Coming Home: What the Future Holds for Our Veterans and their...

The negative impact of a decade of war on the mental health is understandable, complex, and concerning.

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman focuses on compassionate therapy for change, transitioning clients from merely surviving to thriving by helping them identify and remove obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. This is achieved by looking for peoples strengths and building upon those to overcome challenges. As a licensed psychologist, she work with clients who have a variety of issues that include but are not limited to; life changes, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, body image issues, eating issues, sexual abuse, addictions, gay/lesbian...

Homecoming: Finding The Way Home From Trauma and War

On Oct 13, 2010 the 33rd Chilean miner emerged from the mine that had entrapped him

Suzanne Phillips, PsyD

Dr. Phillips is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychotherapy and Co-Author of Healing Together. She has been an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Doctoral Program of Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y., since 1991. In addition to her private practice in Northport, she has provided direct services in the aftermath of trauma and disaster to civilians and uniformed service providers and has trained professionals nationally and internationally. In February 2008 she testified before Congress for the needs of military and their...

Remembering the Psychological Impact of War… and Doing Something About It

On September 11, 2001, our nation went to war—first in Afghanistan and later in Iraq.

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior

As we honor our fallen brothers and sisters on Memorial Day, I’d also like to honor everyone who has ever risked their lives in a war zone in the service of this wonderful country.

Charles Hoge, M.D.

Charles W. Hoge, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) directed the U.S. military's premiere research program on the mental health and neurological effects of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2002 to 2009 at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He deployed to Iraq in 2004 to improve combat stress care. A national expert on war-related mental health issues and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Hoge has testified to Congress and is interviewed frequently by national news organizations. His articles on PTSD, mild traumatic brain...

What “The Hurt Locker” Got Right

Much to the confusion of those who have not experienced combat--- parents and spouses, siblings and friends-- many young people say that ‘going to war’ was one of the best things that ever happened to them.

The Power of Community

Where do I begin to describe the power of community? In the eight years since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have waged, a community-based movement to ensure that this generation of warriors and their families receive the support they so deserve has resonated, changing the way we care for those who have served.

Amy Fairweather

Amy Fairweather, Director of Policy for Swords to Plowshares and Program Director of the Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV), is an attorney specializing in military and veteran policy. Swords to Plowshares provides housing, mental health services, employment and training and transitional counseling to veterans. Ms. Fairweather is engaged in local, state and national advocacy on behalf of OIF/OEF veterans and their families.

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