You may not always agree with our country's decisions to send troops to certain parts of the world, but holding the men and women who do the fighting in contempt is not right, no matter how you feel about U.S. foreign policy.
A newly released study has found that healing touch, in combination with guided imagery (HT+GI) provides dramatic clinical reductions in post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, symptoms for military personnel who have been exposed to combat.
Ken Lamb had just completed Airborne "jump" school at Ft. Bragg in 1966 when his commander asked for volunteers for some "experiments" at Ft. Detrick, MD. He remembers that it was the promise of a three-day pass, which would allow him to see his fiancée in New York, that clinched the deal.
The moment 18-year-old Army Pvt. Tim Josephs arrived at Edgewood Arsenal in 1968, he knew there was something different about the place.
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After serving four years as a reconnaissance man and deploying twice to Iraq, Brian Scott Ostrom, now 27, returned home to the U.S. with a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman
In a staggering indictment on the lack of mental health programmes in the US military, the report reveals 1,868 veterans made suicide attempts in 2009 alone.