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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Giselle Sterling and her father, Nelson, both served in the Marines — she in Afghanistan, he in Vietnam. They’re only now beginning to talk to each other about the experience of war, and what it’s done to their long-term pictures of themselves.
Moral Injury: It’s the thing that lingers for many veterans who were a part of something awful in the midst of war, something that they feel violated their own moral or ethical codes.
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 criticism of the disability claims process we’ve heard a lot is that there is no front of the line. A more accurate assessment may be that there seems to be no line at all.
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.
Will increased funding for disability claims processing help to beat the backlog?