October 20, 2014, Huffington Post There's a very uninformed, ongoing stigma that mental illness is some sort of weakness. There's an equally uninformed stigma that if a person can't "deal with" their mental illness on their own, that they're weak. Both of these mindsets reflect a willful lack of education, but they are not what I want to address here. What I want to address is that not only are these stigmas inaccurate, but they couldn't be farther from the truth. People who
August 11, 2014 The apparent suicide death on Monday of Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams sheds light on depression and other mental health disorders. Williams, who was 63, had been battling severe depression. He was pronounced dead at his San Francisco Bay Area home Monday. The preliminary investigation shows the cause of death as asphyxia, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Below is a list contacts to resources and hotlines that provide suicide pr
Can Marijuana Heal A Wounded Warrior? CBS News June 25, 2014 Matt Kahl made it home after two tours in Afghanistan, but was wracked with pain from physical injuries, and on a host of anti-anxiety medication to try and treat his mental anguish. "About ten months after I got back, I attempted suicide," Kahl told CBS News' Barry Petersen. "I was completely hopeless," recalled the veteran, who said he was on about 15 different medications. Until the day he tried marijuana. "Sudde
This is a great guide we wanted to share with you all! It features a lot of great information about common war experiences, reaction to trauma, and information on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) "Many families wrestle with reintegration issues.The purpose of this guide is to help you work through some problems you might encounter." Take a look here. #resourceguide #article #ptsd #awareness #reference
What Would You Do To Save A Soldier? Information taken from Stop Soldier Suicide It will take an army of people to change the course of the epidemic we are facing of Soldier and Veteran suicide. When every hour we lose another person who fought valiantly for our country, many of whom volunteered to serve, it’s incumbent upon us all to fight for them now. PTS is the most common mental-health diagnosis among Veterans, yet fewer than half of those affected seek help. We need you
We found this article mentioning PTSD and a popular alternative treatment among vets known as Emotional Freedom Techniques. Click the image to read the short blurb! #article #awareness #ptsd #reference #resourceguide
Military Battles PTSD with Yoga David Wood 1/15/13 For a decade, troops returning from war with mental and physical trauma have been dosed with cocktails of numbing drugs and corralled into talk-therapy sessions, often with civilian clinicians who have no experience in combat and its aftereffects. But alarmingly high suicide rates among veterans, as well as domestic violence, substance abuse and unemployment, suggested to some military doctors, combat commanders and researche
What's Stopping You? Overcome Barriers to Care (Information taken from the National Center for PTSD) The decision to get care for PTSD symptoms can be difficult. You are not alone if you feel nervous. It is not uncommon for people with mental health conditions like PTSD to want to avoid talking about it. But getting help for your symptoms is the best thing you can do. PTSD treatments can work. Why is it so important to get care for PTSD? There is no need to suffer with PTSD.