Before Patrick Morrison worked for the International Association of Fire Fighters, he was a firefighter himself. He’s experienced the horrifying and profoundly saddening events that first responders see every day. And like many other firefighters, he turned to alcohol to deal with the accumulating mental trauma.
Superstorm Sandy came ashore nearly three years ago, pummeling the New England and Mid-Atlantic coast and becoming one of the deadliest and costliest storms to ever hit the U.S. This week, the Sandy Child and Family Health Study released two new reports finding that the health impacts of Sandy continue to linger, illustrating the deep mental footprint left by catastrophic disasters and the challenges of long-term recovery.
Firecrackers, bottle rockets and other fireworks are Fourth of July favorites for many Americans. Veterans suffering from PTSD may be dreading the sound that reminds them of combat.
In recent years, we've seen the federal government increase recognition of, and resources for, the mental health conditions that many veterans suffer from -- but it hasn't been enough.
J. Freedom du Lac reports in the [...]
This Memorial Day, I haven't just been thinking of those [...]
While Veterans Day is an opportunity to [...]