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Transforming VA's Toxic Culture

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

Can President Obama seize the opportunity to initiate and catalyze real change -- meaning transforming the systemic incompetence and corruption at VA and creating a culture that supports the many employees whose dedicated, skillful and innovative efforts have gone unsupported or undermined, and, most importantly, a culture that remembers every day and is responsive in word and deed to the veterans it serves?

Learning From Marines About Military Suicides

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

Researchers Dr. Frank Tortorello and Dr. William Marcellino, sponsored by the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command and Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning, did something novel. They listened to Marines, who described in great detail their experiences of stress and distress.

A Veteran's Suicide on 60 Minutes: Lessons Learned?

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

The 60 Minutes piece last Sunday on the life and death of Clay Hunt, a Marine who earned a Purple Heart serving in the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, demonstrated how much we have yet to learn about the epidemic of suicide in our returning troops and veterans.

Meditation and War Trauma

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Bobrow

Meditation is mobilizing attentiveness on purpose. What we pay attention to grows, like watering a newly-planted tree. As we use this capacity for awareness it grows stronger, a kind of meditative muscle.

In PTSD Treatment, Pro-life vs. Pro-choice = Yes

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

The name of the blog, "Fixes," is unfortunate for an article like this. Why? Because there is no quick fix for war-related anguish. And no way to create Teflon troops. Veterans and service members don't want or need "fixing." They want to feel understood and accepted.

For Veterans It's "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs." But Wait, There's More!

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

As important as getting a job is for veterans, I'm not sure we take the time to consider the factors that support finding, getting, and keeping a job: Being successful on the job.

How You Can Help Military Families

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

In honor of Military Families Week, HuffPost Impact is recognizing the sacrifice and service of both the military members who have served our country ...

Isolation Kills and Community Heals

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

If we cultivate the intention to be of help, if we take the time and energy to listen and connect, if we realize that the responsibility for healing, the impact of war is collective. It takes a village and it begins with each of us.