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Veterans Ptsd

Saratoga WarHorse... Saving the Lives of Our Veterans

Tim Hayes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Books
Tim Hayes

The emotional healing that begins with the nonverbal nonjudgmental acceptance of a horse enables veterans to feel safe enough to be themselves. This breakthrough Connection helps bridge the barrier of shame and isolation created by Post Traumatic Stress and enables the veteran to go on and continue to recover often utilizing emotional expressive therapy with another human.

The Power of Music to Honor and Heal

John Roberts | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
John Roberts

The support for our nation's wounded veterans can be found in any walk of life, or any professional industry - anyone can provide it, and it can take many forms.

You Are Not Alone: Understanding And Treating PTSD

John Roberts | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
John Roberts

Every day I live with PTSD, but my condition is no longer my defining trait. Today, my experience has made me a better person. I know I was lucky to not only survive, but to find an identity after service and a new mission -- to make sure no one living with PTSD ever suffers in silence.

This Memorial Day, It's Up to Us CEOs to Make Veterans a Priority

Michael J. Dowling | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Michael J. Dowling

We can never repay the debt we owe our veterans. Memorial Day, however, gives us an opportunity to think about doing more to show our gratitude.

What We Can Do When the War Comes Home

Soledad O'Brien | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Soledad O'Brien

I made The War Comes Home, a new documentary, because I want everyone to see how our veterans live with PTS and the novel approaches being taken to address their pain and, sometimes, suicidal or homicidal thoughts.

Five Ways Wounded Warriors' Wives Deal With Post-injury Sex & Intimacy

Barbara McNally | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Barbara McNally

The first days and weeks after a Wounded Warrior's return are a whirlwind of fear, confusion, stress, and life-altering decisions for all family membe...

Veterans Require No Label -- Honor Where They Are and Who They Are!

Dwayne Paro | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

Being a combat veteran myself I have experienced various issues as a result of the circumstances. The best thing that I found while recovering from the stresses was to be focused on the future and to surround myself with people who were interested in helping me to get where I wanted to go.

Honoring a WWII Marine

Shad Meshad | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

His son, Ron, and I were close friends after Vietnam. Alan Klemp was my friend's dad...the guy whose hand you shook and said, "Nice to see you again, ...

Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga On Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine veteran and public health researcher who is interested in finding ways to promote mental...

Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.

6 Ways You Can Help a Veteran Suffering PTSD

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

It's not a new phenomenon for a politician to use someone's suffering for political gain, but Sarah Palin, in addressing her son's arrest last week for domestic violence, has managed both to propagate a series of misunderstandings about PTSD and to dishonor veterans.

In Response to 'Mohr Stories,' a Message From Commanding Officer 1 Canadian Field Hospital

Jay Mohr | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Jay Mohr

To all men and women serving our country, I know "thank you" isn't enough. You need jobs. You need someone to sit and talk with. You may need meds. Please know that you are loved and there are many, many podcasts out there you can listen to as you save our damned lives.

For The Sender: Love Letters From Vietnam

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Dustin DeMoss

One of the subjects nearest and dearest to my heart is that of my fellow veterans. I've written several articles over the past year that have centered...

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 07.24.2016 | 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.