One of the main misconceptions about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is that all returning veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This assumption fails to fully understand the causes of PTSD and further stigmatizes those who serve in the armed forces.
Despite outcry from lawmakers and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs is pushing forward on a controversial plan to move a highly regarded residential post-traumatic stress disorder program from its Waco campus to the VA's Temple campus.
I recently sat down with members of Healthy Men Michigan, an organization partnered with Screening for Mental Health Inc., for a candid tweetchat about veteran suicide. Healthy Men Michigan is a campaign to engage men in a conversation about mental health.
Water is the foundation of life and is essential to our health. Although some organizations use ocean therapy or surf therapy programs to improve our health, we don’t often think of water as being therapeutic for our mental health.