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Vets Ptsd

Vets With PTSD Should Be Exempt From Death Penalty, Legal Experts Say

The Atlantic | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact

On January 12, 1998, Andrew Brannan was driving his truck at 98 miles an hour on a country road near his Dublin, Georgia, home when he was pulled over...

Veterans' Well-Being: Improving Veterans Access to Health Care

Robert Piper | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

I hope that one day a veteran can walk into any VA hospital or health care facility and be given options for any affliction that they're facing without being put on a waiting list. The government needs to help veterans get access to health care that they deserve.

Take the Step: Raise PTSD Awareness

Dr. Matthew J. Friedman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matthew J. Friedman

Greater public awareness of PTSD can help reduce the stigma of this mental health problem and overcome the negative stereotypes that keep many people from pursuing treatment.

Everyone Should Be Talking About Removing the Stigma of PTSD That Veterans Face

Robert Piper | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

I'm proud to live in America, and I love the fact that brave men and women support the military efforts of this country by keeping us safe. They should also be offered the proper health care and employment opportunities to get back onto their feet.

The Toll Of Turning A Blind Eye To Drug Use During Military Service

Steve Peck | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Steve Peck

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngIt's clear that we have to aggressively address this problem in order to save lives. We have to be more vigilant to identify substance abuse early, and to engage these young men and women in a way that will prompt them to accept treatment.

Man's Best Friend Should Not Be a Pill

Irwin Stovroff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Irwin Stovroff

No doubt, painkillers are often an absolute necessity to veterans suffering from excruciating and debilitating pain. But even in these cases, we need to go further in offering substantive, long-term treatments that will help veterans return to their lives and fulfill their dreams.

Laura Bassett

Veterans Face New Battle At Home: Sleep | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's hard enough for most single mothers to squeeze in eight hours of sleep every night, but Nehemie Almonor, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, is havin...

How Transcendental Meditation Can Help Veterans

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Chautin

Transcendental meditation addresses not just the mental issues of P.T.S.D., but also the physical problems that accompany stress disorders, including hypertension and heart disease.

How More Time At Home Could Ease Post-Traumatic Stress For Vets

Keith Crosby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Crosby

Service personnel need time to recover emotionally and physically from their battlefield scars.