"World War II veteran, 92, wins PTSD disability claim"- LA Times.  This is another example of how PTSD affected other generations of warriors.  To those people who try to say that PTSD is a weakness because there "weren't" as many cases in WWII.  PTSD was there.  It just wasn't documented and many were afraid to seek help.  The more education and acceptance, the less the stigma.  Good for this vet for not giving up!  Way to go!

"World War II veteran, 92, wins PTSD disability claim"- LA Times. This is another example of how PTSD affected other generations of warriors. To those people who try to say that PTSD is a weakness because there "weren't" as many cases in WWII. PTSD was there. It just wasn't documented and many were afraid to seek help. The more education and acceptance, the less the stigma. Good for this vet for not giving up! Way to go!

A picture contains 1000 words. Police officers weep in Newtown, CT. 12/14/2012  God Bless all those whose lives were forever changed because of one sick individual. And thank God for our police officers and first responders.

A picture contains 1000 words. Police officers weep in Newtown, CT. 12/14/2012 God Bless all those whose lives were forever changed because of one sick individual. And thank God for our police officers and first responders.

“Ben Richards is one of the best military officers I have worked with in 13 years of service,” noted an evaluation, one of many military and medical documents he shared with me.    Yet Richards’s intellect almost exacerbates his suffering, for it better equips him to monitor his mental deterioration — and the failings of the Army that he has revered since he was a young boy.

War Wounds

“Ben Richards is one of the best military officers I have worked with in 13 years of service,” noted an evaluation, one of many military and medical documents he shared with me. Yet Richards’s intellect almost exacerbates his suffering, for it better equips him to monitor his mental deterioration — and the failings of the Army that he has revered since he was a young boy.

Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance is a documentary in the making which is being co-produced by the wife of a retired NY state trooper suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.  This film will tell the stories of officers and their families who are suffering in silence.  Did you know the number one killer of police officers is suicide? Our police officers have always been there for us.  Who is going to be there for them?    https://vimeo.com/26689571

Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance is a documentary in the making which is being co-produced by the wife of a retired NY state trooper suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. This film will tell the stories of officers and their families who are suffering in silence. Did you know the number one killer of police officers is suicide? Our police officers have always been there for us. Who is going to be there for them? https://vimeo.com/26689571

Pentagon Medics Weigh in on the “Signature Scars of a Long War”

Pentagon Medics Weigh in on the “Signature Scars of a Long War”

Pentagon medical community issues grim report on "signature scars" of recent wars. [Time Magazine, April

Holocaust survivors from the illegal immigrant ship Exodus . . . Can't help but notice the girl facing the camera and the hope in her eyes . . .

Holocaust survivors from the illegal immigrant ship Exodus . . . Can't help but notice the girl facing the camera and the hope in her eyes . . .

Open letter Congress and the Dept of Veteran Affairs regarding sequestration and veteran's benefits.  THE GOVERNMENT SENT THESE PEOPLE TO FIGHT IN THEIR WAR - NOW THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. Please repin!

An open letter to the United States Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs

Open letter Congress and the Dept of Veteran Affairs regarding sequestration and veteran's benefits. THE GOVERNMENT SENT THESE PEOPLE TO FIGHT IN THEIR WAR - NOW THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. Please repin!

Excellent video about traumatic brain injury and depression. "Our featured video and brief video clips show the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on depression. Brandon Blake and Michelle Kauffman share how they worked with TBI Model System researchers to address challenges they faced with depression after experiencing a TBI." - See more at: http://www.msktc.org/tbi/Hot-Topics/depression/TBi_and_Depression#sthash.FUahmIvg.dpuf

Excellent video about traumatic brain injury and depression. "Our featured video and brief video clips show the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on depression. Brandon Blake and Michelle Kauffman share how they worked with TBI Model System researchers to address challenges they faced with depression after experiencing a TBI." - See more at: http://www.msktc.org/tbi/Hot-Topics/depression/TBi_and_Depression#sthash.FUahmIvg.dpuf

Is PTSD Contagious? An *awesome* article written by Mac McClelland about Secondary PTSD.  (Sort of debated pinning since it's our family featured - among others - but the info is worth sharing, so please ignore any appearance of a personal "plug".  It's the most thorough reporting job I know of on the subject.)

Is PTSD Contagious? An *awesome* article written by Mac McClelland about Secondary PTSD. (Sort of debated pinning since it's our family featured - among others - but the info is worth sharing, so please ignore any appearance of a personal "plug". It's the most thorough reporting job I know of on the subject.)

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