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When a significant other has a brain injury

This article in the New York Times explores how a brain injury effects marriages and relationships. Unless you know someone who has suffered a brain injury you may not immediately think that this is an issue. But often times a brain injury can change a person’s personality, not just their physical capabilities and comprehension.

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Veterans and Homelessness – statistics and stories

It is hopeful to hear that people are getting the help they need. I hope these stories indicate that the VA is prepared to help the influx of troops returning from Iraq.

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Children’s book helps explain PTSD

Carolina Nadel is an illustrator and children’s book author with a background in medicine. Her newest book, “Daddy’s Home” gets straight to the point when it comes to how military children may be understanding their parent’s new behavior after returning from war. The story mirror’s a child’s experience of an easily aggravated father who, after [...]

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Seeking Women Veterans for Parade

Jerry Brunton of North Carolina has teamed up with two other female veterans to form a group called the ‘Women Veterans of Coastal North Carolina’. This year, they hope to increase the presence of women veterans at their local Veterans Day parade.

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Veterans Empowering Veterans

“I’m a work in progress, we all are”, explained formerly homeless Air Force veteran, Robert Morrison. Morrison is now employed and taking computer classes at a local college thanks in large part to the work of Renee and Calvin Elder, founders of Veterans Empowering Veterans.

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Veterans Need More Than Applause

Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur recently wrote a great article on the need for civilians and the American government to connect with returning soldiers in a more meaningful way. Brodeur interviewed Sam Barrett, 30, an U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who did three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Barrett explains that the appreciative applause he and other veterans sometime receive is just not enough.

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Stand Down 2011

During war time, “Stand Down” is a term that describes the removal of exhausted soldiers from combat to a safe place to rest, enjoy warm meals, get new uniforms and receive medical care. Thanks to founders and Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison, “Stand Down” now refers to their grassroots, community based intervention program put in place to offer aid to the nation’s homeless veteran population.

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Healing the Wounded Heart: Alternative Treatment for PTSD

For over a year now, Dr. Allen Roland has been working with veterans with PTSD in Northern California using his heart centered Healing the Wounded Heart therapy workshops and has experienced impressive results.

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Unconventional (and adorable!) Aid for Veterans

Veterans and the dogs

Soldier’s Best Friend is an non-profit organization that works to connect service dogs (or Therapeutic Companion Dogs) with veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Operation Harmony: New Music Therapy Program for Veterans

Operation Harmony provides music lessons (some taught by other veterans) and instrument to troops involved in the Wounded Warrior Project.

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