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>Most of us will experience or witness trauma at some point in our lives.

Distress and upsetting feelings afterward are normal and often go away with time. However, if months later memories and feelings from the trauma are still interfering with daily life, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have set in. Fortunately, there are effective therapies available to help reduce the hold of memories, flashbacks, and feelings of anxiety. The memories don’t have to disrupt your life and relationships.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

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The lingering war

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Bob, an Iraq War Veteran suffering from PTSD, five years after returning home,continues to be...

Understanding PTSD

Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine, addresses three fundamental questions: What is PTSD?...

Reclaiming a life

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Connie, a victim of domestic violence, suffered for years from undiagnosed and untreated PTSD. She...

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