“There are millions of traumatized people in our country, and the need is bigger than what we can do."
Just as the safety announcements on airplanes urge you to put on your own oxygen mask first, make sure you have the tools to change your negative responses so you can focus on also taking care of your children.
"Why GAO Did This Study? 2003-2009: Field Research on Treating Military Personnel with EMDR 1996-1998: The First EMDR Trainings
There has never been an investigation, ceremonial firings, media outrage, or congressional hearings as to "why" the nation has failed again to meet the mental health needs of the warrior class.
Institutional military medicine is deserving of at least some liability for the steady drum beat of war stress injuries and misconduct stress behaviors.
One of the most dramatic, butt-kicking examples of an effective new treatment tool for posttraumatic stress is a simple protocol called Nightmare Reprocessing, devised by two V.A. psychologists.
Positive psychology may be worthwhile for corporate team building and personal growth, but does it have the mojo to counter the profound despair and disorientation that comes from the horrors of combat?