While I don't think anyone with a chronic illness would chose it, many of us have found it has added something to our lives we're not sure we want to give up. And in many ways, it has made us the best of ourselves.
Like many innocent people who are released from prison, Greg Wilhoit never received a penny for his troubles, not as much as an apology for the suffering he endured, and for what they took from him.
The good news is that PTSD doesn't have to put a damper on your Valentine's Day. With appropriate and effective treatment the condition can be controlled, allowing love and romance to prosper yet again in your relationship.
On December 29th I left my home for five hours to get a cheeseburger, see a friend, and watch the last weekend of regular season football. I hadn't le...
While some states that have legalized medical marijuana, like California and Maine, include PTSD as a qualifying condition for cannabis treatment, several others do not.
I was only about five or six weeks pregnant, but the loss was still devastating to me. I wondered who was this person that I had just lost. Was it a girl or a boy? Was this miscarriage my fault? What did I do wrong?
Growing up in an abusive home, as a girl I questioned my feelings, my perceptions, and my worth -- but never the realm in which I was raised.
To be clear, more returning Warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan have died from suicide than from injuries sustained in combat.
I understand that the grief never fully goes away, but it has given me more empathy and compassion in the disaster business: Imagine this on a much greater scale where people have lost their entire communities and live with this daily.
This is an interview with Olivia Kvitne, who started her service career in 2003 teaching low-cost private yoga sessions for people with disabilities w...
It occurred to me that one method, perhaps the most important, was being overlooked or, at the very least, deemphasized so as to be lost in the maelstrom of advice. I am referring, of course, to meditation.
When the news hit about an al Qaeda-affiliated force taking control of Fallujah, I knew I'd be hearing from vets, especially the Marine vets in Florida I'd known since 2008 when a buddy of theirs, whom I'd treated for PTSD here in Los Angeles, asked me if I'd work with them and then handed me a plane ticket to Florida.
Laurie Halse Anderson is a familiar name in the world of children's and young adult literature . In her latest, The Impossible Knife of Memory, we meet 17 year-old Hayley Kincaid whose mother died when she was small.
On the rooftop of the American Psychological Association's office building in Washington, D.C., meditation teacher Klia Bassing leads class participan...
I have been impressed with the depth of understanding that many of those on the Hill have about the issues affecting returning troops and their families. And it isn't just the members of the House and Senate who are passionate about caring for those coming home from war. Many of the staffers who work on the Hill are veterans themselves.