I have been writing on issues related to military and veteran post-traumatic stress. On August 26, 2013, Staff Sergeant Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor for his demonstrated bravery in Afghanistan (2009) when he saved the lives of his comrades. One day later, the Pentagon inducted him into its Hall of Heroes. Carter has a lot to say because of his awards, […]
I am a firm believer in assisting anyone who chooses to transition from a stressful or difficult situation to a more normal life. While any change can be extremely difficult, moving from patterned and predictable behavior and expectations to an “alien” world can create anger, anxiety and a flood of other destructive emotions.
I have been posting about the plight of military children: separation from a parent, transition during deployment, consequences of PTSD on home life, constant relocation and attachment issues. Considering all these issues, how can we help military families with children?
We’ve been talking about issues that face military families, particularly, the impact of deployment to the children within the family. A clinical report published in the June 2013 issue of Pediatrics reveals that children who have family serving in the military are at a higher risk of experiencing emotional, social and behavioral problems. How can […]
We have been writing about the issues facing our veterans. Today, we talk about the significant impact of military life on children and family, particularly the far-reaching effects of stress.
At the recent Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Orlando, Fla., President Obama announced the 8 Keys to Success for Veterans. This is an attempt to allow Veterans to get their college degree and enter the job market with more credentials and skills.
An extremely difficult subject to talk about is the degree of sexual trauma in the military (MST). The most recent data from the U. S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs suggests that about 1 in 10 men suffer MST. For enlisted women, the ratio is doubled, or about 1 in 5. Though MST is categorized as psychological trauma, it […]
The national press is replete with ways to help our veterans, providing research, statistics and information about what is truly happening. As I have spoken about some of the issues surrounding suicide, family support, healthcare and treatment of our veterans, it is clear that we have a long way to go before we are doing enough for […]