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Saratoga WarHorse... Saving the Lives of Our Veterans

Tim Hayes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Books
Tim Hayes

The emotional healing that begins with the nonverbal nonjudgmental acceptance of a horse enables veterans to feel safe enough to be themselves. This breakthrough Connection helps bridge the barrier of shame and isolation created by Post Traumatic Stress and enables the veteran to go on and continue to recover often utilizing emotional expressive therapy with another human.

The Power of Music to Honor and Heal

John Roberts | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
John Roberts

The support for our nation's wounded veterans can be found in any walk of life, or any professional industry - anyone can provide it, and it can take many forms.

For The First Time, The US Will Study Pot As A Treatment For PTSD

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial will look at the effectiveness of medical marijuana in treating post traumatic stress disorder among veterans. The ...

Why Your Memory Betrays You

James Stoddah | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
James Stoddah

Perhaps today is the best day to start. Can you remember the last 29th day of February?

These Yoga Teachers Empower Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

NationSwell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Exhale to Inhale is a nonprofit that brings free yoga classes to shelters and community centers that serve domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. It also trains volunteer instructors to lead trauma-informed yoga classes

6 Ways You Can Help a Veteran Suffering PTSD

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It's not a new phenomenon for a politician to use someone's suffering for political gain, but Sarah Palin, in addressing her son's arrest last week for domestic violence, has managed both to propagate a series of misunderstandings about PTSD and to dishonor veterans.

Inside The Trauma Centers Treating Ukraine's Veterans

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.09.2016 | World

Since early 2014, tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops have taken part in a bloody war with pro-Russian separatists in East Ukraine. Over 9,100 soldi...

Haunted By War, Many Syrian Kids Have No Psychological Support. This Group Wants To Change That.

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- Nine-year-old Amal isn't in school these days, but this week, she gets to remember what it feels like to be in a classroom again. When wa...

Psychologists Are Designing Refugee-Focused Therapies For Migrants

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Europe's migrant crisis is forcing the advancement of new psychological therapies that go beyond existing treatments to help victims not of one trauma...

Waking Up From War, Part 2

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

War trauma brings in its wake a collapse of time. The present is engulfed; the past colonizes moment-to-moment experience; and the future is collapsed. Severe PTsxD and all variants of PTspD are characterized by an experience of haunting.

Waking Up From War

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

It's January 2007, the first moments of our first Coming Home Project retreat, an opportunity for veterans and families from around the country to come together to share stories and support one another. We gather for our first circle, thirty-three veterans and family members from seven states, with four facilitators.

Veterans With PTSD, Horses and Healing

Tim Hayes | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

After the explosion, Cody drove fast and never stopped. He said he didn't know how many bodies he hit--men, women, kids, animals. When all the vehicles got to FOB Cheyenne, it was hideous. There were guts, body parts, and blood from the people he hit covering the front of his truck.

Turkey's Mental Health Providers Offer Survivors Free Counseling After Ankara Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

ANKARA -- The twin bombs that detonated Saturday in Ankara, Turkey, loaded with small metal balls to rip through flesh for maximum carnage, were made ...

Advancing Treatment for PTSD and TBI

Shad Meshad | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Being a veteran advocate is my full-time job. It's the kind of job that you take with you on vacation, into the shower, to bed at night.  I often feel frustrated in my work. But once again I'm feeling optimistic and energized.

A Wish for My Dead Daughter's Birthday

Wendy Keller | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Keller

I looked at how much I've learned, given, and grown since she died. I began to feel the pain clearing. If I died today, I could be at peace knowing that despite the dreadful, heart-wrenching event of the car accident, I have made something of my life, something that means something to me.

This Very Simple Computer Program Could Help Veterans With PTSD

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology

The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs estimates that between 11 and 20 percent of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from post-tra...

Nick Wing

Veterans Can Get All Of These Drugs To Treat PTSD, But Not Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

Around the nation, thousands of veterans and active-duty military personnel are waging their own personal battles against post-traumatic stress disord...

Operation Purple and Living With PTSD

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Campoamor

We thank them publicly and declare holidays in their honor, yet we refuse to try to understand their needs and, therefore, perpetuate a never-ending cycle of fear and stigma. We express our gratitude from a distance, leaving them feeling as broken as we believe them to be.

Horses Helped This Vet With PTSD After No One Else Could

Tim Hayes | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Tim Hayes

The natural ability of a horse to accept, without judgment, anyone, including a soldier who had seen or done horrific things and, by so doing, express compassion and benevolent acknowledgement was another extraordinary gift that horses were capable of giving to humans.

How Wild Horses Made Prison Inmates Realize Something Transformative About Themselves

Tim Hayes | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Tim Hayes

One of my first experiences in witnessing the amazing dynamic that is possible in the interaction between horses and humans occurred at a maximum-security prison in Florence Colorado. It was here that I was introduced to The Wild Horse Inmate Program or WHIP.

Catherine Taibi

It's Not Just War Reporters: How Viewing Graphic Content Secondhand Can Lead To Mental Health Issues In Journalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media

Aidan Sullivan remembers his first day as director of photography at The Sunday Times very clearly. It was April 5, 1989, what would come to be known ...

Healing and Hope Through Canine Compassion

Belinda Williams | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Belinda Williams

On the very day we as a country celebrate a man who fought for ethnic equality, I will be one step closer to reclaiming my own freedom. On Martin Luther King Jr. day, I will be bringing home a Shiloh Shepherd puppy.

Fighting Stigma One Story at a Time

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My mental illnesses are diseases, just like my cancer, and need to be treated in a similar way. If I, myself, can't share my story then it indicates that I also have stigma so I discuss my mental health issues openly just like I do anything else. I have found that when I share my story, I have an impact.

Trauma and Resiliency

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We salute all parents in the audience tonight who created families thru adoption, me included. November is National Adoption Month. I thank all of you who were inspired to support the kids "left behind" after you adopted your children.

Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science

More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help th...