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 in Ohio. He is a married father of five, and has two tours in Iraq behind him.
Military service runs in my family. When I say it runs in my ... Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
Wayne will be auctioning off an original piece by artist, author, and retired marine Lt Col David Richardson. The piece ...
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 didn’t have enough social support, and I won’t forget how hard those moments were.
And so I ask myself this time of year, have I reached out to anyone ... Continue Reading →
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 and I love my Country; We take care of each other. The thought ... Continue Reading →
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 second. As one can imagine, I saw and experienced many things that no one should ever have to. All of this led to pronounced anxiety and PTSD that has affected ... Continue Reading →
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 had no position for me.
Fired, rejected, useless, failure as a husband and father. After reading ... Continue Reading →
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 Spouses Story PTSD.
Has anyone noticed that many with #PTSD are having additional symptoms or increased symptoms right now? Now, do ... Continue Reading →
According to a recent Dutch study involving military personnel deployed to Afghanistan, there is evidence to suggest that blood-based miRNAs (Micro RiboNucleic Acids) may serve as “candidate biomarkers for symptoms of PTSD.”
A research group from the Netherlands collected blood samples Dutch soldiers before, as well as 6 months after deployment.
Author of the study, Dr. Laurence de Nijs (Maastricht University), states the following:
“We discovered that these small molecules, called miRNAs, are present in different ... Continue Reading →
Well over a year ago, Dr. Paul Harch, one of the leading experts in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (“HBOT”) published an authoritative report entitled “Hyperbaric oxygen in chronic traumatic brain injury: oxygen, pressure and gene therapy” for the U.S. National Library of Medicine (Medical Gas Research). Continue Reading →
In this report (a lengthy extract is printed below), Dr. Harch argues persuasively over the many benefits of ...