They leave their families, giving their time, talents and skills to protect others. But when veterans, especially women, come home, there is a battle they often fight alone.
Sexual Assault Trauma
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“The golden key to self-healing is gratefulness. Only gratefulness can transcend the darkness of unworthiness, self-pity and self-negation and fully open the door to the heart ~ without which no true healing can occur.”
The VA recently completed a media campaign for its call center “Coaching Into Care,” a telephone service which provides assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues.
In observance of June as PTSD Awareness Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has begun a new online initiative, AboutFace, focused on helping Veterans recognize PTSD symptoms and motivating them to seek treatment.
While waging far too much war, the Obama administration is a sea change in treating PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, Gulf War Illness and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
With more than 2 million service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury have become the signature wounds of both conflicts.
There were 154 suicides in the first 155 days of the year – nearly one a day. The suicide rate among U.S. troops has surged this year, and Pentagon and military officials studying the current spike have found no apparent reason or developing trend.
Sen. Shaheen: Women in Military Have Less Access to Affordable Healthcare than Civilians and Inmates
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and two high ranking retired military officers said that giving women in the military the same access to health care that civilians, federal employees, and female inmates have is a matter of equity and fairness. Right now, the Department of Defense is prohibited by law from including coverage for abortions in the case of rape or incest in military insurance plans, denying members of the military affordable access to healthcare in a time of need.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno announced the start of a comprehensive, Army-wide review of soldier behavioral health diagnoses and evaluations.
Republicans have long defined themselves in part on their hawkish stance on national security issues and their popularity among the military and veterans. But the makeup of the nation’s armed forces is changing, and President Barack Obama hopes to win over veterans by appealing to the same subgroups that propelled him to victory in 2008: women, minorities and young people.
The experience of killing in war is strongly linked with suicidal thoughts, according to a study of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War.
The Defense Department today honored the men and women who are on the front lines of the battle against the crime of sexual assault.
The brazen and well-coordinated attacks by insurgents against four embassies and other key sites in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital were aimed less at inflicting high casualties, analysts said, than humiliating the government and its foreign allies as Afghan forces take increasing responsibility for protecting their own homeland.
As U.S. forces made preparations for their May, 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, the terrorist leader was in the middle of a different kind of battle: Discord between his wives.
Getting treatment as soon as possible after post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms develop may prevent long-term PTSD. People of all ages can have post-traumatic stress disorder. However, some factors may make you more likely to develop PTSD after a traumatic event or situation
Fox News says U.S. servicewomen should expect to be raped. The GOP war on women must stop now!
If this is not a disqualification for a candidate running for president, I would be personally shocked. To propose turning our backs on our 26-million veterans right as they come home to an economy wrecked by banks and their Republican and Democratic enablers is absurd.
The DVA is weeding out benefit-hostile neocons and assorted bureaucrats
hoping those pesky veterans die to save some money and make the crats look good
Report serves as an update to the Army Red Book published in 2010, and summarizes the progress made in enhancing the health, discipline and readiness of the force. It represents the next phase in the Army’s ongoing campaign to counter the stress associated with more than a decade of war. Army Gold Book
The U.S. military won’t tolerate sexual assault, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday as he announced new Defense Department measures designed to -reduce what has been an increasingly reported crime.
The secretary said 3,191 sexual assaults were reported in the military last year, but because historically only a fraction of such crimes are reported, the true incidence of sexual assault likely approaches 19,000.
“Operation Homecoming” will give injured servicemembers a chance to use writing as part of a holistic treatment approach to post-traumatic stress and TBI. Health conditions such as traumatic brain injuries and psychological health issues are now known as the “signature wounds” of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, officials said.
Just in time to help those returning from the war in Iraq, more funding is available for suicide prevention programs for military personnel and veterans.
A leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is guilt that troops experience because of moral dilemmas faced in combat, according to preliminary findings of a study of active-duty Marines.
It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of post-traumatic stress wasn’t taken seriously. From a time when troops were slapped for being “shell-shocked” and some leaders within VA were dismissive, we’ve come far
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, […]
Judge approves VA discrimination suit settlement. NECN A federal judge in Houston has approved settlement of a lawsuit several veterans groups filed against the US Department of Veterans Affairs, accusing the department of religious discrimination. US District Judge Lynn Hughes approved the …
Good news on trauma – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has moved away in the last few years from targeting and criticizing servicemembers and veterans suffering from trauma to treating victims of trauma
Thirty-one percent of women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder reported military sexual trauma (MST), in contrast to one percent of men with PTSD, according to a study led by Shira Maguen, PhD, a psychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.