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Veterans Resources

Veterans Mental Health Care Emphasizes Recovery and Return to Full and Meaningful Lives

Veterans Mental Health Care Emphasizes Recovery and Return to Full and Meaningful Lives Six Questions for VA’s Chief Consultant of Mental Health Services      Veterans Day on Nov. 11 offered an opportunity to illuminate how the science of psychology is helping service members adjust to life at home after the trauma of war. Psychologist […]

Study offers insight for returning troops and their relationships

Study offers insight for returning troops and their relationships Troops overseas often want nothing more than to get back home to loved ones — but the reunion period often can be more emotionally taxing than the deployment. Returning service members are at a greater risk of both depressive symptoms and relationship distress, and research shows […]

‘The Demons of War are Persistent’: My name is Schade: I am a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD

‘The Demons of War are Persistent’ My name is Schade: I am a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD By A.W. Schade [2011]   Some manage the Demons onslaught successful  Others ignore the stealth domination of their soul Many consider themselves cowards, should they acknowledge the Demons existence Countless live in denial and loneliness; protecting a warriors […]

Just Say Om: Meditation May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

  Transcendental meditation (TM) may help alleviate symptoms of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In a small pilot study of male veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, those who practiced TM showed a significant reduction in PTSD symptoms, significant increases in quality-of-life measures, and improvements in communication and sleep […]

Military Personnel With Mental Woes Before Deployment at Higher PTSD Risk

Military Personnel With Mental Woes Before Deployment at Higher PTSD Risk About 3 percent had PTSD, depression or another anxiety syndrome before going overseas, study says By Amanda Gardner  TUESDAY, May 3   — Military personnel who have a psychiatric disorder prior to deployment or who’ve been injured during combat are more likely to develop […]

At War With Mental Illness: Caring For Troops and Veterans

Since September 11th, 2001, roughly 2.2 million American service members have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. As a result, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) has seen 167,000 new cases of related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 195,000 cases of depressive conditions and affective psychoses, and 103,000 cases of anxiety disorders. Worse still, the suicide rate in the […]

PTSD Treatment Access to Get Easier for Veterans

New Regulations Make PTSD Treatment Available to Any Vet Who Can Prove He or She Served in a War Zone  (CBS)   America’s veterans deserve the very best medical care. Some come home with their battle scars on the inside suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Monday the government held a press conference to announce changes to […]

Purple Hearts Elusive For Traumatic Brain Injuries

The U.S. Army honors soldiers wounded or killed in combat with the Purple Heart, a powerful symbol designed to recognize their sacrifice and service. Yet Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq, despite regulations that make such wounds eligible for the medal, an investigation by NPR and […]

New court will help soldiers suffering emotional toll of service

New court will help soldiers suffering emotional toll of service   Soldiers who leave for combat duty as law-abiding citizens sometimes don’t return the same people – a fact officials in the legal system have begun to recognize. Mirroring efforts across the country, Los Angeles County is launching a pilot program today that establishes a […]

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