Tag Archives: veterans health

Episode #2 | Applying for Government Jobs, VA’s Clothing Allowance & More

We at theSITREP apologize for this episode being delayed. A member of our team had emergency leave for a family issue and it greatly delayed our ability to get this to you at the planned time. We will continue doing our best to bring you valuable content, on-time, regarding the benefits that you or a… Read More »

Julie Graham, Director, Vet Center, Elkton, MD – Vet center series (1 of 4)

Vet Centers are making a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families. They are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of counseling, outreach and referral services to eligible Veterans, active duty service members and their families. Vet Center staff guide men and women through challenges that often occur after individuals return… Read More »

PTSD and the Misdiagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

The main connection between PTSD and bipolar disorder is the misdiagnosis and, consequently, improper treatment of both. Learn from Neuropsychiatrist William A. Van Horn, MD the difference between, the symptoms of each, and how improper treatment can make them worse. On average, over 20 U.S. military veterans and servicemembers are committing suicide every day and… Read More »

A war veteran's story of survivor's guilt — and redemption

Over two decades of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, much research has explored the psychological toll suffered by the men and women who serve. A phenomenon that is perhaps less well understood is survivor’s guilt. Adam Linehan was an Army medic in both wars and is now a journalist who recently wrote about the agony… Read More »

Introduction to the PTSD Coach app

PTSD Coach is a free and publicly available mobile app for people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those interested in learning more about PTSD. It was created by a team at the National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs. This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment… Read More »

VA treatment helped save Angie from a life of addiction.

Angie was sexually assaulted while serving in the Army, and for 10 years used alcohol and drugs to cope with the resulting post-traumatic stress disorder. She sought help from VA and was in treatment within a week. She’s been in recovery for five years and has since married. Explore VA benefits and apply today at… Read More »