4 Gifts for Someone with PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2017
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According to recent estimates by veteran organizations, more than 540,000 veterans have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, the Department of Defense states that more than 361,000 service members have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since the year 2000. With these staggering numbers, the odds of you knowing a veteran struggling Read More »

How to Become a PTSD Counselor

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2017
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The impact that war has on soldiers has been studied as far back as the American Civil War, when Jacob Mendez Da Costa, a cardiologist and assistant surgeon in the U.S. Army, started studying a condition in which soldiers reported a set of symptoms similar to heart disease, though no physical abnormalities could be found. Read More »

What Veterans Need To Know Before a VA PTSD Evaluation

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2017
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PTSD is one of the most well-known but little-understood illnesses in modern American life. When it comes to military servicemen and veterans, it helps to know some basic information about what they can expect in a VA PTSD evaluation. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that, although quite common, is frequently misunderstood Read More »

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Military Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2017
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It is 2017, finally. Last year was rough for many people. Several beloved actors and musicians passed away during the year. And many of you may have also had family or friends pass away as well. As we think about the New Year and what it brings, let us suggest three New Year's resolutions for military Read More »

6 Ways the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helps Military Members

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2016
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With today’s better understanding of mental health in the military and an increased willingness for open dialog, studies have revealed that nearly 1 in 4 active duty members have experienced some sort of mental health condition, including depression at a rate five times higher than in civilian populations, and Postraumtic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is Read More »

Tragedy Assistance Program Connects Thousands of Survivors

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2016
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In November 1992, eight soldiers perished in a C-12 crash in Alaska. Their families were at a loss. In their grief, they struggled to find a support system, and finally turned to each other for help. Here they found understanding and assistance they could find nowhere else; no one else could know what they were Read More »

Ideas for Treating PTSD Without Medication

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2016
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As a large percentage of U.S. veterans continue to struggle with the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), society and medicine continue to look for ways to help. PTSD is a mental health issue resulting from having experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, and can result in severe anxiety, agitation, hypervigilance, insomnia, isolation, flashbacks, Read More »

Healing Gardens for PTSD Sufferers

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2016
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If you have never heard of a healing garden, you are not alone. Feng Shui-inspired, healing gardens offer tranquility, relaxation, and peace for those in need of solitude, harmony, and healing. Healing gardens have grown in popularity among doctors seeking alternative forms of treatment and are increasingly used as therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Read More »

The Forgotten Warrrior Memorial Wall Honors the Casualties of PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on September 8, 2016
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When a veteran returns home, he or she can expect to be welcomed by the gratitude of a thankful nation. Every service member who has signed up for duty has sacrificed in some way, knowing that their decision to serve may be life altering, especially for those who return gravely injured. But sadly, for thousands Read More »

The Debate: Marijuana for PTSD

Posted in Uncategorized on September 6, 2016
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The debate over the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is well-known and evolving in the United States, with many states legalizing its use in recent years. These developments have raised the question of how cannabis can impact many diseases, syndromes, and injuries, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health problem Read More »