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Veteran Ptsd

Collateral Damage: Effects of the Current Narrative on Veterans

Tom Aiello | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Tom Aiello

During a recent Veteran's charity fundraising gala, much like the hundreds of galas that occur year round, something significant happened: At a point in the show the emcee asked all attendees from a certain group of Veterans in the audience to stand and be recognized...not a single person stood in spite of their presence.

Girl Sets Up Lemonade Stand To Raise Funds For Vet With PTSD, Moves Him To Tears

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.29.2014 | Good News

One compassionate 8-year-old did not even have to meet this veteran to know she wanted to step up and help him. Nicholas Bailey developed mobility...

Homeless Vets Volunteer To Build Homes For Other Homeless Vets

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.20.2014 | Good News

These veterans are working to help a cause that they themselves are all too familiar with. Two homeless vets from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a...

Could Hip Hop Hold The Answer To Changing These Kids Lives?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices

A growing body of research suggests that those who live in violence-stricken communities are subject to post-traumatic stress and PTSD at rates higher...

Meditation and PTS: A Warrior's Story

Jake Clark | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Jake Clark

To be clear, more returning Warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan have died from suicide than from injuries sustained in combat.

Suicides By Young Veterans Spike At Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Upon returning to civilian life, young veterans are committing suicide at an alarmingly high rate -- nearly three times that of active-duty troops. ...

Why Everyone Should Be a Wingman

Sue Hoppin | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Sue Hoppin

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.

We All Have a Role to Play: Preventing Suicide Among Our Returning Veterans

David Litts | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
David Litts

Why are so many service members and veterans struggling with the invisible wounds of war or from service-related stresses? There are many reasons, to be sure, but here are some we should keep in mind.

Out Of The Darkness

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clifford Bauman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clifford Bauman

Tucking the box in the closet, as if the memories would remain trapped inside, I spoke about the events to no one. At that time, I had no idea I was on a path to self-destruction or how much my life will have changed over the coming year.

Combatting Greed With Charity: 7 Virtues + 7 Vices For Our Vets

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

When we think of our veterans, "greed" is probably the last word that comes to mind. But post-traumatic stress disorder has a way of making us go against our nature and cling to vices as ways of healing in our new post-war normal.

Combatting Envy With Kindness: 7 Virtues + 7 Vices for Our Vets

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

Simple acts of kindness will help you see the good in your life and the good in the world, which is exactly the remedy you need to feel rooted in your new civilian life. With this strategy in mind, you'll be on your way to transforming Post-Traumatic Stress into Post-Traumatic Growth.

Diagnosis: Informed Citizen Disorder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.27.2013 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Informed Citizen Disorder: the damage you do to your mood and your blood pressure by watching Bill Moyers or Jon Stewart, listening to Kevin Phillips or Bruce Bartlett and reading the Guardian or the New York Times.

Vet Faces Jail Time For Using Marijuana As Treatment For PTSD

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 05.03.2013 | Denver

Former U.S. Navy Corpsman Jeremy Usher came home in 2003 from Iraq and Afghanistan to sleepless nights and panic attacks, with vivid flashbacks of com...

Invisible War Wounds and the New Face of Addiction

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

The invisible wounds of war are breeding a new generation of addiction in America, and we have a moral duty to help our veterans heal holistically.

Meds Not Enough to Bring Down Rate of 1 Vet Suicide Per Day

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

Service members, veterans and their families benefit from social support approaches. We should make them part and parcel of reintegration and mental health programming and provide the resources necessary for them to grow.

SLIDESHOW: #MilitaryMonday Pays Tribute To Troops, Raises Awareness

Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

Join the numerous nonprofits, military families and thankful Americans who are taking to Twitter and tweeting support and words of thanks this #Milita...

Should Vets Have To Endure Typical Wait Times For PTSD Treatment?

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Federal lawmakers are calling for an inspector general's investigation into how long it takes for veterans to get treatment for mental h...

More Dwell Time for Our Troops

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bobby Muller

This bill, which would restore an approximately 1:2 ratio of time deployed to time at home, will help ensure that our brave soldiers have the time they need to rest, recuperate, and retrain.