Welcome to Post Traumatic Disordered Stress

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After surviving the Asian tsunami, Sam De Silva describes the first PTSD flashback he couldn’t control.

Dog Saves Suicidal Veteran

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After watching this dog save a suicidal veteran, Louise Thayer shares her experience with PTSD, veterans, and service animals.

Yoga Helps War Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Yoga can aid mental well-being but can it help with post-traumatic stress disorder?

Why Volunteering is Good for Us All

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Alexander Lowe shares why volunteering is the gift of giving, not just to others, but to ourselves.

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.