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Veterans Ptsd

Goodbye/Hello 24 'Memorial Day and PTSD'

Patt Cottingham | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Patt Cottingham

As we honor Memorial Day for all the soldiers that gave their lives for this country. I wanted to take the time to honor the unseen casualties returning to our communities with PTSD.

Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen, Remember the Living

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dave Helfert

This Memorial Day, honor those who have fallen in service to the nation. They have given the last full measure and they surely deserve our respect and gratitude. But take just a minute to honor those who fought in our wars and lived. For many, their battles are far from over.

This Memorial Day: Listen

Ben Patton | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Ben Patton

Many of the men and women in uniform returning to civilian communities in the next few years will be largely isolated from those they once fought alongside, or other veterans who might understand. This, my father and grandfather would have easily understood.

The Brains That Bind Us

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Marian Salzman

Although two of the greatest attributes of our country might be our competitive spirit and our defense of our values and freedoms, one can't help but wonder at what price. Brains are the tie that binds us, but are we really coming undone? Think about it.

Bringing Vets Back Inside the Wire (UPDATE)

Steve Peck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Peck

UPDATE: This post incorrectly reported that Joseph Perez-Marchese suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. U.S.VETS has no knowledge that Mr. Per...

Veterans, Addiction and PTSD: Let's Talk About It

Margaret Stone | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Margaret Stone

The question I face about our work is, "Doesn't the VA handle this?" The Department of Veterans Affairs works tirelessly to address the mental health needs of vets, but the reality is that it can't provide care to all those who have served.

At a Military Hospital, Warriors Are Not the Only Wounded

Michael Winship | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Michael Winship

Wounded Warrior had asked some of us to come to Landstuhl to meet with the medical staff there. Some 3,000 strong, military and civilian, they work ceaselessly in what has become one of the busiest trauma centers in the world.

The Right Ruff! -- What Makes an Elite Service Dog

Irwin Stovroff | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Irwin Stovroff

Having seen the profound impact these dogs make on the lives of men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country, I can tell you that it's all worth it -- and then some. And, by the way, the dogs love it too.

The Other Side of Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury PTS/TBI

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

It is our intent to showcase veterans who are looking for work, many who suffer from PTS/TBI, and the employers who have stepped up to hire them through the 10,000 Jobs for Veterans and Military Spouses Challenge.

Max J. Rosenthal

Discouraging News For Troops With PTSD | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Blue Star Families, an advocacy group for military family members, released a report Wednesday that says a high percentage of service me...

How You Can Help Returning Warriors

New Harbinger | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
New Harbinger

Surely we can all agree that our veterans gave us their best, and in return, they deserve the best from each of us. But what can each of us do, as family, friends and concerned citizens to help ease the burden of our returning servicemen and women?

Soldier In Trouble For Attempted Suicide

Posted 04.24.2012 | Denver

A Fort Carson soldier is facing charges from the district attorney's office after shooting his wife in the leg during a suicide attempt. Joshua Bra...

Invisible Wounds: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Announce Nursing Initiative to Care for Veterans With PTSD

Charles Howard | Posted 04.13.2012 | Impact
Charles Howard

While every member of the health care team needs to be attuned to the possibility of PTSD and TBI, nurses must be particularly prepared to serve our military and their families with expert clinical care and innovative research on these most serious disorders.

The Afghan Syndrome

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

While the Afghan War has always had its many non-Vietnam aspects -- geographical, historical, geopolitical, and in terms of casualties -- anyone could have had a Vietnam field day with the present situation.

A War's Premise Must Justify the Troops' Suffering

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Clearly, the counter to "too many wars with too few soldiers" is fewer wars. And how do we reduce the number of wars America has been lurching into? By requiring far more stringent and sturdier premises for going to war.

Reflections on Panjwai

Joao Hwang | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Joao Hwang

If you want to support the troops ask the right questions: What was his mental state when he allegedly killed those civilians? If he was under mental distress, why was he not removed from the battlefield?

Cancer of the Spirit

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The extraordinary documentary On the Bridge bares the deep psychic wounds of America's returning vets.

Time for a Federal Veterans Court

Leila Levinson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Crime
Leila Levinson

While the emergence of veterans courts is an invaluable reform, no state mandates them. It is up to the individual county whether to create a veterans court. This creates a terrible roll of the dice for the veteran.

Linda Cardellini Is a Soldier Who Comes Home in Return

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.08.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

What's it like to come back to the U.S. when you're not only a soldier but a wife and mother? Return stars Linda Cardellini assuch a woman who faces the daunting challenge of coming home.

We Are Failing Our Veterans With PTSD: The Life and Death of Sonny Mazon

Kevin Bell | Posted 04.08.2012 | Impact
Kevin Bell

For all of our rhetoric of supporting soldiers with PTSD, there is a dense, bureaucratic labyrinth in between soldiers and the help that they need.

Lessons In Healing From Vietnam War Veterans

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 04.08.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

The Vietnam War, however, was not only a defining moment in baby boomers' coming-of-age process. Forty years later, the war is still part of many boomers' psyches as they face older age.

John Rudolf

Big Spike Seen In Violent Sex Crimes By U.S. Soldiers | John Rudolf | Posted 01.20.2012 | Crime

Military leaders vowed this week to curb sexual assaults by and against U.S. soldiers after the release of a new report revealing that violent sex cri...

A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.18.2012 | DC
Coleen Rowley

It's now 10 years after the indefinite detention prison of Guantanamo was created. With the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act broadening, the U.S. government seems to have given up on ever righting itself.

EXCERPT: "Beyond The Battlefield: The War Goes On For The Severely Wounded" By David Wood

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

What follows is an excerpt from David Wood's, "Beyond the Battlefield," an intimate portrait of the soldiers and Marines who volunteered for wars in I...

WATCH: Iraq Veterans Give Advice To Returning Troops

Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

The end of the war in Iraq will bring some 40,000 soldiers home. But returning for some, means entering an entirely new battlefield. Post-traumati...