Tag Archives: Mental Health

Ken Wachsberger :
My friend Davey Brinn

The first time I remember his face it had a smile directed toward me and I smiled back. From then on, when we saw each other we smiled. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2014 My … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
My friend Davey Brinn

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METRO | GI coffeehouse, Iraq vets respond to latest Fort Hood tragedy

By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2014 KILLEEN — When Spec. Ivan A. Lopez opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood on April 2, he killed four people and wounded 16 more. He was one … finish reading METRO | GI coffeehouse, Iraq vets respond to latest Fort Hood tragedy

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : The Rockets’ Royce White Is Rebel with a Cause

The Houston Rockets’ Royce White. Image from Hoopspeak.com. Mental health revolutionary:The Houston Rockets’ Royce White White has become a crusader for change, calling out the NBA for disregarding mental illness and treating him like ‘a commodity.’ By Dave Zirin | … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : The Rockets’ Royce White Is Rebel with a Cause

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Eric Newhouse : Half of Returning Warriors are Wounded

Photo by RunItsTheFuz / Flickr / Truthout.Half of vets returning from Iraq andAfghanistan need medical attention By Eric Newhouse / Truthout / November 16, 2011 More than half of America’s former warriors are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with … finish reading Eric Newhouse : Half of Returning Warriors are Wounded

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Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

Under the Hood Café near Ft. Hood in Killeen Texas is a place where active duty GIs and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan can discuss the debilitating effects of war. Photo from Under the Hood / Flickr.Texas’ Fort Hood sets … finish reading Jim Turpin : Military Suicides, PTSD at All-Time High

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Dahr Jamail : Eric Jasinski, the Army, and PTSD

Eric Jasinski at benefit for Under the Hood Cafe, May 24, 2010. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Ft. Hood’s Eric Jasinski:PTSD soldier punished by army Jasinski’s case is representative of a growing number of soldiers returning from the … finish reading Dahr Jamail : Eric Jasinski, the Army, and PTSD

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PTSD and the Military : Soldiers Go AWOL to Get Help

Photo illustration by Jennifer Clampet / USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs.Military health care inadequate:GI’s go AWOL for PTSD treatmentBy Dahr Jamail / December 13, 2009 MARFA, Texas — With a military health care system over-stretched by two ongoing wars in Afghanistan … finish reading PTSD and the Military : Soldiers Go AWOL to Get Help

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Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

Mental health and the suicide rate:Sending soldiers into harm’s way By Michael Anthony / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2009 President Obama recently stated that sending more troops into harm’s way in Afghanistan is a solemn decision — one … finish reading Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

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Special Delivery : Ft. Hood GI Gives Letter to Obama

Pfc. Michael Kern. Photo from Cynthia Thomas / Under the Hood Cafe.Stopping by the barracks:GI Michael Kern hands Obama IVAW letter What happened at Fort Hood has made it abundantly clear that the military mental health system, and our soldiers, … finish reading Special Delivery : Ft. Hood GI Gives Letter to Obama

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Another Good Reason to Ban War: Troops’ Children Suffer

Mental Health Problems Growing for Troops’ KidsJuly 7, 2009 Children of U.S. military troops sought outpatient mental health care 2 million times last year, double the number at the start of the Iraq war, and there was also an alarming … finish reading Another Good Reason to Ban War: Troops’ Children Suffer

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Texas : Mental Health Care a Disgrace

Farhat Chishty, right, spends time with her mentally retarded son Haseeb Chishty at Denton State School in Denton, Texas, Jan. 16, 2008. In 2002 Haseeb nearly died after a beating by a care worker and is now confined to a … finish reading Texas : Mental Health Care a Disgrace

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Is Surfing the Internet Altering your Brain?

A functional MRI brain scan shows how searching the Internet dramatically engages brain neural networks (in red). The image on the left displays brain activity while reading a book; the image on the right displays activity while engaging in an … finish reading Is Surfing the Internet Altering your Brain?

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