Tag Archives: veterans health

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 »

Donald Trump "Corrects" Veteran with PTSD on Veteran Suicide

Rachel Fredericks, a specialist in aviation operations who lost two friends to suicide, asked the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, how he would stop 20 veterans a day from committing suicide. This is the latest statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump, before giving his answer, “corrected” the vet by saying “actually it’s 22.” This… Read More »

Helping Veterans Heal Through Therapy | Freethink Stand Together

Veterans returning home with PTSD often face many of the same stigmas around getting help that civilians face and aren’t always able to access the care they need to recover. But Headstrong, a nonprofit founded by veterans to help other veterans believes that trauma is treatable. They provide veterans with free access to quality therapists… Read More »

Veterans and PTSD: Challenging the Misconceptions

There are many misconceptions about Veterans and PTSD. Understanding what we really know can help Veterans connect with the services they need to live a better life. Clinical Research Psychologist, Dr. Suzanne McGarity from the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention describes what research shows about Veterans and PTSD. Learn more a the National Center… Read More »