In a culture where being a worker, earning your keep, and providing for your family are highly valued and taking time to sit and reflect is seen as an indulgence, we've deprived our returning veterans of something they very much need: time to wind down and return to the thing we call normal.
He hasn't called yet and I don't know if he will, but even if he doesn't, it's really okay. The important thing is that he's doing better. I know he's doing better -- it was unmistakable. For the first time in years, I won't be mournfully remembering him.
Despite the U.S. government having traditionally subjugated, marginalized, and even committed genocide against the Lakota, members of the Oglala nation have served in every branch of the service both before and since the Snyder Act (1924) and the Nationality Act of 1940 made Native Americans legal U.S. Citizens.
My definition of yoga is more about the way I live my life now than what I do on my mat. I try to live my life as my practice.
For me, forgiveness was a decision to stop suffering, to put down a burden that didn't serve me. When I faced and accepted the truth of the past, only then could I see that I'd survived the horror. Only then could I feel my uncensored anger and disappointment and sorrow, and my mother's toxic denial and terror -- along with her love, and her regret.
Muntaha Flufel says on most days she sits alone at home watching TV, unable to interact with the community she lives in. She keeps her windows and doors locked, in fear that someone might break in and attack her like they did in Baghdad in 2004.
Pieces of heart. Disconnection from Self. The shadow that surrounds you: What you know you could be, what you fear you might be. Caught up in a p...
I'm trying to utilize Buddhist practices in my life. The concept of Right Speech is one I like, but it is one I am really struggling with, and, someti...
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...
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.