Tag Archives: PTSD

Turning memories into literature

Public Affairs Specialist, Washington DC VA Medical Center

Veterans at the Washington DC VA Medical Center learn to channel memories into words as part of their healing process during a 13-week creative writing workshop.

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High school senior to swim across Lake Erie to benefit Veterans

Thanking a Veteran means something different to everyone. Some express their gratitude with a simple “Thank You” or a handshake. Others may volunteer at their local Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Not many show their appreciation by swimming across one of …

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I Was Trying to Protect Her

In observance of PTSD Awareness Month: June 2014, VAntage Point, in collaboration with VA’s National Center for PTSD, presents the following profile of a Veteran who is living with PTSD and has turned his life around with treatment. Years after …

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I Was Hit by Eight IEDs

In observance of PTSD Awareness Month: June 2014, VAntage Point, in collaboration with VA’s National Center for PTSD, presents the following profile of a Veteran who is living with PTSD and turning his life around with treatment. Josh Hansen had …

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Doctor to PTSD Vets: treatment works, recovery is possible

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. In this video, Dr. Miguel Roberts, Director of Trauma Services at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center discusses PTSD signs, symptoms and effective treatments. To learn more about the symptoms of PTSD, what …

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Say it

Founder and Director, Veterans Writing Project

To anyone struggling with PTSD: You’re not alone. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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My Meditation

In observance of PTSD Awareness Month: June 2014, VA’s National Center for PTSD, presents the following profile of a Veteran who is living with PTSD and turning his life around with treatment. After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts …

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Peer Support Specialists help heal America’s Veterans

VA Presidential Management Fellow, Marine Corps Veteran

Peer support specialists help Veterans heal because they understand the Veteran’s “invisible wounds.”

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It’s Always The Right Time to Mind Your Health

In May we focus on mental health awareness and on the right time to “Mind Your Health.” As we approach National PTSD Awareness Month in June, in this post we encourage Veterans to make the choice to use VA’s post-traumatic …

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Dr. Caitlin Thompson to speak at Washington Post’s “Behind the Lines” event

VA’s deputy director of Suicide Prevention, Dr. Caitlin Thompson, will participate in the “Behind the Lines” panel discussion hosted by The Washington Post at 6:30 pm today. Five other speakers will join her as they discuss and answer questions about the long-term …

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