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Peer Support Program helps veterans combat PTSD

Peer Support Program helps veterans combat PTSD | PTSD Helping the healing process | Scoop.it
The School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System have designed a pilot program in which military veterans are trained to help peers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Crystel Galindo's curator insight, December 7, 2015 10:29 PM

This article speaks on the story of a particular veteran who actually was able to break through his PTSD with help of other veterans for example his father.

Sümerya Özkan's curator insight, February 27, 2016 1:09 PM

This article speaks on the story of a particular veteran who actually was able to break through his PTSD with help of other veterans for example his father.

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the demons of war are persistent | AW Schade

the demons of war are persistent | AW Schade | PTSD Helping the healing process | Scoop.it
“The Demons of War are Persistent” A Personal Story of Prolonged PTSD  —A.W. Schade, USMC 1965/69       Forty years have passed since my deployment as a combat Marine to Vietnam. However, only several years since I acknowledged my inability to continue suppressing the demons alone. Like many veterans, the “Demons” have haunted me through nightmares, altered personas and hidden fears...      Even as many veterans manage the demons’ onslaught successfully, millions survive in destitution, needless solitude and social disconnection. Scores consider themselves cowards, should they concede to the demons’ hold. Countless live in denial and loneliness, protecting their warrior’s pride. The most vulnerable— tormented by guilt and feeling forever alone — too often choose to “end” their lives.  __________________ As friends and family gather to celebrate another joyful holiday, I am often melancholy, reminded by vivid memories of lost friendships and battlefield carnage that erratically seeps
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Please share my story with Veterans and Families to help break the stigma of PTSD, and seek assistance before living a lifetime of torment, or succumb to the ultimate disaster - suicide!

 

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Veterans receive hero's welcome after honor flight

Several veterans were greeted by community members at the Dayton International Airport.
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