Teaser Tuesday

Basically, you post a 2-sentence excerpt from a book on your own blog, just as I did on mine. Then you go to http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com and comment on the Teaser Tuesday post there, and include the link to your blog post in your comment. Other people who comment will go to your blog and leave comments there, and you’ll visit their blogs too. There are over 100 comments on the Should Be Reading post today.
Basically, this introduces readers to various books and drives readers to your blog, increasing your SEO (search engine optimization).

MY POST:

That night when the guards were smoking their opium and laughing, I tried to ask Faresh what she missed most about home.

Her reply was, “You must never think about home, you must think about this, this is your life now.”

From: “Lori’s Song” by Lori Foroozandeh

Amazon link: Available on KINDLE, Paperback and Hardcover.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1432738291/?tag=losso-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1432738291&adid=0KESH5SQTHNBG1SRQGY4&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.loris-song.com%2F

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More information on PTSD.

What is PTSD??

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an emotional illness that develops as a result of a terribly frightening, life-threatening, or otherwise highly unsafe experience. PTSD sufferers re-experience the traumatic event or events in some way, tend to avoid places, people, or other things that remind them of the event (avoidance), and are exquisitely sensitive to normal life experiences (hyperarousal). Although this condition has likely existed since human beings have endured trauma, PTSD has only been recognized as a formal diagnosis since 1980. However, it was called by different names as early as the American Civil War, when combat veterans were referred to as suffering from “soldier’s heart.” In World War I, symptoms that were generally consistent with PTSD were referred to as “combat fatigue.” Soldiers who developed such symptoms in World War II were said to be suffering from “gross stress reaction,” and many who fought in Vietnam who had symptoms of what is now called PTSD were assessed as having “post-Vietnam syndrome.” PTSD has also been called “battle fatigue” and “shell shock.” Complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) usually results from prolonged exposure to a traumatic event or series thereof and is characterized by long-lasting problems with many aspects of emotional and social functioning.

Approximately 7%-8% of people in the United States will likely develop PTSD in their lifetime, with the lifetime occurrence (prevalence) in combat veterans and rape victims ranging from 10% to as high as 30%. Somewhat higher rates of this disorder have been found to occur in African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans compared to Caucasians in the United States. Some of that difference is thought to be due to higher rates of dissociation soon before and after the traumatic event (peritraumatic); a tendency for individuals from minority ethnic groups to blame themselves, have less social support, and an increased perception of racism for those ethnic groups; as well as differences between how ethnic groups may express distress. Other important facts about PTSD include the estimate of 5 million people who suffer from PTSD at any one time in the United States and the fact that women are twice as likely to develop PTSD as men

Almost half of individuals who use outpatient mental-health services have been found to suffer from PTSD. As evidenced by the occurrence of stress in many individuals in the United States in the days following the 2001 terrorist attacks, not being physically present at a traumatic event does not guarantee that one cannot suffer from traumatic stress that can lead to the development of PTSD

PTSD statistics in children and teens reveal that up to more than 40% have endured at least one traumatic event, resulting in the development of PTSD in up to 15% of girls and 6% of boys. On average, 3%-6% of high school students in the United States and as many as 30%-60% of children who have survived specific disasters have PTSD. Up to 100% of children who have seen a parent killed or endured sexual assault or abuse tend to develop PTSD, and more than one-third of youths who are exposed to community violence will suffer from the disorder.

AUTHORS NOTE:

I suffer from PTSD, I was in a POW type camp in Iran for 6 weeks. I went to Iran in 1998 with my Iranian husband and once there he refused to let me come home to the USA. The day after 9-11, anyone with TIES to Americans; that is friends or family were put into these camps, and were beat and raped. After I escaped I was flown to the American embassy in Dubai, UAE, since there is no American embassy in Iran. I walked off the plane into Detroit metro airport weighing 70 pounds and missing most of my teeth and had many closed head injuries. I have published a book and have a website dedicated to cause of womens rights in these countries…the reasoning behind this is included in my online version of my book at:

http://www.loris-song.com/

I hope you this information helps!

“Lori’s Song” on E-Book

I just would like everyone to know that my book “Lori’s Song” is available on E-Book as well as Kindle, Paperback, and Hardcover.  This is my authors page with the available links

http://www.outskirtspress.com/lorissong/

I also have a YOUTUBE video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j85rYnZ4YYU

This is my link to my Bronze Readers Favorite Award:

http://readersfavorite.com/review/2542

If there are ANY questions you have regarding the book, obtaining it or other please contact me and put LORIS SONG in the subject line.  lori@loris-song.com

Thanks all, I appreciate your support more than I can express in words.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discovery Channel Interview

I DID IT.  I had my Discovery Channel interview yesterday.  It was TWELVE HOURS LONG.  A very emotional day, and I slept until 3pm today.  But it was the best sleep I ever got, no nightmares so I’m happy.  Had a wonderful crew!  A cameraman, interviewer, and I guess some guy who would hold up the IPAD and say “LORI INTERVIEW TAKE ONE….)

Didn’t think they still did that.  They asked a LOT of questions and some things I remembered that I wish I hadn’t.  But I’m glad I did it.  It will spread awareness for International Domestic Violencce as well as conditions in the Middle East.  I’m just very happy it’s over.  Thanks for all your support and emails, they helped me more than you know!!!

Lori