Most of Jan Valdez's tenants only last two days living in her Hawaiian mansion. She's arranged a barter system for anyone who wants to stay at her p...
American society has been trapped reliving a pattern of mostly preventable behavioral health crises following every major war since the 20th century.
These men and women deserve treatment now when they need it. It is available if the government and medical professions commit to smartly managing the risk and benefit of promising treatments.
More than your story or Jeremy's story, Dirty Wars is the story of thousands of nameless and voiceless men, women and children.
The tragedy on 9/11 is an event that inspired many of our Heroes to take up arms on behalf of our country.
As anyone who is tormented would say, PTSD is anything but benign. It is essential that the public understand the need for those affected to have access to treatment. Anything less is re-victimizing those who have already experienced detrimental pain.
This is an interview with Lilly Bechtel, who has been volunteering in correctional facilities since 2005. In 2010, Lilly became certified in a trauma-...
In the case of a recent DoD decision regarding the mental health of our service members, evem Churchill's old line about Americans understates our capacity for doing the wrong thing over and over again.
After the dog is rescued, a professional animal trainer works with the dog in order to become the perfect companion to a veteran who needs a friend and in some cases, a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Combat-related traumatic stress disorder is the "silent killer" of the military. The good news is that veterans can take control of PTSD with the right help.
How quickly we forget war's multidimensional and devastating costs. How thoughtlessly we label the crucial act of remembering as "blindness," and judge ourselves and others for our understandable weariness.
There's nothing more important than knowing that our families are healthy and happy. And after spending so much time with military families and hearing your stories of service and sacrifice for our country, I know that that's your priority as well.
In the military, fighter jets fly in formation, with the lead aircraft ahead and a backup plane off the right wing and behind. The wingman protects the lead pilot, watching his back. Each of us must be a wingman to the Veterans, service members and military families in our lives.
It was a remarkable transformation to witness, and I have had the pleasure of seeing this kind of magic happen again and again because of Jake and the work he has done tirelessly, with much help, for the next group of returning Veterans who come and give us what is literally a last chance at saving their lives, in Malibu.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in animals is not a formally recognized condition in veterinary medicine, but many animal behavior experts believe it exists and is even fairly common.
Throughout the 20 months of my own recovery, it has been others sharing their stories; telling their tales of suffering, often embarrassing and humbling, but with recognizable themes and events that motivated and strengthened me when I was weak.