While there’s still a great deal of misinformation regarding PTSD, over 350 million people worldwide have returned from active tours of duty and are currently afflicted with the disorder. While there are many psychotherapy outlets for veterans to reach out to, many alternative forms of help are currently being explored to offer help to those who have been afflicted by the trauma of the experience. Some of these we’ll be discussing at length today. 

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It’s almost Veterans Day, and we want to talk about some effective ways to celebrate and honor those who dedicated significant time and effort to serving the United States. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to do this whether you visit someone in the hospital, or honor vets in your home or workplace. These are a few ideas to consider as we approach Veterans’ Day this November 11th.

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In this post, we have to discuss yet another difficult topic, one that affects many military service members. Specifically, we want to examine the recent “I am Vanessa Guillen Act,” which criminalizes sexual harassment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

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Can video games be a source of recuperation for veterans who have suffered PTSD and other forms of mental illness? While there’s a lot to unpack on the topic, and it depends on the games you play, there is some evidence to support a therapeutic element. We’ll explore some recent research into this topic.

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At the risk of sounding cynical, it’s always a relief when politicians come through on their promises and put forth a considerable effort to help those in need. No matter which side of the aisle your politics may fall, there’s no denying that President Joe Biden’s passing of the PACT Act is a major step forward in assisting the ongoing struggles that many veterans are still experiencing. 

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Our collective hearts sink every time we see a veteran dealing with a form of disability. It reminds us that no matter how involved and wrapped up we sometimes get in our own lives, there are those who are making sacrifices to ensure our freedom and domestic tranquility as people. Even more tragic are the wounds that we can’t see on the surface. The mental health of our veterans is a growing concern, as is the number of cases involving TBI. 

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