As you may have noticed, I have not been posting the last couple of weeks. The reason is I’ve been devoting all my time and effort to complete a project I spoke about a few weeks back. I would like to introduce my initiative “Suicide Prevention App” named “No Warriors Left Behind”. The app is […]Read More Suicide Prevention Mobile Application
This is how we feel after coming back from the war. “We are all just actors trying to control and manage our public image, we act based on how others might see us.” ―Erving Goffman Recently, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what it means t… Source: How We Mask Our AuthenticityRead More How We Mask Our Authenticity
Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership and access to health care may be factors. The figures released Friday are the first-ever Department of Veterans Affairs data on suicide by state. It […]Read More Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas
A new study supports what a small group of military researchers hassuspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain. In early 2012, a neuropathologist named Daniel Perl was examining a slide of human brain tissue when he saw something odd and unfamiliar in the wormlike squiggles and folds. It looked like brown dust; a […]Read More What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?
The support of friends and family members is critical for servicemembers experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially when many service members choose not to get the help they need because of the stigma that surrounds psychological health care. Paul Rose, the author of this Navy Medicine Live blog post knows this firsthand. Read […]Read More Supporting a Family Member with PTSD
Josef I. Ruzek, PhD, Erika Curran, MSW, Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, Fred D. Gusman, MSW, Steven M. Southwick, MD, Pamela Swales, PhD, Robyn D. Walser, PhD, Patricia J. Watson, PhD, and Julia Whealin, PhD From Chapter 4, Iraq War Clinician Guide. In this section from the Iraq War Clinician Guide, we discuss treatment of […]Read More Treatment of the Returning Iraq War Veteran