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Celebrity Reminders of Mental Anguish

Yesterday’s media headlines brought another poignant reminder that mental illness can afflict even the biggest names, with pop star Ariana Grande  opening up about her struggle with PTSD and anxiety in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack that killed 22 people at her concert last year. Grande revealed to British Vogue that she has always struggled with anxiety, but… READ MORE>>

Slides Posted from Presentation on “War-Related Traumatic Reactions in Veterans and Their Impact on Families”

Some time ago, I gave a presentation entitled “War-Related Traumatic Reactions in Veterans and Their Impact on Families” at a conference for an audience of directors of nursing homes and directors of social services in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The presentation focused on the impact of war trauma on veterans and their family members, especially as the veterans… READ MORE>>

A Survivor of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Shares His Pain: What Does It Mean To Be A Survivor?

Today, June 12th, marks the one year anniversary of the horrific shooting in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Brandon J. Wolf survived the Pulse attack. He was even lucky enough to survive it without any physical injury. Yet Brandon poignantly shares what an ordeal has been set in motion by these moments of staring death in the face, and… READ MORE>>

A treatment for PTSD that builds on the veteran’s strengths

Recently on CNN.com, there was an interesting article about a unique treatment program for military veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The article, which can be found at http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/21/opinions/costello-ptsd-veterans-say-not-crazy/index.html, raises important issues in the struggle to understand the terrible mental anguish that is often the cost of exposure to the horrors of war and other traumatic experiences where… READ MORE>>

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