Welcome to The PTSD Collective, a supportive community of readers, subscribers and contributors who all share a similar journey of living alongside a loved one with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We offer a voice for anyone who has ever felt, "I really don't know how to help."  For anyone who has ever questioned, "What has PTSD done to our life?"  And for anyone who has ever thought, "I just can't do this anymore."
Here you will find stories of others who live just like you. You will find support from others who feel just like you. And you will find comfort in knowing that, no mater how lonely you may feel, you are never truly alone.

ABOUT LEA

A writer by day and a reader by night, Lea Farrow is the co-creator of three children, and works part-time as a pharmacist in Australia.

Life literally changed forever when, in 2011, her paramedic husband was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Lea has created The PTSD Collective to share her journey and draw together a supportive community for those who also live alongside PTSD.

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LEA’S BLOG

Always straight from the heart, Lea writes powerfully emotive and honest accounts of marriage, motherhood, and a family living under the dark shadow of PTSD.

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PTSD STORIES

Stories from around the globe about living with PTSD, both from those on the frontline with PTSD, and from those living alongside a loved one with PTSD.

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RESOURCES

An ever-growing collection of helpful books, articles, reviews and links for those wishing to gain a greater understanding of living with, or alongside, PTSD.

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POPULAR WORDS

a showcase of Lea's most popular posts about living alongside PTSD

PTSD STORIES FROM
- THE FRONTLINE -

Moving accounts about how
PTSD can take hold, and what life is
like for those who have to continually
battle their traumatic memories.

PTSD STORIES FROM
- ALONGSIDE -

Heartfelt narratives about what it
can be like to live alongside a loved one
with PTSD, and the extra challenges
it often provokes in a relationship.