Former Marine Richard Gilbert is learning to live every day with the effects of traumatic brain injury. Going back to college and moving in with his girlfriend have presented particular challenges.
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Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” features a character traumatized by war and described in terms modern psychiatrists recognize all too well.
Meg Mitcham helps colleges and universities learn how to best serve the new generation of veterans in their classrooms. In this interview, she recalls her own rocky trip through college that began just days after she returned from Iraq.
The former Marine’s therapist gave him an assignment: Think back to the first traumatic event of the war and write about it. Now he’s published a book of short stories.
The bombings at the Boston Marathon and the extensive manhunt that followed temporarily transformed the city of Boston into what some in the media called “a war zone.” Now we’re reaching out to those who’ve actually served in a war zone to hear your reaction.
One thing Zack Geneseo wants people to know is that not all veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are crippled by their experience abroad.
Does the media focus too much on veterans with PTSD on not enough on those who are thriving? Here’s insight from three people bold enough to ask our reporter that question.
Many Vietnam veterans experience a recurrence of PTSD symptoms in retirement, but does retirement adequately explain the trend?
For service members returning home from combat, PTSD diagnoses are commonplace and extensive. But one VA psychologist argues that the complications of PTSD compound to create a ‘moral injury’ — one that requires a community, not a clinic, in order to heal.
Veterans with other-than-honorable discharges who are not locked up are still in a sort of prison: They do not always qualify for Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation.