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Soldiers Ptsd

What Veterans Remember

Mark E. Prior | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Mark E. Prior

On a day marked to honor our veterans and to commemorate the sacrifices made by these great men and women, we need to take a moment to give voice to those who still live in the shadows of war.

Why 'Mentally-Ill Soldier' Reporting On Fort Hood Shooting Was Sloppy Journalism

Mark Joyella | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Joyella

These kinds of subtle connections, floated out in headlines, ledes and in repeated questions to experts in endless cable news coverage, result in reinforcement of stigma and a lost opportunity to educate viewers and readers on what mental illness and PTSD really are.

The 'Easy' Cure for PTSD? The Cruelty of Shallow Religious Answers

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Got PTSD? If you have enough faith, if you truly believe, televangelist Kenneth Copeland asserts you can get over it, right now! The Bible tells you so. So... are you feeling better yet? No? You're not the only one.

Televangelist Says PTSD Can Be Cured With Bible

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion

(RNS) On a Veterans Day broadcast program, televangelist Kenneth Copeland and controversial historian David Barton told listeners that soldiers should...

Sleep Problems for Soldiers and Vets

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The frequency of sleep problems including insomnia and other forms of disordered sleep among military personnel is alarming and strongly suggests the need for more attention directed at treatment and prevention.

It's Time to Move Beyond the Clichés

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

These men and women deserve treatment now when they need it. It is available if the government and medical professions commit to smartly managing the risk and benefit of promising treatments.

The Meds for PTSD Are No Match for the Effect in My Mind

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

As anyone who is tormented would say, PTSD is anything but benign. It is essential that the public understand the need for those affected to have access to treatment. Anything less is re-victimizing those who have already experienced detrimental pain.

What Telling Our Truths Demands

Leila Levinson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I am doing this so that the public can witness the trauma that follows war. Witness. Because this trauma is as much yours as it is ours. Witness and own it. Witnessing breaks the isolation trauma creates. Witnessing furthers the healing of individuals and of our society.

Time to Listen to Veterans Tell Their Truths

Leila Levinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Leila Levinson

We are 12 adults preparing for a play. We are veterans and family members of veterans. The audience will be civilians. Just as children learn through play, so is our play teaching us, transforming us.

The Man in the Snow

Daniel Davis | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Daniel Davis

Soldier families suffer indescribable pain and suffering from dealing with those hundreds of thousands of casualties. But to most of us the above is a stat sheet; merely numbers. We are unable to relate to what those numbers mean in a practical, emotional, and spiritual sense.

Time to Pay the Price of War

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

Help has been slow to come for members of our military and our veterans in crisis. Nearly 1 million veterans from various wars await a ruling from the Veterans Administration on their claims for disability.

Healing A War-Torn Spirit (WATCH)

Marlowe Brown | Posted 07.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marlowe Brown

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died in our nation's service. Regardless of what our opinions are about war, one fact remains: There are thousands of people who survive who are in great need of healing.

Yoga Stress Relief for Soldiers

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Faced with the highest army suicide rates in at least 30 years, U.S. military officials are examining ways to help treat psychologically wounded soldiers.

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.

Afghanistan Shootings Raise Questions On PTSD

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

SAN DIEGO — It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder – bu...

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.

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.

Improve Mental-Health Care for Our Troops

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Obama should use the bully pulpit to urge troops and veterans to seek help if they are depressed, suffering from PTSD or suicidal. He should also trumpet legislation to fund more mental-health counselors for the armed forces and for veterans.

What Meditation Did For Me: A War Vet's Story

Leila Levinson | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

I would like to present WWII veteran Jerry Yellin's story, which much more eloquently than I could describes how transcendental meditation provided the relief from his trauma and the recovery of his spirit.

One Vet's Battle With PTSD And The Military

Cilla McCain | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Cilla McCain

Lampe developed a drinking problem and experienced blackouts brought on by PTSD. Despite this, he was deployed two more times. On one of the latter deployments, his best friend was killed in an intense firefight.

A Musical Take on PTSD

K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo

Based on the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play and subsequent award-winning short film of the same name, Happy New Year is an entertaining yet hard-hitting look at Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Who Gets Better From Combat Stress (And How)

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

There are several studies claiming a 70-percent improvement rate for returning warriors who are treated for combat stress with various cognitive behavioral therapies and/or prolonged exposure strategies. But this is a misleading number.

The Hidden Danger To Our Veterans And Service Members

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

The veterans know on a gut level that the remedy to their intolerable memories and nightmares -- both waking and asleep -- will not come through a pill.

Addiction's Secret Ingredient 'X'

Daniel Goldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Goldin

An addict, by systematically falsifying with drugs, the feelings his body reports to his brain, gets worse at solving them. He can operate directly on his emotions by taking more substances.