"I've never talked to someone who's done social work in the military," said Tanous. "It's something I've only read about in books. This is what I could do potentially so it was great to hear it firsthand."
Martha Ortmann, professor of sociology at UNH, has made the social work issues of the military the forefront of her classes. She used "Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America's Returning Troops" by Ilona Meagher to illustrate the need for social workers in and around the military. According to Ortmann, the need is stronger than ever.
Ilona Meagher, of PTSD Combat: Winning the War Within, shares with us, from her Blogspot, the writings of another blogger, a Combat Veteran, Scott Lee, a Gulf War I Veteran , who writes about his experiances with PTS and returning to civilian life after the military and combat experiances and more.
These are a couple of recent posts from Ilona. The first looks to be a Very Interesting Online Tool to use for information and citizen research and much more, I'll let her explain:
Teen PTSD researcher Ilana Rice
Why do I get the feeling you two are destined to meet? And by all means don't change your first names!
This is short, but doesn't Ilona go to NIU?
It happened a few hours ago and has been breaking since, some 18 have been injured, not sure about any deaths!
"It has been confirmed that there has been a shooting on campus and several people have been taken away by ambulance," Northern Illinois University said on its website.
Adding a little more to Jim's great post. C-Span finally ran the hearing late last night and again early this morning. The video of the hearing as available for a streaming video for a few days here. Also, McClatchy's Chris Adams covered yesterday's hearing and links to the great article he wrote in February 2007, prior to the recent report from CBS news, covering the Bowman's and Veterans Administration's shortcomings in helping soldiers with PTSD.
This is a Quick posting as I just Uploaded the Video's and am running around getting ready for work.
Congress Vows Action On Vets' Suicides
Shout It Out
On December 12, 2007, there's a hearing on Stopping Suicide and Ending Homelessness: Mental Health Challenges Within the Department of Veterans Affairs by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee,