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?

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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.

Soldiers Surprisingly Resilient to PTSD after Iraq and Afghanistan

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Studies show that troops in the UK have become more resilient to PTSD

Senate Blocks Veteran’s Bill: Jon Stewart’s Response

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Senate kills bill that would help veterans–tries to add Iran sanction to make it pass.

The Therapist I Met on My Way Up from Bottom

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Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.

What They Don’t Tell You About Your First Time Under Fire

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Former Marine and present UN Field Security Officer, Dewaine Farria, shares his gripping insight into courage—told through the experience of his first time under fire.

Psychotherapist Examines Links Between Child Abuse and Alcoholism

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Addiction counselor Rayne E. Golay shares tips for those who suspect they may have a drinking problem.