PTSD Awareness: Not all wounds are visible

Injustice! Over the last month the perception of injustice has provoked wide-spread expressions of civil unrest in our society that, while not unprecedented, have startled us into a moment of collective self-reflection. As we consider ways that we can improve access to the full potential that our unique American society ...
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“Hey, Dad, were you in a war?”

By Brian Delate Even the God of War is no match for love… --PLATO It’s a late sunny afternoon, when I hear my daughter Tirsa, now in sixth grade, arrive home from school. She runs in, drops her school backpack with a thud and heads upstairs to where my home ...
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Find Some Nature, Turn Off the News, Paint a Picture & Other Suggestions That Can Relieve PTSD Symptoms During COVID-19

"Learning how to be kind to ourselves, learning how to respect ourselves, is important.  The reason it’s important is that, fundamentally, when we look into our own hearts and begin to discover what is confused and what is brilliant, what is bitter and what is sweet, it isn’t just ourselves ...
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Remembering Hack By SFTT Staff

On the 15th anniversary of Colonel David 'Hack' Hackworth's passing we share with you a few articles about the co-founder of STAND FOR THE TROOPS (SFTT). Hack had that 'thing' that legends are made of.  He served his country in an unmatched style for which he was both loved and hated for.  ...
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Stamford Veteran Struggles to Pay Medical Bills After Hit-and-Run

Brian Eirin a 28-year-old US Infantry Veteran and father of three is struggling to pay his medical bills after being involved in a hit-and-run accident on January 10th, 2020. He suffered a fractured neck, fractured skull and brain bleed when a car hit his motorcycle from behind, throwing him headfirst ...
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TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN By Robin Isidro

Sunday, September 29th marked the 18th annual Tunnel To Towers 5K run and walk that retraces the steps of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller, who was on his way home after his shift on Sept. 11, 2001, when he got word of a plane hitting one of the World Trade Center towers ...
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2019 BATTLE OF BROOKLYN RUCK MARCH Freedom Isn’t Free – And Boy, Do I have The Blisters To Prove It

By Patrick Dillon If there’s one thing I can’t stand more than sending very young True Believers like me off to fight an unwinnable war with one arm tied behinds our backs, it’s walking. Why? Because ever since I moved almost 30 years ago uptown to Harlem (where my WWII vet Irish-born father was a fireman ...
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Why This Marine Teaches Yoga

by Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD, MCHES I used to think strength meant presenting an image of strong silence and always looking like I had everything together. I was a Marine, a leader, and could never make a mistake. I became a Marine to serve, and loved being part of the ...
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Spring Cleaning

By Fatima Cook There’s a freshness in the air! The earlier rising and later setting sun clearly marks the time for a refreshing reset. Time to clean out with what's no longer “sparking joy” (in the words of Marie Kondo) and make space to fill with joie de vivre. Aside from ...
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The Impact of Invisibility: Military Veteran Women’s Health

By Kate Hendricks Thomas I still remember being told I should never walk around our base in Iraq alone. Would you believe that it didn’t even seem strange at the time? Today I’m a public health researcher. A big part of what I do is try to figure out how ...
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“Transcendental Meditation made me human again. I came back from the dead. I was resurrected.”

By Corey O'Brien Corey O’Brien is a US Army and Ohio National Guard veteran with a TBI and PTSD who credits his recovery to a Transcendental Meditation program for veterans, enabled through a partnership between the Resurrecting Lives Foundation and David Lynch Foundation. O’Brien is a science teacher at Hamilton Township High School ...
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Army Veteran and Artist Lt Col David Richardson will Auction His Original Artwork to Benefit Fellow Veterans with PTSD

NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 2019 — Vanity Fair celebrity interviewer George Wayne and Award Winning TV Host and Best Selling Author, Rita Cosby will be co-hosting an exhibition and benefit at The Solider and Sailors Club at 283 Lexington Avenue on Thursday, March 14th @ 6PM.

Wayne will be auctioning off ...
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