Sexual Assault Trauma

TradCatKnight: Porn, “The Portal To The Pit”

TradCatKnight:  Porn, “The Portal To The Pit”

Porn: The Portal To The Pit We are deluded daily in our culture of self By: Eric Gajewski Let us be real for a moment. The world no longer wants Christ nor His true Gospel. We have the feel good impotent humanitarianist gospel of Vatican II. We have feel good on the surface without and […]

The Miracle Of Gratefulness

“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.”

VA Launches Online PTSD Tool‏

VA Launches Online PTSD Tool‏

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.

Purple Hearts for PTSD debated

Purple Hearts for PTSD debated

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.

Sen. Shaheen: Women in Military Have Less Access to Affordable Healthcare than Civilians and Inmates

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.

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 15,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 15,2012

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.

Top 10 News For Veterans-April 17,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-April 17,2012

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.

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 8,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 8,2012

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.

Your Health: Brain Scan for PTSD

Your Health: Brain Scan for PTSD

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

New Report Cites Rise In Army Suicide Rate, Sex Crimes

New Report Cites Rise In Army Suicide Rate, Sex Crimes

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

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 19,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 19,2012

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.

Panetta Announces Initiatives Targeting Sexual Assault

Panetta Announces Initiatives Targeting Sexual Assault

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.

Putting Down the Sword for the Pen

Putting Down the Sword for the Pen

“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.

Veterans Crisis Line Website – 24/7

Veterans Crisis Line Website – 24/7

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, […]

Top 10 News For Veterans-October 20,2011

Top 10 News For Veterans-October 20,2011

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 …

Obama VA, DoD Hits Stigma Surrounding PTSD and TBI

Obama VA, DoD Hits Stigma Surrounding PTSD and TBI

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

One Third of Iraq/Afgh Women Vets with PTSD Report Mil Sexual Trauma

One Third of Iraq/Afgh Women Vets with PTSD Report Mil Sexual 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.

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