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"I am under a lot of pressure to not diagnose PTSD" - Coming home: The Army's fatal neglect U.S. quietly rushes missiles, drones to Iraq In an ad hoc response to al-Qaida insurgency, U.S. sends military aid at P.M. al-Maliki's request Natasha Lennard Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 06:21 PM CET News Iraq, Al-Qaida, Missiles, Iraq war The Presidential Hack List: Ranking Barack Obama’s favorite columnists
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About the Home Base Program | Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program 2010 Run to Home Base 9K About the Home Base Program The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program serves New England by identifying, motivating, and clinically treating wounded service members and veterans with combat stress and traumatic brain injury and their families. The Home Base Program serves the nation as a model for private-public collaborations as an educational resource about the invisible wounds of war that now effect an estimated 30 percent of those who served or are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. We are also working on the development of new treatments for post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In New England, an estimated 50,000 veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan are affected by TBI and/or combat stress. These invisible wounds of war are complex, individualized and extraordinarily challenging for all those affected.
Brig. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, according to CNN, has “in effect ordered his soldiers Wednesday not to commit suicide” in the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell. Why? After nearly one soldier per week committed suicide at the post between January and mid-March, the Army instituted a suicide prevention program that “seemed to be having good effects” until last week, when two more suicides occurred, he said. Soldiers Ordered Not to Kill Themselves
The doctor begins with an apology because the questions are rudimentary, almost insultingly so. But Robert Warren, fresh off the battlefield in Afghanistan and a surgeon's table, doesn't seem to mind. Yes, he knows how old he is: 20. He knows his Army rank: specialist. He knows that it's Thursday, that it's June, that the year is 1020. Quickly, he corrects the small stumble: "It's 2010." Traumatic brain injury leaves an often-invisible, life-altering wound
Toxic Cocktail: Army Struggles With Mental-Health Care BOSTON (TheStreet) -- On April 6, 2009, 21-year-old Army Specialist Adam Kuligowski took his rifle into a bathroom stall at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and shot himself. His last words were found in a suicide note to his father, Michael Kuligowski: "Sorry to be a disappointment." Just weeks earlier, Adam had visited his dad in Thailand.
t r u t h o u t | Broken Promises: Thousands of Veterans Denied Crucial Care
Despite Army’s Prevention Efforts, Suicides Continue Michael Stravato for The New York Times Amelia and Armando G. Aguilar Sr. at home in Blessing, Tex., with a photo of their son, Specialist Armando G. Aguilar Jr., who killed himself in August. Specialist Armando G.
RAND | News Release | One In Five Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Suffer from PTSD or Major Depression