PTSD and the War at Home: A Soldier’s Story of Return and Recovery

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Sgt Billy Caviness, who was wounded in Afghanistan, recounts his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Real Talk: Solving The Virus In Our Communities

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“We live in a culture obsessed with power and violence in general. The most vulnerable among us will fall first.”

Are Drones More than Killing and Surveillance Machines?

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How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?

3 Things I Wish Someone Said to Me After Trauma

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Sarafina Bianco has advanced degrees in DV and PTSD. Here’s her crash course on what people should and shouldn’t say to survivors of trauma.

Shame: Learning to Love After A Devastating Breakup

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Jordan Gray says that there’s no shame in getting over your emotional pain slowly.

What is Happening to the Mental Health of Young People Caught up in Gaza Conflict?

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It’s clear that young people are getting caught in the crossfire of the latest round of fighting between Israel and Palestine and the conflict is taking a huge toll on them. And the effects of the war are not just physical.

Shell Shock

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Scott Hightower depicts a vulnerable veteran from a child’s perspective, to powerful effect.

A Memorial To My Father

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Ben Dean shares the memory of his father on this past memorial day, and discusses part of his father’s life that had never been discussed before.

The Road to Self-Respect

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Tim Lineaweaver shares his experience of his rough road to recovery, sobriety, and subsequent self-respect.

5 Time Bombs Set To Go Off in Your Relationship Unless You Act Now

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Relationships rarely come to an end out of nowhere. Dr. Jed Diamond shares 5 ways that often burn the fuse.

Veterans Dying On Waiting List: What it Means

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Iraq War veteran Michael Anthony discusses the latest VA crisis and what it means for veterans and the United States.

Trigger Warning: I’m About to Talk About Trigger Warnings

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Joanna Schroeder explores the overuse of the term “Trigger Warning” in the blogosphere, and wonders whether the term actually serves to undermine the security of trauma survivors.

” Shame and guilt only drives abuse underground where it thrives.”

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How Could You Love Someone Who Hit You?

How Could You Love Someone Who Hit You?

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Sarafina Bianco, on reinventing herself five years after leaving an abusive relationship.

Keep Your Bags to Yourself (or You Aren’t A Transit Ninja)

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James Landrith thinks that it’s worth talking about people who believe they are entitled to take up more than their fair amount of space in public. But those people are not all men.

The Fort Hood Shooting: America, We Can Do Better. We Must Do Better.

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Christopher M. Anderson implores Americans to explode the myth that “real men” don’t ask for help.