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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 and his co-workers for 2 months into the arms of family, friends, the Chilean president, the nation and a billion viewers worldwide. Publicly it was a homecoming that the world wanted to embrace as proof of resiliency and success in the face of death defying challenge.

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. Nearly nine years later the war rages on and the men, women, and families in our military community continue to experience the consequences of this war.   

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.  Let’s acknowledge the stark reality that we are now in the ninth year of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that we (the big societal “we”) still can’t grasp what war really means.  Let’s begin a new kind of dialogue that bri

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. Several of my friends from the Vietnam era attribute maturing and gaining purpose in their lives to serving in the military. Others find a new family and sense of belonging during the trials of combat.

Bios

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stephen Robinson

Steve Robinson is a retired Non-Commissioned Officer and Gulf War veteran who served twenty years in the Army.  In his final assignment, Robinson served...

Videos

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

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School...

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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