Flying my drone to help with PTSD symptoms

by Steve Postalwait 7 months ago in ptsd

A truly relaxing and fun hobby that helps me too

Flying my drone to help with PTSD symptoms
Photo taken with drone

A few years ago I was diagnosed with PTSD by the doctors at the VA hospital. I’m a Veteran from the Iraq war and have had a few problems since my return home. I had begun talking to a Dr about my symptoms and they tried medication after medication to get my mood, anxiety, depression and so forth in Check. I still had a lack of interest in really doing any activity that I had previously enjoyed. That’s where I started to think of something different and ended up buying a drone. I got a good one, not one of these that crash every few seconds. I got one that took video and photos in high definition, because that was one of the biggest reasons I wanted one is to take beautiful pictures from the sky. I believe that taking pictures of your loved ones, nice sky’s, scenery, etc is a good healing tool and it’s fun to fly also. I traveled around some and have been able to take a quite a few good pictures of family events, of beautiful scenery and of things that people need to sell, like houses and property. That always seemed to take away a lot of my stress and made my depression symptoms not as bad.

I’m not saying to go out and spend thousands of dollars on an expensive drone or that it is a cure for all of the symptoms that many people have relating to PTSD, but if one thing will help you and you can enjoy doing it then why not. Just look around and say, “hey, that would be a pretty picture” and fly your drone, snapping all the pictures you want. Or if you have a major event like a wedding or even a ballgame, once again, just get the drone out and start taking pictures or video until pretty soon your gonna realize that you’ve found a truly fun hobby and that the hobby is helping you almost without you even knowing it.

If your a soldier or civilian even that suffers from PTSD and like to try natural ways of healing then give it a try. I have found that it really does help me taking the drone and a couple friends. Loading up the car and going on a road trip just looking for good opportunities for a photo or video to shoot. Soon you will have tons of great memories that really do take away some stress and helps to ease many of your other symptoms. Anything you can do to help is a big positive and this one is my way to help myself. I hope it helps you as much as it does me when you try it

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Steve Postalwait
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