Tag Archives: PTSD

Breaking: Veterans are People too

Recently, the Veteran community has been forced to fight back on a disturbing narrative: Veterans are dangerous, violent people that society should be wary of. It doesn’t take much for some media outlets to push this agenda either. It seems …

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How Could He Have Known…?

Disabled Army Combat Veteran, Chef, Chef Advocate for No Kid Hungry

Read about how Butters, a yellow Lab, rescued Roman when he needed it most.

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Fighting Stereotypes: “Deadly Aftermath Of War Right Here At Home” is less deadly than the general population

The media’s reaction to the Fort Hood shooting was somewhat expected. The unfounded accusation brands Veterans as ticking time bombs, intentionally or not. Veterans, advocates and other less reactionary journalists responded by pointing out that PTSD does not equate to …

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The Mind Game Nobody Wins

Disabled Veteran, Facilities Management Administrative Officer for VA in Denver

If you are having trouble coping, don’t play the mind game – ask for help!

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PTSD Does Not Equate To Violence

The headlines circulating the Internet hours after the tragic Fort Hood shooting were vague, but the implications for Veterans who have been diagnosed, or are seeking treatment, for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are not. As some major media outlets rushed …

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January 2014 VA Suicide Data Update

Staff Writer, Department of Veterans Affairs

VA’s January 2014 suicide update report identifies trends in Veterans suicide rates related to VA care.

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Troop to troupe: A Shakespearean Treatment

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother; be ne’er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition.” – William Shakespeare (King Henry V) Explaining the …

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Finding Your Seat – The Journey of a Veteran and Yogi with PTSD

Veteran, Yogi, Founder of Mala For Vets

Chris Eder discovered how yoga could help his fellow Service members and himself.

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Marking Two Years of Veterans and Their Loved Ones Making the Connection

Acting Chief Consultant, Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs

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PTSD from Armistice Day to DSM-5

Executive Director, VA’s National Center for PTSD

Dr. Friedman reflects on the evolution of PTSD and VA’s focus on treating our Veterans.

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