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    Veterans with PTSD Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Two recently published studies show that once again veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are getting the short end of the stick.The first report, published last November by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), says the VA has...
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    Department of Defense Changes Policy on Discharges Related to PTSD
    The Department of Defense has finally acknowledged that thousands of Vietnam Veterans were given punitive discharges because they had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).The new policy applies to veterans who received “other than honorable...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses Disfellowshipping - Shunning
    Jehovah's Witnesses are declared extremist by court, ordered it disbanded
    March 4, 2015, the Moscow Times reports that a Russian court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from distributing publications titled "Humanity in Search of God" and "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" These publications...
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    The six types of anxiety disorders
    “Anxiety: An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one'...
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    Dementia Dog
    There are so many service dogs for different kinds of disabilities. And each day, it seems, there is a new task or emotional attribute help from a service dog. So why we are surprised to find Scotland has begun the work of testing service dogs for...
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    American veterans with emotional and physical needs get help from service dogs
    "I don't know if I would be alive today if it were not for my dog, King," said Harvey Leary Tuesday."He means everything to my life and I am grateful for him."Leary, who was visiting Fair Oaks Golf Resort and Country Club...
  • Trafficked individuals face severe physical and mental health problems
    Trafficked individuals face severe physical and mental health problems
    Victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced labor have severe health concerns, say researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom and the International Organization for Migration. The...
  • McClelland Tackles PTSD
    McClelland Tackles PTSD
    “No one says that unresolved trauma can kill you. If anyone did, maybe people would take it more seriously. Serious as cancer.”PTSD is an insidious disease, one that crawls into every crevice of the sufferer’s body and mind,...
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    President Obama signs Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act
    Five days ago, on February 12, 2015, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law during a ceremony at the White House.The new law is named for Clay Hunt, a 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran from...
  • ‘American Sniper’ murder of trial of Eddie Ray Routh opens in Texas
    ‘American Sniper' murder: Trial of Eddie Ray Routh begins in Texas
    Opening statements from the defense and prosecution plus emotional testimony from a distraught widow came forth on Feb. 11 in a Stephenville, Texas, courtroom as the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, 27, charged with the murders of Chris Kyle and...
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    Widow of 'American Sniper' gives tearful testimony
    Widow of former Navy Seal and legendary Sniper Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle was one of the first to testify on Wednesday against Eddie Ray Routh, the man who murdered her husband and another man. Lawyers for Eddie Ray Routh, former Marine Corporal and...
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    Wounded Soldiers Treated as Slackers at 3 Army Bases in Texas
    Last Tuesday, Colonel Chris Toner, who leads the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command, told Congress, that there had been a pattern of "disrespect, harassment and belittlement of soldiers" at Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) at Fort Bliss...
  • Jury Selection Begins in 'American Sniper' Trial
    Jury Selection Begins in 'American Sniper' Trial
    The film "American Sniper" has been shattering box-office records and garnering critical acclaim since the beginning of the year.However, the true-life story of famed marksman, Navy SEAL and Iraq War veteran Chris Kyle has also garnered...
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    Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act Finally Passes in Senate
    ow that Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has retired from the Senate, it looks like there are good days are ahead for American veterans.Yesterday, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act passed in the Senate unanimously...
  • Domestic Violence and Its Effect on Children
    Violence
    I read a fantastic New York Times article about the impact of violence in the home on violence in society: To Stop Violence, Start at Home.It has been shown statistically through a number of studies that individuals raised violently in their homes...