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Veterans Ptsd

The Parades Are Over. Where Are Your Vets?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

If you were like many Americans on November 12 of this year, you did take time to honor those who have fought - and still fight for - our country. Perhaps you were there personally to watch the parades that day which took place in the largest and smallest cities.

A Cure for PTSD?

Michael Putzel | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Putzel

The group's goal is to complete the laborious process and win approval of MDMA as a prescription generic drug by 2021. Meanwhile, more veterans and others who have suffered after traumatic events such as rape will be eligible for participation in the studies.

Doing Right By Veterans: Dealing With The Long-Term Consequences Of War

Sandro Galea | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science
Sandro Galea

The tens of thousands of veterans who are returning home to our communities will need prompt access to effective care and help reintegrating into civilian life.

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.

Through the Power of Their Creativity, Our Veterans Continue to Serve

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The artist within that Curtis discovered as a result of working through his own PTSD experiences made him passionate about helping fellow Veterans recover from the ravages of combat.

Family Filmmaking: A Creative, Collaborative Approach to PTSD

Ben Patton | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Ben Patton

Multiple IED blasts didn't kill Navy demolitions expert John Muchetti. But the lesions they left on his brain today cause epileptic-like symptoms including psychotic episodes, slurred speech, loss of balance, and passing out.

Prevention vs. Cure: A New Military Mission and a New Model for Veteran Success

Joel Peterson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Post 9/11 veterans commit suicide more, are homeless more, and are jobless more than their civilian counterparts. Underscoring these bleak outcomes, top policy makers have noted that the "evidence appears to be that [serving in the military] is not an advantage."

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.

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.

Police Brutality and PTSD: Is There a Connection?

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Constance Scharff, Phd

The vast majority of police officers fall somewhere in the middle of the mix, neither villains nor heroes, but hard-working, dedicated people doing a tough job - sometimes doing that job well and sometimes making poor choices.

Robert Redford on Horses, Healing and the Book Riding Home

Tim Hayes | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

Robert Redford has written a compelling Foreword to my new book, Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal. I am honored and profoundly grateful.

One for All: The American Soldier Proves Sacrifice Is a Family Issue

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Taurel explores the many faces of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), painting a detailed portrait of the military experience which explains that when trauma strikes one, it affects all.

Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Helps Veterans With PTSD Find Work

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact

Job interviews are already stressful enough -- there's a reason there are more than 10 million Google search results for the terms "job interview" and...

Veteran With PTSD: My Service Dog Saved My Life

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Morgan Watt is a former Air Force working dog handler who specialized in explosive detection. Though he's been out of the military for almost 20 years...

Nick Wing

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

Father's Day and America's Veterans

Richard Taite | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Richard Taite

This Father's Day, if you need substance abuse or mental health assistance, ask for it, especially if you are a veteran. Your family needs you and most likely, they love you.

Operation Purple and Living With PTSD

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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.

Veterans Continue to Serve After Military Service

Barbara Mujica | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Barbara Mujica

Think today's veterans are mostly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and barely making ends meet? According to a recent report by Got Your Six, just the opposite is true--today's veterans tend to be engaged citizens, more likely to volunteer and vote than the general population.

Mental Health Monitoring Goes Mobile

XPRIZE | Posted 05.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
XPRIZE provides a way to get ahead of issues before they escalate, and it can alert your doctor to things you might forget to mention or think are irrelevant.

Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society's Idealized Images

V.K. Harber | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
V.K. Harber

The more I taught and practiced, the more I realized that society's perception of the average yogi is not at all accurate. There are thousands of dedicated practitioners with bum knees and c-section scars and flabby arms and imperfect skin.

After American Sniper: Reimaging Returning Home

Zachary Moon | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
Zachary Moon

When we see people as heroes, we don't leave enough space for them to struggle as all people do at times in their lives. When we see people as head-cases, we don't leave enough space for them to demonstrate their strengths, courage, and creativity.

Why Are We Denying Purple Hearts to Veterans With PTSD?

Gene Beresin | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Gene Beresin

With our increased knowledge of trauma and its impact on our veterans' brains, minds and emotions, how can we sit on the sidelines and not at least honor their sacrifice?