An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.
I have never served in our nation's military. My father served in the Navy during the Korean War but completed his service long before I was born. He never spoke about his experiences. I never asked. It was just not on my radar.
Protect Our Defenders see stories like Jenny's almost every day. These service members come to us because they aren't receiving justice or the assistance they need from the military.
Gander is a celebrity; everywhere he goes he's photographed, on Facebook he has over 250,000 Facebook likes. Gander is a service dog, one of several in America that help improve the quality of life for thousands of people with disabilities.
Fred Fleisher was born in Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn, NY. After an enlistment in the Army he earned a BFA and a BS from Penn State and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY.
I doubt if more than a handful of people know the part Robin Williams played in the earliest days of the National Veterans Foundation. Williams, acting from his heart and core values, generously donated his music royalties.
While many of the health effects of binge eating on veterans are similar to what has been found in civilian populations, it is clear that the disorder doesn't affect them exactly the same.
This is why I joined with more than 200 health and well-being professionals in Utah to send a letter to President Obama asking him to protect Greater Canyonlands to foster a healthy America.
Naturally, as the years progress, we expect health issues to arise, but not this. His previous health issues had been in remission for thirty years. Not our Z. He was too smart to have his brain shrink.
The insular and well-heeled world of American asbestos litigation is gathering atop San Francisco's Nob Hill this week for what amounts to an annual current-events snapshot, and this year things may get a bit testy in the industry triangle of plaintiff attorneys, defense firms and insurance companies.
Rather than just focusing on 9/11, R4 is hoping to engage the entire country to commemorate our fallen by pushing themselves to their own personal summit.
If you are a vet who served our country, or if you are family or friend of a vet who served, it would be a service to all to spread the good word about where troubled vets can call for help.
Society must understand that we cannot throw together a few small business loan programs and and step back: "Thanks for your Service" is just not enough.
Internationally recognized traumatologist Dr. Charles Figley thinks we should reevaluate medical marijuana for use in treating trauma like PTSD, especially in the face of veterans being overprescribed pharmaceuticals and psychotropic drugs, often very powerful ones, and sometimes several at a time.
Given our national obsession with work, employment means a lot for not just our pocketbooks, but also our dignity and place in society. From my perspective, the bottom line for the American Dream is inclusion in the workforce.
Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.