Like many transitioning service members, Mike Bremer was having a tough time finding work after he came home. Then he joined AmeriCorps, serving on th...
It is extremely challenging to get service members (and others) to get treatment for the symptoms of PTSD with the negative connotations people already heap atop mental illness, let alone with the insinuation that these people are somehow killers in waiting.
In her book, Hidden Legacy of WWII: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery, author Carol Schultz Vento makes the compelling point that most books about World War II veterans have left an important part of the story untold.
Most of the time, it's likely that the slang you hear has a positive connotation, but not always. It's useful to know whether you're receiving praise or a poke. You might even be able to surprise your veteran co-workers by dropping some military jargon of your own.
A recent Institute of Medicine report on Gulf War illness has unfortunately concluded that veterans have such diverse symptoms and exposures that a single, distinct definition cannot be used to describe their condition.
Luckily, more attention and focus is being shed on the struggle so many military spouses are facing as it relates to employment, and employers are starting to realize that military spouses are a perfect match for their open positions.
Questions of "how/why" always remain during times of shock and trauma related to our country's tragedies around shootings. What we should know is that we cannot look the other way.
Surely the will can be found to ensure our wounded warriors have access to accurate information on voting and are given every measure of assistance to register and cast a ballot that will count.
Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF Two years ago, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) became a trustee wit...
It was my job in the USMC to fight the enemy and in doing so resulted in experiences and memories that I will have until the end of my days. I have tried for too long to make sense of it all and have come to realize at the end of the day war is unjustifiable no matter what side you are on.
This is an interview with Marsha Danzig, founder and director of Yoga for Amputees, as well as Color Me Yoga for children. Marsha is a below-knee ampu...
Whenever a person with a mental disorder (or assumed to have a mental disorder), veteran or civilian, commits a violent act that makes headlines, there is a call to address the "mental health issue" in violent crimes. However, what is meant by the "mental health issue" is generally unclear. The fact is that killings and overall violence are extremely rare by people with serious mental illness.
Twenty years ago I played a veteran in Forrest Gump and over the years I have been privileged to meet and support many real life Lt. Dans, active duty military, and veterans. They continue to inspire me to encourage our nation to do everything it can to honor and support this generation of veterans.
I wanted to instead throw out several questions some of you all may have about the role of veteran service organizations, and returning veterans, in creating a more socially just environment for our brothers and sisters who come home from war
I believe, that regardless of diagnosis, all veterans need support in the transition from military life to veteran and civilian life and that this transition is not often an easy one.
We're all busy...but try to imagine yourself functioning as a single parent, a nurse, a rehab tech, a nutritionist, a housekeeper, a business assistant, a transportation provider and a case manager. Oh, and being the emotional support for the whole family.