combat stress

There is a reason why Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" song is so popular. The weekend is a time to relax. It's a mini-vacation from work. Some people choose to read a book or go to the park while others take small road trips and have movie marathons. Even though there are only two days, you can still relax in several different ways.
If you're in the middle of a busy workday or if you have young, demanding toddlers around, you might find it impossible to carve out even 30 minutes to meditate or do yoga. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.
Dr. Pamela Peeke and Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum join HuffPost Live to explain how "calm is the new strong."
On June 5, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of murder in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers, mostly children, in March last year. In no way do I condone his heinous act, but in my opinion, when Bales' foot was blown off, his Army career should have been over.
Without minimizing the horrific trauma of veterans of war, I believe that trauma in subtler forms can still devastate the human psyche.
The vast majority of these are worthy and noble endeavors, showing veterans their service is appreciated. And yet, far too many veterans struggle with the transition to civilian life. With all these organizations offering help, how can this be?
It is worth noting that the tremendous human costs of the war in Iraq would have been much greater, were it not for breakthroughs in combat medicine deployed for the first time on a broad scale in Iraq.