Tag Archives: Operation PTSD

Celebrating 1,000 Hits and Counting

Today I reached 1,000 hits on this blog.

Thanks to everyone who is reading and commenting on the content I post.

Some of my favorite posts have come very recently:

What would you all like to see on this blog in the future? What content you would (the readers) like covered? What am I doing well or not so well? I want feedback from you all, positive or negative.

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OperationPTSD: Where Are They Now?

Like many things, OperationPTSD.org was over before it could really flourish. Earlier in the week, OperationPTSD.org closed down the site with a final post by Mac stating irreconcilable differences between him and @OpPTSD_Jason as the cause for the split.

So where are they now?

@OpPTSD_Jason is working on a new PTSD project: OperationPTSD.com, a multi user interface that allows users to register and contribute to the content posted on the site. There is a chat/discussion forum and I think that is an amazing idea because it allows those afflicted to talk to those who support. The site is in it’s beginning stages right now and is scheduled to go completely live on Veterans Day, according to Jason’s Twitter.

@OpPTSD_Mac is now @FreeMountaineer and has taken on a new project: ghosts. Mac and his wife are currently working on hillbillyhauntings.com. From what I’ve been told by Mac, I may be doing some guest blogging, which is exciting for me to branch out into another topic and audience. If you have experience with ghosts, or know someone who has, please follow Mac on Twitter @FreeMountaineer and send him a message.

I will be making my account on OperationPTSD.com later this week so look for me on the site blogging about the same topics I cover on this blog.

Have you created your account on OperationPTSD.com yet? Why or why not?

How do you all feel about OperationPTSD.org’s split?

Twitter Tuesday: @FreeMountaineer

This Twitter Tuesday post is a special post because recently one of my Twitter friends became dissociated with an organization he helped found.

Today’s Twitter Tuesday user: @FreeMountaineer (formerly@OpPTSD_Mac.)

@FreeMountaineer is a United States Army Veteran who Served from 1994-2004 as an M1 Tank Crewman and a UH-60 Helicopter Mechanic, according to OperationPTSD.org. Mac was reaching out to those suffering through his Twitter and on OperationPTSD.org, since he is no longer associated with the organization, I hope he is still working to end the stigma of PTSD.

@FreeMountaineer and every other Twitter Tuesday user I showcase can easily be found on the Twitterers I Follow page of my blog.

Add this user to your Twitter followers, and like always, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @heatherbray. I’d love to hear from you. Happy Twittering!

Twitter Tuesday: @OpPTSD_Jason

Drumroll please…it’s Twitter Tuesday!

Today’s Twitter Tuesday user: @OpPTSD_Jason

@OpPTSD_Jason is someone I have been following on my blogroll through his blog Operation PTSD, but I did not know he had a Twitter. He is now blogging on OperationPTSD.org, which he co-founded with @OpPTSD_Mac, but they have since parted ways.

Jason is a United States Navy Desert Storm Veteran who was diagnosed with PTSD in 2003. Both his blog and his Twitter show PTSD is not a life-ending illness, and gives a human voice and face to a disease so many veterans are hiding because of its stigma. I am looking to feature him on my blog in the near future once I delve further into the issue of PTSD.

@OpPTSD_Jason and every other Twitter Tuesday user I showcase can easily be found on the Twitterers I Follow page of my blog.

Add this user to your Twitter followers, and like always, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @heatherbray. I’d love to hear from you. Happy Twittering!

Introducing…Twitter Tuesdays

Drumroll please…it’s Twitter Tuesday!

This is a new type of post being added to the blog. Every Tuesday I will showcase a new Twitter user that either found me on Twitter, or that I found Tweeting about veterans.

Today’s Twitter Tuesday user: @OperationPTSD

@OperationPTSD is the Twitter user connected with OperationPTSD.org and their mission is to bring awareness to PTSD and those afflicted with the tragic ailment. They aimed to end the stigma associated with PTSD, and openly admit the two co-founders of Operation PTSD both have PTSD. They are also the amazing Twitter user behind what will be some of my biggest posts to date: the story of an Army Ranger with PTSD being forced out of the Army without an Honorable Discharge.

OperationPTSD.org was maintained by two Twitter users: @OpPTSD_Jason and @OpPTSD_Mac, but they recently split and OperationPTSD.org became OperationPTSD.com.

Add this user to your Twitter followers, and like always, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @heatherbray. I’d love to hear from you. Happy Twittering!