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NEW ARTICLE ON VETERANS PROGRAMS & MENTAL ILLNESS IN USA TODAY

USA Today has once again published a review of programs for our veterans. As I share their article (which I have sourced below) notice how it...
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Using Music to Ease Post Traumatic Stress

Music is a powerful influencer. It can help get us through our day, recall memories, or set a mood. It can be the background for our...
USO Honors Military Heroes And Volunteers At 50th USO Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner

AVT’s Mission Explained By A Medal of Honor Recipent

I wrote last week about Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter and his courage to talk openly & honestly about his...
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HIRING VETERANS: A NATIONAL MOVEMENT

Bill Simon, President and CEO of Walmart, recently announced his firm would be hiring 100,000 honorably discharged veterans over the next five years. Simon,...
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How the Process of Change Can Be Traumatic to a Veteran

On several occasions, I have spoken with individuals who shared their lack of understanding about emotions they felt during certain changes in their lives. It is...
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Helping the Trauma-Impacted Individual with a Safety Plan

I have been writing about the issues surrounding trauma and our veterans in the past few posts. Often, the experience of trauma leaves those...
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Secondary Trauma: A Consequence of a Veteran’s PTSD That Can Affect You

July 4th weekend, I spoke about PTSD, trauma and secondary trauma to a group of individuals who were honoring veterans. One veteran’s wife told...
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“Suicide is one of the most complex & urgent problems our military faces.”

- Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains that suicide is the #2 cause of military deaths. Click here to learn more.