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The Legacy of PTSD and the Value of Veteran Treatment Courts

By Michael Pittaro and John Russ
In Military Education, Special Contributors

Research supports a strong correlation between criminal behavior or risk-taking behavior and those who suffer from TBI and/or PTSD. These disorders can adversely influence a veteran’s ability to control behavior and can lead to impulsivity, disinhibition, anger, and aggression.

Why Saying “Thank You for Your Service” Offends Some Veterans

4 Ways To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick In 2015

By Amy Morin
Contributor to Forbes

As the new year approaches, many people begin scrambling to list all the things they’re going to do to make 2015 their best year ever. Despite the high hopes and good intentions, however, most people fail to turn their New Year’s resolutions into reality.

The statistics on the chances you’ll maintain change are fairly dismal. Continue Reading

Never Forgotten: Honoring Our Military During Wreaths Across America

How Successful People Handle Stress

By Travis Bradberry
Contributor to Forbes

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the volume of gray matter in the areas of the brain responsible for self-control. Continue Reading

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How Do These Two Student Veterans Deal with PTSD in the Classroom?

The Department of Veterans Affairs says 61 percent of all men and 51 percent of all women will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives.

For two of those men, Indiana University Southeast students Logan Walsh and Richard Weaver, trauma they experienced while serving in Iraq has metastasized into post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. How they and others afflicted with PTSD deal with it is the subject of this article by Ethan Smith, a staff writer for The Horizon, Indiana University Southeast's student newspaper.

Two Student Veterans Share PTSD Struggles

Why Saying “Thank You for Your Service” Offends Some Veterans

Man Walks 350 Miles for Wounded Warrior Project

By Kevin Barlow
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)

EL PASO -- A 66-year-old Vietnam Army Veteran who walked more than 350 miles this summer is being credited with helping to raise more than $90,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The money will be used to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.

Ron Stephens, a former Illinois House Representative and independent pharmacist walked one mile for every $100 that was raised by Doc's Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy, and Dale's Southlake Pharmacy in Decatur. Those funds were matched by Cardinal Health Foundation, the charitable arm for Cardinal Health, which serves as the pharmaceutical distributor for both.

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Dysfunction at VA Keeps Veterans in Crisis

By Dr. Robert “Smitty” Smith
Faculty Member at American Military University

It is easy for our nation to go to war, as there seems to be few legal restraints that prevent our military from being deployed across the globe. Those of us who have served in the military understand that this reality is just part of the contract we signed up for—it is our duty. However, there is another part of this contract that hasn’t received the attention it deserves: That our nation will take care of us. Recent enrollment horror stories involving extremely long wait times, secret waiting lists, 30-year-old software programs, and unauthorized appointment scheduling at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) demonstrates that it’s easier to send us into harm’s way than it is to honor the commitment to care for us.

Washington’s VA hospital is sick. What about the rest of the country?