Friday, December 7, 2018

#PrettyThingsSurvivorsDo Blog Hop



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Welcome to our Pretty Things Survivors Do inaugural blog hop!
We are glad you’re here.
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.
(Brain 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.

The National Institute of Mental Health

US Department of Veteran Affairs
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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.

29 comments:

Andrea Murdock said...

I suffer from PTSD badly so I am so appreciative of this amazing blog hop! Thank you so much for bringing awareness to it. I will remember to also reach out to others who are suffering and could use some kindness including you. And thank you for sharing your lovely art. . xo Andrea

B. Poteraj said...

What a beautiful look. I LOVE the orange, and the spots...

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool effect on this card!

creatingincolors said...

Bright colors to brighten the day of others!

Arianna Barbara said...

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

TrainWithMeghan said...

Such an interesting card with great colors! Thank you for sharing! I struggle with anxiety and I know how crafting has helped me!

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful distinctive card!!

Catherine Garcia said...

Colors really pop, lovely artwork, great cause. Thank you for sharing.

Helen Budz said...

So creatively designed. Thanks for sharing in this blog hop!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

The butterflies and the embossing arr distinctive and unique. Tfs

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the colors in your pretty card. I also love the idea of butterflies as a metaphor for letting go and feeling free, and overcoming our own issues of PTSD and trauma. I am so glad that you have chosen to be a part of this important blog hop.
Take Care!
Michele

JAS424 said...

I hope that if/when I come across someone that has been dealing with PTSD, that I would be what they need... a listener that has compassion and a real concern.

Laura J said...

This blog hop is literally a breath of fresh air...i am so touched. Wonderful creations!

Monica H said...

Beautiful bright colors, love the idea of this hop.

SHartl said...

Thank you for participating in this hop and sharing your beautiful project. I have several good friends who have struggled throughout their lives, trying to deal with terrible things that happened in their childhoods. This is a reminder to be forgiving and supportive to everyone because you don't know what they have gone through.

Tracie Pond said...

Thank you for helping to spread awareness, Kimberly <3

Teri Smith said...

I think this is such an important topic that needs much more awareness spread & hopefully, this will touch a few who need it. I really like the way the butterflies are coloured so loosely & they really pop against that dark background. Thanks!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors! Thanks for spreading awareness!!

Judie said...

Amazing initiative and beautiful cards!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the gorgeous butterflies on your card! Thank you for spreading awareness about PTSD!

Mary Holshouser said...

Butterflies are a source of beauty
and happiness. they are colorful
and their flying around gives us
hope that the future will always
be great. Thanks for sharing
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Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I love the contrast between the black and the bold colors!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is just awesome!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Thank you for being a part of this very important bloghop.

Tami R said...

Beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing in this blog hop.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors and textures! Love the butterflies!
Thanks for participating in the hop!

Rubeena I. said...

your art and you are amazing!

Kaye Thrasher said...

Being a person who has PTSD I would like to say thank you for being a part of this blog hop. Just a little kindness can go a long way. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

Janis said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the colors. The butterflies are perfect for this wonderful hop.
<3 J

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