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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Below are resources and stories related to PTSD

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   Connecting Point: PTSD & First Responders

Law enforcement officers and first responders can have special concerns when dealing with military veterans suffering from PTSD, and a…(more)

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   The things they carried: War photographer marks last steps of vets at home

After decades of war reporting, photojournalist David Guttenfelder came home and realized that he had only covered one side of…(more)

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   Sebastian Junger on PTSD: ‘It’s coming home that’s actually the trauma’

We might think we have a basic understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD: Soldiers in battle see things they’d…(more)

MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA

   Connecting Point: Military Sexual Trauma (Part 2)

Military sexual trauma, or MST, is the term used by the VA to refer to experiences of sexual assault or…(more)

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   A Veterans Coming Home Connecting Point Special

This Connecting Point special features stories from WGBY’s Veterans Coming Home series, focusing on supporting veterans in their successful transition…(more)

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   Connecting Point: PTSD

Veterans Affairs Patient Service Coordinator & veteran Leigh Paz and US Army Iraq War veteran Andrew Bellizzi discuss their own…(more)

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   StoryCorps – Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui…(more)

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   VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System provides primary, specialty, and mental health care, including psychiatric, substance abuse and PTSD services,…(more)

VETERANS WITH PTSD

   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Bryan Doe, outreach representative for the Springfield Veterans Center, talks about his struggles with PTSD after his 8 years of…(more)

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   Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits…(more)