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Walk to Raise Awareness of PTSD and Suicide Among Veterans

By George Holmes
In Military Education, Guest Contributor

Currently, the Veterans Administration estimates that each day 22 veterans take their own lives, or over 8,000 annually. I personally know four veterans who have taken their own lives after losing a battle with PTSD. I decided to take action to help my fellow veterans who fought for this beautiful country defeat the demons of PTSD. I founded the Arooh Initiative to raise awareness that we are losing our nation’s heroes and they need our help.

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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.

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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

The Benefits of Surfing for Overcoming PTSD and Other Health Problems

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

The Benefits of Surfing for Overcoming PTSD and Other Health Problems

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

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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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