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A Game Changer: Rivers of Recovery

Rivers of Recovery offers fishing trips in communities across the country. Guided by veterans, or supporters, the fishing trips make a huge impact on the lives of everyone who participates. Regardless of physical or emotional challenges, Rivers of Recovery accommodates everyone.  A community builds as the hours, days, and weekends go by. Men and women…

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Counselor Writes: Many Veterans Recover From PTSD

A note written by Michael Stoltz, executive director of the nonprofit groups Mental Health Association in Suffolk and the Suffolk County United Veterans, pushes back at the incorrect assumption that no one learns to cope and live with PTSD.  He writes in Newsday:      “There have been far too many losses of our soldiers by…

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Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury to PTSD

From Stars and Stripes: “Traumatic brain injuries during deployments appear to increase the risk of troops experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home, according to Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored research published Wednesday. In some cases, a servicemembers’ chance of acquiring PTSD was doubled by serious head or brain injuries suffered while deployed, the study in…

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WarRetreat’s “Great Big Book of Everything” Giving Edition

Are you looking for a fantastic way to thank a Veteran, but don’t really know how?  Many people stop at saying they “Thanked a Vet.”  However, here at WarRetreat…we work with and have relationships with several non-profit organizations that support veterans with anything from yoga and meditation to adaptive sports…and just about everything in between.…

What would you do if the man you loved, the man you wanted to grow old with, the man who made you laugh, who made you smile, who made you feel special…changed?  By change I mean, “very empty, angry, depressed, explosive, and rather unpredictable.”

My Insane Life as a Marine Wife

My Insane Life as a Marine Wife: A Conversation with the Founder of an Online Support Network What would you do if the man you loved, the man you wanted to grow old with, the man who made you laugh, who made you smile, who made you feel special…changed?  By change I mean, “very empty,…

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Study: Mental Health Gains for Veterans Assisted By Nature

Press Release: Sierra Club, University of Michigan Study of Veterans finds link between outdoor activities and improved mental health Thursday, July 25, 2013 Contact: Rebecca Silver, 646-461-9831, Rebecca.Silver@Sierraclub.org SAN FRANCISCO – According to the results of a new study from the University of Michigan, commissioned by the Sierra Club, veterans participating in outdoor group recreation reported…

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Expedition Balance: It isn’t a building

“Mission: We are committed to helping combat veterans who return home with emotional trauma regain their lives. It starts with a week in the woods and ends with veterans reconnected to their families, friends and futures.” From Carl Salazar, USN Veteran, Founder & Director of Expedition Balance Completely exhausted after another experience at Camp For All with some…

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Loaded words: Is contagious the right word for PTSD?

It’s no secret that the effects of PTSD are felt among family and friends. The agitation, hyper-awareness, lows and highs are taken in by everyone around the person with PTSD. “Kateri’s eight-year-old son now also counts the exits in new spaces he enters, points them out to his loved ones, keeps a mental map of…