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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Doc Pardue’s helpful PTSD Info

The holidays can be a rough season for the normal person.  It can be “HELL” for someone who is suffering from “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD) from combat. In the month of December this year alone, I have spoken or written to 3 folks who have asked for help, be it on Active Duty, or […]

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky “Veterans Day 2010″

All those who know me know I struggle to put pen to paper on these holidays. Is Veterans Day a celebration, or a remembrance? I understand that Memorial Day is for remembering those we lost during combat or doing our Nations job in training. Those who are most forgotten though, are those who did the job, […]

PFC Dwyer loses Battle with PTSD

Soldier in photo dies after PTSD struggle By Kelly Kennedy – Staff writer Posted : Thursday Jul 3, 2008 17:03:09 EDT During the first week of the war in Iraq, a Military Times photographer captured the arresting image of Army Spc. Joseph Patrick Dwyer as he raced through a battle zone clutching a tiny Iraqi […]

Deployment “RUT” I feel for them..

I have been there. I have been in their shoes. I wish there was something I could do to help my brother out who is winding down on his “4th” Deployment to Iraq. Yeah it sounds like it should be happy time, bells and whistles etc, but in reality it is the worst of times. […]

RAND CORP: PTSD STUDY–MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

editor–This was taken from Military.com WASHINGTON – Some 300,000 U.S. troops are suffering from major depression or post traumatic stress from serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 320,000 received brain injuries, a new study estimates. Only about half have sought treatment, said the study released Thursday by the RAND Corporation. “There is […]