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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.

Why Ancient Equipment Led to Nine Servicemember Deaths

Study of Military Suicides Finds No Tie to Deployment

By Dave Philipps
International New York Times

The findings were the latest in a series of studies prompted by a military suicide rate that has nearly doubled since 2005. The largest study to date of a rising suicide rate among military personnel, published Wednesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found no connection between suicide and deployment overseas in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

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.

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

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.

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View