Category: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Daring to Write about Post Traumatic Stress

Nearly two years ago, I began seriously researching Post Traumatic Stress. Since then, I have wanted to write about my findings and my thoughts on my findings. I have, but there was so much more to say, so many different facets to this complex issue. What follows are the results of my research, literally hundreds... Read more »

Dogs For Soldiers

Dogs For Soldiers
Dogs have been used as instruments of war since man’s best friend became domesticated. It is part of the nature of dogs to protect it’s pack, even if that pack includes two legged members. The idea that dogs can help heal the injured spirit of a warrior is not new either but is finally getting... Read more »

Soldier Suicide There is Hope

22 a day. Some say that number is much higher, over 100 a day when all veterans are included. Even 1 a day is too many. It is an issue that everyone seems to know about, but no one really knows what to do. For too many a soldier survived life in a war zone,... Read more »
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Chris Kyle An American Hero

Chris Kyle, author of “American Sniper: The autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” and another man were murdered last night. While it took a few hours for the media to break the news, the military and warrior communities were already aware and actively attempting to assist in the apprehension of the suspect.... Read more »

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide
Everyone knows the General Patton story, the one about him visiting a hospital full of wounded soldiers and coming across a young man without visible wounds. When he is told the soldier has combat fatigue, General Patton slaps the kid and calls him a malingerer. As far as Patton was concerned, the problem was solved. I’ve... Read more »

Red Fridays - National Gold Star Mothers Day

Red Fridays - National Gold Star Mothers Day
I recently had a most disturbing conversation, not just because of the content, but because of with whom I was speaking. I was talking to a Viet Nam veteran, and the fact that this Sunday, September 29 was the last Sunday in September and as such is National Gold Star Mothers Day came up. There... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Assistance Dogs help Wounded Veterans with PTSD & TBI

Red Fridays - Assistance Dogs help Wounded Veterans with PTSD & TBI
For those of us who are plugged into the military and veterans communities, it often feels as if every time you turn around, there is someone with their hand out looking for donations and support for their specific cause. We supporters are known as a generous lot and a soft touch. While most groups and... Read more »