PTSD Combat

Iraq Vet in Pennsylvania Murders......

Originally posted, 2009-04-19 07:40:19 -0500, bumped by carol. Checking out recent comments, I realized that this commentary had been overlooked. Thanks to Dadanation for his comment. I'm going to add a comment from an email that came to me today. A crucial vote on Health Care comes up today in the Senate, to do  with the rules.

Was Radically Changed by War and PTSD

 

PTSD sufferers can't always leave the war behind.

 

Sergeant Nicholas Horner and his Wife Tragedy and war-inspired Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can meet like a head on crash when the nation's care providers at the Veterans Administration, notorious for lies and deceit, deny our combat veterans the care they need.

 

This story of deadly, senseless shootings in Altoona, Pennsylvania April 6th is possibly the most tragic story I have ever reported, and if it isn't, it is among the very worst.

 

Military offers many options for those in social work {Use as an Open Thread}

Ilona Meagers Book is mentioned and being used!!
 

For Chelsea Tanous, a sophomore social work major and member of the Army ROTC, Young's speech exemplified what she would like to do in the future.

"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.

"PTSD Spells MIA" by Wes and Victoria

Raising Awareness Through Music

A new song just released by American folk artists Wes and Victoria hopes to raise awareness of and increase action around the issue of combat PTSD in our returning veterans. As Victoria gently plays her harmonica, Wes strums a guitar and sings:

Is This Ilona's School?

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!

18 reported shot after gunman opens fire at Chicago university

"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.