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.
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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…
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was at the White House today when President Barack Obama signed legislation to address suicides among veterans.
Joe Washam recently went hunting at a south Texas ranch with fellow veterans, including some suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
This is without a doubt the most emotionally rewarding work of my life and I am humbled by the simplicity and power of this self-healing process. How fortunate can I be to be making such a profound difference in my early 80’s by passing on my truth to people, many of them less than half my age ~ but all eager to see the light as well as another choice in life.
As a Marine serving in Iraq, Clay Hunt barely missed being killed by a sniper, yet he faced what proved to be more powerful foes after leaving the corps: depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mr. Hunt killed himself four years ago, even as he worked to help other struggling veterans.
On January 12, 1998, Andrew Brannan was driving his truck at 98 miles an hour on a country road near his Dublin, Georgia, home when he was pulled over by Deputy Kyle Dinkheller. Brannan, a white-haired, 66-year-old man, got out of his truck, shouted profanities, and danced around, yelling, “Here I am, here I am … [s]hoot me.
The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House, and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. We are counting on the Senate to act quickly & send it to the president.
He did two tours in Iraq, but it wasn’t until he came home that Sen. David Knezek lost a buddy from his unit.
While in the US military we were triaged because of the battlefield. Those with the most important injuries were taken care of first.
Recent veterans have committed suicide at a much higher rate than people who never served in the military, according to a new analysis that provides the most thorough accounting so far of the problem.
In the first execution carried out in the US in 2015, last night Georgia put to death a decorated Vietnam War veteran who had been diagnosed with severe mental illness before he killed a deputy sheriff after a traffic stop in 1998.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is arguably one of the most serious issues of our current generation. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars may be winding down, but the aftermath of them is far from over.
Battles are still being fought by many mid-Tennessee veterans and active duty military. Now, back home, there’s another battle to take on: Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and suicide.
We’re supposed to be happy, and maybe we are, but often we’re not. It’s supposedly an urban myth that there are more suicides during the holiday season; instead, I’ve been told by some social scientists that the count for that and for people letting go with serious injuries increases or illness right after the season ends. Getting through another Christmas is a sign of achievement.
A special web page has been launched to assist veterans seeking to upgrade punitive discharges related to behavior problems caused by post-traumatic stress.
Sergeant First Class David McNease (retired), US Army, Bronze star recipient combat veteran was openly discriminated against by the Veterans Affairs.
They fight the enemy and witness death and destruction before returning home. But sadly, the mental effects of war don’t go away for many veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.