Nate and I shared a common bond both having trauma in our pasts though from completely different sources. Together we conducted a mountain of research on PTSD and Veteran Suicide.
A couple of years ago I was asked to become an advisor to Warrior2Citizen Inc., a non-profit entity that was being formed to provide needed services to assist active duty military personnel transitioning back to civilian life and/or stateside duty. At that time the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that close to 18 Veterans per […]
“We talk about PTSD being a psychiatric problem ~ how people responded to the horror of warfare,” said Dr. Daniel P. Perl, the neuropathologist who led the study. “But at least in some cases, no ~ their brain has been damaged.”
PTSD is really a reaction to being exposed to death, and anyone who’s been exposed to death in even a single incident, like a car accident ~ you don’t want to go back and think about that all the time. But you can’t not think about it.
A new documentary called ‘Thank You for Your Service’ sheds light on challenges military veterans face after years of intense training and war. William Rodriguez lived it.
“Vets Black Arm Band Day for PTSD” is Wednesday March 23!! “LEAVE NO AMERICAN SOLDIER BEHIND ON THE BATTLEFIELD” was one of the first things I learned when going through Basic Training years ago.
Re “The Truth About PTSD” (Op-Ed, Jan. 23), about Sarah Palin’s suggestion that her son’s arrest on a domestic violence charge was somehow tied to post-traumatic stress disorder suffered after his military service in Iraq:
Erick Foster’s name and heart continues to thrive after he was killed by an insurgent fire in August 2007 through a recently established non-profit organization that reaches out to local veterans.
Let us use the $50 billion designated for Israel and start fixing America’s falling apart infrastructure.
A new study shows meditation can help PTSD. Could Islamic meditation be the most effective kind?
At a warehouse near Dallas, a black Lab named Papi tugs on a rope to open a fridge and passes his trainer a plastic water bottle with his mouth.
– Non-veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are less exposed to information and treatment options than combat veterans, a new study reveals.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects half a million veterans in the United States. In Oklahoma, 11,590 veterans were treated for PTSD last year in outpatient clinics with the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System and 817 veterans were hospitalized for the illness.
For tirelessly defending their country, the least war veterans deserve is a good night’s sleep. But for some soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, that basic right often feels like a luxury.
Being in the field to me is a deep awareness that I am in sync with my destiny regarding my work as a heart centered consultant and that my destiny is involved with retrieving lost souls from the rubble of deep childhood unworthiness.
Five years ago, Hubbard County Veterans Service officer Greg Remus placed a call to the Veterans Center in Fargo.
For Erica Slone, the choice boiled down to a simple equation: Die. Or go to Fort Thomas.
Got PTSD? Listen to Alternative healer Valerie Heath discuss Free therapy for all US Veterans
The Healing the Wounded Heart program with its emphasis on healing soul damage through gratefulness and heart centered action is a beacon of light in the seemingly impenetrable darkness of PTSD as well as an obvious antidote for our rising Veteran suicide rate.
A new study published Tuesday suggests commonly used first-line treatments for PTSD in veterans may not work as well as medical experts once thought.
The NCHV NVTAC is hosting the webinar “Providing Reasonable Accomodations to Employees with Disabilities”.
As the fourth of July arrives, many veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder dread the nights full of explosions.
Purple Heart recipient Steven Diaz recalls the first time he heard fireworks after being injured in Iraq.
It has taken more than 40 years, but Connecticut veteran Conley Monk has won his battle to have his military discharge status upgraded and can now receive federal benefits.
Around the nation, thousands of veterans and active-duty military personnel are waging their own personal battles against post-traumatic stress disorder.
Get the best weed songs with Guest VT celebrity Johnny Punish and some guy named Alex Stoned. Oh, they also discuss the House of Representatives killing a bipartisan amendment that would have increased military veterans’ access to medical marijuana.
It is really so obvious that many of these active duty Veterans want another choice versus drugs in their rehabilitation. The Healing the Wounded Heart program with its emphasis on healing soul damage through gratefulness and heart centered action is a beacon of light in the seemingly impenetrable darkness of PTSD.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 22 veterans in the United States commit suicide every day.
Two programs that connect arrested veterans to treatment – rather than jail – report that many are getting their lives back on track.
How we begin to keep our vets alive…