Friday, December 7, 2018

Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop....

Hello everyone!!
Welcome to our Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop! 
We are glad you are here!!

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PTSD is a “psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” (American Psychiatric Association definition)

Although mostly associated with war veterans, it affects 3.5% of the population and 4% of US children ages 13-18 will experience PTSD in their lifetime. About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. (Bran and Behavior Research Foundation)

The holidays are a difficult time for those living with PTSD. We are participating in the blog hop in the hopes that you may be reminded to reach out to loved ones, neighbors, and friends who could be living with PTSD daily. If one person is remembered this holiday season, then we have achieved our goal of spreading awareness. Below you will find different ways you can help those with PTSD.

I created this card to share with you today using the Avery Elle Holiday Bouquet stamp set. The sentiment Wishing you Peace and Joy was perfect for someone living with PTSD.

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to stop by! 
I hope this blog hop helps you understand a bit more about living with PTSD. 
For me I have people I love that have gone through traumatic events, I have gone through 
two takeover robberies while working for a bank. 
I can tell you that love, support, and understanding is vital. 

Thank you once again for stopping by! 
Praying you each have a wonderful and blessed day!
Next on the blog hop is: Kimberly Wiener
Thank you for joining us! If you know someone who lives with PTSD and would like ways to support them, please visit the following sites and remember to reach out to a neighbor, friend or family member during this holiday season, you could make a difference in their day.
US Department of Veteran Affairs https://www.ptsd.va.gov/
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/



33 comments:

  1. Your leaves and berries are just gorgeous. I love your coloring...

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  2. Stunning card. The coloring is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your card is beautiful, and I love the message of peace.

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  4. This is a great hop for a great cause! <3
    Your card and your colouring are pretty amazing!!! Love them!!!

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  5. stunning card - thanks for sharing on PTSD

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  6. Your coloring is AMAZING! Thank you for being a part of such a wonderful hop for a great cause!

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  7. Perfect sentiment on a beautiful card

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  8. Beautiful winter flower wonderfully rendered, very worthy cause. Thanks for your support.

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  9. Thanks for sharing such a beautifully crafted message of peace and joy!

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  10. Very pretty card. I am so appreciative of your willingness to take the time to participate. I have a friend who was a bank manager snd and isn't any more. It's a stressful job.

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  11. I love the beautiful colors of your pretty poinsettia! Thanks so much for being a part of this important blog hop.
    Take care!
    Michele

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  12. The reminder of reaching out to others is an important idea. I hope I can be so discerning to be able to do this to someone that is in need of what your card's sentiment says.

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  13. What a fantastic card...thank you!

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  14. Love your coloring, this catd is beautiful!

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  15. Thank you for helping to spread awareness, Mayra <3 Gorgeous card!

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  16. Gorgeous card and a wonderful hop to help others in need. Thank you so much!

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  17. What a beautiful card!! Love it!! Thanks for spreading awareness!

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  18. Thank you for spreading awareness about PTSD! It is such an important topic! Your card is gorgeous!

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  19. So sorry you had to go through
    the stress from the robberies.
    The world is becoming a crazy
    place. the poinsettias are
    gorgeous. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Gorgeous card and beautiful sentiment! Perfect!!!

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  21. Your card is beautiful! This hop is so important! And i am thankful that you have love, support, and your artwork!

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  22. Thank you for sharing your story and beautiful card with us.

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  23. Gorgeous card! I love the poinsettias and greenery! Beautiful coloring!
    Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  24. Hugs, my friend. That must have been terrifying to experience. Love your card and you!

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  25. Beautiful card and very apt sentiment. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. Knowledge can lead to understanding and that is something everyone can use. Thanks so much for sharing your story and your beautiful art.🐧

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  26. Your coloring is stunning. Such a beautiful card for this wonderful hop.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  27. The images seem to almost pop off the card - amazing!

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  28. You did a remarkable job on your coloring of this stamped image on your card. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. I suffer from PTSD and it hits me really hard around Christmas. It helps to know that there are people out there that care.

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