have put our everything into this book. Absolutely everything. And you’re getting a little of us as well as the twenty incredible authors and stories when you get this book. It was exhausting and wonderful and a once-in-a-lifetime process to produce this book and I am just now getting the confirmation I hoped for: It was all so incredibly worth it. Thank you for that.
Josh Rivedal and Kathleen Myre.
These 20 authors are the people you just read about.
For me, having emergency service PTSD has been a very lonely experience. Sadly, in my quest to help others, I have learned that I am not the only one. What is it that makes people from the military and emergency services feel so alone?
Fistly, dealing with the stigma within the service itself. It can leave one feeling left on the outside of their colleague’s circles. Why? Because Post Trumatic Stress disorder is, well, it’s something you just don’t talk about.
Not only are we made silent by a “man up” mentality, those of us who are suffering often can’t nail down that defining moment when PTSD over took us; the incidents all run together and seem and accumulate over time; I often refer to it as The psychiatric equivalent to carbon monoxide poisoning.
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While it’s not something you’ll find in the diagnostic literature, many emergency service personnel, I have talked to, tell me a similar story. So, I have come up with some key observations that go with this; emergency service PTSD.
- A unique form of isolation as those in the military and EMS services don’t check all the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for a PTSD diagnosis; as a result, People may go undiagnosed and thus, feel like they aren’t being validated or getting the proper treatment.
- The stigma that is so pervasive within these professionals, leave people trapped within theirselves. The “man up” myth locks people down.
- Many can’t pin down one specific incident that led to their PTSD; years and years of critical incidents can make it a challenge to discern.
- Therefore, many tell me that their nightmares aren’t incident specific either.
- Some have told me that when they witness reckless behavior like speeding on the highway, they become really agitated; why? Because there is a never ending fear that they will be forced to deal with the potential fallout of that speeding; something, myself included, are mentally ill-equipped to deal with. I am one who fits the number 5 to a tee.
Lemonade Stand: Volume III
So, if the post above sounds familiar, than
Lemonade Stand: Volume III may be of some comfort to you as it is written by people who are suffering; not only with PTSD but trying to handle on their own.
Everyone in this amazing collection of stories is dedicated to ending the stigma we are facing and while at the same time, letting you know that you are not alone. Check it out:
Lemonade Stand: Volume III.
Josh Rivedal is the inspiration behind this book. Josh has authored many inspirational books; is an international speaker and actor. Learn more below at:
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