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“Downward dog” has upside for veterans coping with PTSD

The Homes for Heroes blog has devoted a significant amount of words on the topic of PTSD, in particular the different means whereby we can effectively treat it. Of course, the major way PTSD is  treated is through a combination of medication … Continue reading

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PTSD Can Plague Man’s Best Friend As Well

The posts on the Homes for Heroes blog this week have unintentionally followed a pattern: the trials and tribulations that many soldiers face upon returning home, particularly in regard to the crippling effects of PTSD. In deciding to stick with … Continue reading

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A mentor and a mocha can go a long way in helping a struggling veteran

The difficult circumstances a soldier often faces upon returning home cannot be overstated. As noted in yesterday’s post, a large number of troops returning stateside suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Thus, there is a great need for services that help … Continue reading

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Could a “vaccination” help fight PTSD?

The number of US soldiers that return from war suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is troublingly high: 17% of US troops that served in Iraq and 11% that served in Afghanistan experience PTSD. In light of this epidemic, a team … Continue reading

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The Few. The Proud. The Broken.

Homes for Heroes found an interesting article to share: Last year, a record number of active-duty marines—fifty-two—killed themselves. Many were shat tered by the war and what they’d seen, prisoners of a macho culture that too of ten ridicules PTSD. … Continue reading

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