New book, "I Always Sit With My Back To The Wall" & website offer real
help for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD
(1888PressRelease) "I Always Sit With My Back To The Wall" by Dr. Harry Croft and Rev. Dr.
Chrys Parker exposes the truth about PTSD and the groundbreaking R-E-C-O-V-E-R method
lights the path for PTSD veterans and their families through a new dynamic website,
(1888PressRelease) Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Harry A. Croft, M.D. and the Reverend Dr.
Chrys Parker announce the release of their new book, I Always Sit with My Back to the Wall,
the definitive recovery guide book for soldiers and their loved ones suffering from posttraumatic
stress disorder or PTSD and launch of a comprehensive website: MyBackToTheWall.com, that
offers visitors fresh help and information on the treatment of PTSD.
This book and website are a beacon of light for veterans and their families waging psychological
war against this disorder, which can cause agonizing nightmares, flashbacks and disruption to
"I Always Sit with My Back to the Wall" is now available for purchase at
Drs. Croft and Parker, who have worked with more than 9,000 veterans, believe that even though
many warriors learn to live with PTSD 'feeling bad' should never be accepted as 'good enough.'
The co-authors share 25 years experience treating soldiers and their families, critical when you
consider that statistics show 50% of all returning soldiers are afflicted with PTSD.
"We are working extensively with US Army chaplains to utilize I Always Sit with My Back to
the Wall as a recovery guide for PTSD vets at the Ft. Jackson Army Training Center as
mandatory training," explains Dr. Parker.
That training would revolve around the R-E-C-O-V-E-R(c) treatment method:
R Recognizing when PTSD is in your life
E Educating yourself about PTSD's effects on your life
C Connecting your biology to psychology: physiological roots of PTSD
O Organizing a care plan which manages PTSD
V Viewing your issues in a new light
E Empowering yourself through useful systems of support
R Redefining the meaning of your life: seeking posttraumatic growth
"Our goal is to reach the vets and their family members and urge them to stop 'suffering in
silence. Surprisingly, most of them don't even realize that their volatile emotions and behavior
were manifested by this heartbreaking syndrome," explains Dr. Croft.
"We are blessed to give service to these soldiers who have endured unimaginable hardships, so
that others might live in freedom," affirms Reverend Chrys Parker.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr. Harry A. Croft, M.D. has been a psychiatrist in private clinical practice in San Antonio,
Texas for 30 years. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Sex
Therapy. He serves as medical director and principal investigator in the San Antonio Psychiatric
Research Center. Dr. Croft's interest in PTSD started in 1973 when, as a major in the U.S.
Medical Corps, he served as medical director of the Drug and Alcohol Treatment program at Ft.
Sam Houston, Texas. Dr. Croft has counseled thousands of military members suffering from
PTSD and has become a strong advocate for these soldiers and their families.
Rev. Dr. (Chaplain) Chrys L. Parker, J.D. is a clinical chaplain, clergywoman, pastoral counselor
and trauma therapist specializing in the spiritual and psychological care of PTSD experienced by
individuals as a result of combat, critical burn injury and sexual assault. She is the executive and
clinical director for the Burn Recovery and Research Foundation in San Antonio and served as a
member of the Allied Medical Staff of University Hospital with the pediatric burn team. She is a
postgraduate instructor of combat and medical chaplains for the Pastoral Training Office of the
U.S. Army Medical Command Center and School of Allied Sciences.