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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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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

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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

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

Veterans’ Administration Performance Measures Gone Haywire: A City Manager’s Take on the VA Scandal

By Gary Rawlings

How does the VA scandal tie into the tools we need to measure quality in government or how new techniques can transform government at the local level? None of the tools or techniques for improvement means anything without human integrity. Somehow, the organizational culture at the VA went haywire, and bonuses became more important than the delivery of service.

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

by John D. Moore, LCPC, CADC, Professor of Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at American Public University
SAD is a recognized mental health condition by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association.  Many clinicians are familiar with the signs and symptoms of SAD and can help patients cope with and work through this seasonal pattern of depression.

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

June Brings Focus to PTSD

by Craig Gilman Faculty member at American Military University June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Recent focus has centered on our deserving veteran population due to the increasing number of veterans returning from often harrowing experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. However, traumatic events, such as natural disasters, serious accidents, terrorist attacks, assault and childhood abuse and neglect can lead to PTSD in anyone in our own communities here at home.

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success