PE, CPT and similar treatment programs are relatively short-term, and have proven effective in a variety of settings. And studies suggest that providing these treatments for PTSD result in reduced health-care costs. So why aren't they being commonly delivered to the people who need them?
We must stand up for our seniors and veterans -- in New York and across the country -- and urge our lawmakers to reject any cuts to the benefits on which they rely, including raising the retirement age or slashing cost of living adjustments.
To inspire others, who want to start their business, but can't overcome the internal obstacle. To share tips of what works and what didn't. To support our friends and family that are putting in 12 hour days, every day.
As more veterans develop PTSD, we must resist the urge to treat this disorder with a cookie cutter solution. Through coaching can provide treatment that is tailored to a veteran's unique war-related trauma and can help our Warriors thrive.
When we, as a town, as a state, as a nation, embrace our returning warriors and offer them the support of programs like "Hooves for Heroes," their lives change in profound ways. I know because it happened to me.
Southern California, 1971: I had just returned from Vietnam where I served as a psychiatric social worker, and I was finding vets like me living on the street, under bridges, or in temporary communities of hooches in vacant lots or remote beaches and canyons.
There's a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the disability claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Setting the record straight requires some honest brokering with many years experience in both customer service and writing computer software.
This is an interview with John Morgan, an Army veteran in recovery from alcohol abuse. John's yoga service began on Veterans Day 2012 at a treatment center in eastern Connecticut for veterans, active duty personnel, and dependents.
This week, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will hold their annual Storm the Hill Campaign in Washington, D.C. Storm the Hill. Dozens of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from across the country meet with lawmakers, tell their stories and urge them to pass legislation.
Earlier this month my delightful aunt confided in me that she had been waiting since April 2012 to receive her Veterans Administration spousal benef...
Instead of punishing the folks who count on Medicare, we should start with some commonsense reforms, like letting Medicare use its buying power to bargain for discounts for prescription drugs.
It is worth noting that the tremendous human costs of the war in Iraq would have been much greater, were it not for breakthroughs in combat medicine deployed for the first time on a broad scale in Iraq.
Nearly half of the 39 veterans charities that the American Institute of Philanthropy rated in April/May 2011 were given big fat Fs. Why did they fail? In most cases, the money backed fundraising campaigns and executives, not veterans.
In the last few years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revolutionized its service delivery, partnering with homeless services organizations lik...
Administrators, faculty, counselors and staff should be prepared to manage the unique challenges that veteran students face as they transition out of the military and into higher education.
During the struggle with PTSD, an individual often begins to avoid intimacy, even with loved ones. Shameful and embarrassed, many Veterans go to great lengths to hide their trauma, which they perceive as weakness, from their spouses.