School Library Journal Review of Veteran’s PTSD Memoir

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A recent review from the School Library Journal regarding Civilianized: “Teens who have grown up witnessing America’s involvement in wars and who may know veterans who experienced warfare firsthand will be drawn to this raw, unsentimental memoir. Upon returning home, Anthony-who spent the previous year in Iraq assisting doctors during surgery in a combat support hospital-realizes that he misses the …

Veteran’s Day: Are you the type of person that’s worth dying for?

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Here’s the thing about Veteran’s Day … and what has me so bitter today… There’s an implicit agreement between veterans and civilians: As Veterans our job is to fight and die for our country and countrymen; as civilians, your job to make sure that our country is worth fighting and dying for. And honestly, as of late, when I read …

Thought For The Day – Friedrich Nietzsche on War

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“War and courage have done more great things than charity. Not your sympathy, but your bravery hath hitherto saved the victims.” – Friedrich Nietzsche This is a controversial Nietzsche quote–one of many–but it’s one that I actually agree with. Too often a tragedy strikes and people give their “thoughts and prayers,” to the victims, but typically, it ends there. Sure, …

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How can I help someone with PTSD?

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PTSD does not just affect the person who has it. Rather, the condition can also have a negative impact on his or her family and friends. It’s not easy to live with the symptoms of PTSD, and seeing your loved ones suddenly change their behavior can be utterly terrifying. You fear that they won’t ever come back to normal, even …

Alternative PTSD Treatments

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Contemporary Alternative PTSD Treatments… Aside from the conventional medications and therapy sessions, war veterans suffering from PTSD can also opt to try alternative treatment to calm their mind. Usually, contemporary treatments are used alongside with the conventional medications. A popular example of this one is the use of aromatherapy to reduce the discomfort that a patient feels after surgery. In …

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Seeking Help at the VA for PTSD

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War veterans are the ones who usually develop PTSD. This can occur while they are still working with the military or after. Thankfully, the Department of Veterans Affairs has several programs that can help retired soldiers cope up with PTSD. From diagnosing the common symptoms to intensive treatment, the VA has you covered. Moreover, they also employ numerous mental health …

11 Common PTSD Myths Debunked

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One challenge that victims of PTSD have to face is the judgment of other people due to misinformation. Because of the myths surrounding this medical condition, the relationships of the patient with his or her loved ones are often strained. The prejudice and maltreatment of PTSD patients have been around ever since human beings started to wage wars against each …