Big Shout-Out to SFTT’s Crowd-Funders for Getting Eric to Pocatello for “Treatment of Ten”

by Ben Richards "Why isn't everyone getting this?" was the first question he asked me. Eric and I were talking about his experience going through Stand for the Troop's (SFTT) "Treatment of Ten" program.

Eric served our Nation for more than two decades, through multiple combat deployments and like so many ...
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The Holidays

By Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas is the author of Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior’s Battle for Balance and co-author of Bulletproofing the Psyche. As holidays approach, I’m uniquely grateful for the loved ones in my life. I’m also ever-mindful that there’ve been times when I ...
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Bulletproofing

by Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas What if I told you that mental fitness is something you can develop in the same way you build your physical fitness? We hear a lot these days about mental fitness in politics and leadership. When we do, the conversation often focuses on avoiding or ...
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MaryAnn H.A. Dyer & Wookiee

My name is MaryAnn H.A. Dyer, I am a Retired, 100% Disabled, female Army Veteran, with a Military Occupational Skill (MOS) in Intelligence (TSBICI). I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Night Terrors, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Panic Attacks, Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Spine and Severe Migraines. I love the Army ...
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Carolyn May and Wiggles

PTSD is an ugly, devitalizing, and enervating disorder. Sometimes you just want to hide and avoid people completely. It is difficult to do the things you once loved and PTSD symptoms have adverse and detrimental effects on relationships. When one considers what it means to be well, what it means ...
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Mike Arena & Orion

Orion (my service dog) over the years has drastically reduced my symptoms of PTSD. Since Orion... I can have a connection with my family; reintegrating with the lives of my 4 children and soon to be 3 grandchildren from a previous life and now a long-term relationship with my girlfriend ...
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Russ Albrycht and Tink

I enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1998 and have deployed twice as a Combat Medic to Iraq.  For my first deployment, I worked in the EMT (Emergency Room) of a Combat Support Hospital during the busiest phase of the Iraq War and regularly received mortar fire during my ...
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Sheldon Ewers, U.S. Navy Veteran and his Amazing Service Dog Roy

I can say I am alive today because of my Service Dog Roy! In May of 2017 I received a significant mental blow.  On that day while home by myself, I received a letter in the mail explaining to me from an employer, I was broken, I was terminated, they ...
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SFTT Salutes: Lance Corporal Charlton E. Johnson USMC, and his Canine Companion Aliana (Ali)

STAND FOR THE TROOPS (SFTT) is honoring service dogs with our Service Dog Salute Photo Campaign that celebrates the unique relationship between Veterans and their canine companions. SFTT recognizes the significant role these support animals play and wants to show-and-tell this fact to the world. Lance Corporal Charlton E Johnson Weapons Expert ...
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PTSD and Fireworks

Written by: Rebecca McCoy Rebecca McCoy lives in Florida with her husband who has military related PTSD, two children, and extended family. She writes about her experiences as a supportive spouse and shares her unique perspective and wants to help others who are living with PTSD. She shares her story at www.aspousesstoryptsd.com. and on her Facebook page: A ...
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SFTT Service Dog Salute Photo Campaign

‘Some dogs help people see, while others help them forget what they’ve seen!’ Stand for the Troops (SFTT), the David Hackworth legacy foundation, is Saluting Service Dogs with a photo campaign launching on PTSD Awareness Day, June 27th, 2018. Veterans and their families are encouraged to submit candid or portrait ...
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The Endocannabinoid System & PTSD:  Could Hemp Oil Be The Missing Link?

Written by Fatima Cook and Gregg Cook Let us begin with the basics. What Is The Endocannabinoid System? First documented in the 1990s, this system is a relatively new discovery and is an internal (endo-) receptor for cannabidiol, serving as a modulator and communicator between all the other systems in ...
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