Yearly Archives: 2011

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

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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Real Warriors Creates Resource Brochure for Military Families

Check out the brand new brochure designed specifically for military families that offers ten pages of free and confidential resources including a 24/7 help line offered by consultants at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Newsletter 07.17.11: Landlocked Film Fest, and more upcoming screenings

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What people are saying about “Hidden Battles”

Wonder what people are saying about “Hidden Battles?” We’ve been getting great feedback from around the country. We would love to hear what you think – email us your thoughts at info@hiddenbattles. In the meanwhile, wanted to share these kind words with you.

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Five very heroic soldiers

Five veterans have stationed themselves at Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas campaigning for the right to heal. They are there as part of Operation Recovery, a program of Iraq Veterans Against the war, that is fighting to stop the deployment of traumatized troops.

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Festival #7 for “Hidden Battles”

We are happy to announce that “Hidden Battles” will be screening at the Landlocked Film Festival in Iowa City, Iowa in late August 2011.

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