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PTSD and our Allies

PTSD is not limited to just US troops or even just Americans. London Real TV has a new episode up of UK Territorial Army soldier Jake Wood as he describes his distinct and brutally taxing tours [...]


The Reality of Living With PTSD

Today, I had the honor of standing and saluting a great American hero as he passed through our small Texas town. Unfortunately, that honor had to be done posthumously. Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield [...]


PTSD and Gun Control

The Obama administration is set to release details of Vice President Biden’s “working group” on gun control tomorrow. He will lay out exactly what he plans to seek in terms of more regulations that he wants [...]

Army Review of PTSD Will Reinforce Combat Veterans Not to Seek Help

This article seems to say they are passing out PTSD diagnosis to anyone who walks by and sneezes. It is not easy to get a PTSD diagnosis, that is the truth. When this same issue was [...]


Combat PTSD: A Psycho-Social and Spiritual Wound

America, I gave you my soul in 1991. I didn’t know it then that I would receive a psycho-social and spiritual wound that not even I could see. Of late we have heard much on the common symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or [...]

Combat PTSD Blogger on ASP

Hello ASP readers, I am sure you have heard the latest on CJ’s blogging saga. I am not here to talk about that, we all know that he will address it when he can. For those [...]


Legal System Continues to Stigmatize PTSD

Nicole Santos, baby-mama to the 1-year old child of the Soldier accused of shooting at least 4 people at Mount Rainier National Park, has used his “possible PTSD” in the past as an excuse for why [...]


PTSD Is Not A Crutch

I’m going to take advantage of the current surge in attention to address the important topic of PTSD. Most people with PTSD try to avoid admitting that they suffer from it. There are those that try [...]

A Step Back for PTSD

Anyone that has followed my blog knows that I am passionate about helping to remove the stigma of PTS and PTSD. When I was first diagnosed (after years of denial), I still didn’t really want to [...]

171,423 deployed Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans diagnosed with PTSD

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is defined as a condition resulting from exposure to direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or a physical threat” (VA, 2010, p.1).The [...]

A Different Type of PTSD Treatment

I’ve been contacted by the Military Channel to publicize a show that will be airing this Sunday, September 19th at 10pm called Horse Sense and Soldiers. I love animals and I know that they can sometimes [...]

Local Media Covers PTSD and Suicide Prevention

I was interviewed after a briefing with Major General Mark Graham about PTSD, depression, and suicide prevention. I’ll have video up of his inspirational speech later, but for now, here’s the story the local media ran. [...]

PTSD Still Doesn’t Warrant Purple Heart

I’ve made my position on this pretty clear: I don’t think that the Purple Heart should be awarded for PTSD. Period. Not under certain circumstances, not in extreme cases, not ever. And it’s comments like this [...]

Insurgent PTSD

Well, it’s official. The terrorists are under a lot of stress and suffering from extreme cases of PTSD. The recent shootings of recruiters in Arkansas is a perfect example of what happens when Al Qaeda and [...]

Brief Therapies Usually Not Suitable For Combat PTSD

I had a comment on a recent post on the merits of whether or not going to therapy had benefits or would be damaging. I think it safe to say that some practitioners can and do delve [...]