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Court program helps veterans battle through dark times

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There is a growing number of court programs that oversee criminal cases involving military veterans who were arrested at least partly because of an addiction or mental illness. Continue reading

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Medal of Honor shines spotlight on PTSD (Editorial)

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Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a former Fort Carson soldier, was rightly awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday for his “conspicuous gallantry” during a 2009 battle in Afghanistan. But Carter also deserves a nation’s thanks for bringing attention to … Continue reading

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Back Home: Army sergeant joins ‘healing side of the fight’

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Army Sgt. Sean Simmons lost four soldiers from his Green Beret unit during operations in Afghanistan and saw another 20 suffer injuries such as head traumas, loss of limbs and wounds so debilitating that they were sent home. When Simmons … Continue reading

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PTSD: a thorny issue as veterans look for work

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Mike Liguori returned home after two tours of duty in Iraq with the Marines and slipped into a depression that, at its depths, left him contemplating suicide. But the San Carlos native emerged from the darkness of post-traumatic stress disorder … Continue reading

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Pa. veteran hit bottom, but God, family and music are pulling him up

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Matt Plever’s troubles led him to veterans court. Today, he says he’s living his life guided by God, looking forward. The road he’s traveled — from facing jail time to embarking on a budding country music career — has “refined him,” his wife said. Continue reading

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‘I’m a monster': Veterans ‘alone’ in their guilt

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Clinicians suspect some troops are suffering from what they call “moral injuries” — wounds from having done something, or failed to stop something, that violates their moral code. Continue reading

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Push for National Guard PTSD treatment advances in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma must bridge a gap in mental and physical trauma treatment for its 10,000 National Guard members, a state senator told a Senate panel Wednesday. Continue reading

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Top reporting on mental trauma and the U.S. military

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ProPublica compiled some of the best journalism on the mental traumas faced by a generation of service men and women, and the U.S. military’s struggle to treat them. Continue reading

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Oregon bill would allow medical marijuana for PTSD

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When the Oregon Legislature convenes next week, a Senate committee will hear public testimony on a proposal to allow people with post-traumatic stress disorder to get medical marijuana cards Continue reading

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Colorado veteran: Yoga for Vets can ‘help find a sense of calm’

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Clay, a University of Colorado senior and Army veteran, joined a Yoga for Vets class to help him cope with stress. “The most enlightening thing I’ve discovered,” he said, “is that the only thing we can control in our lives is our breath.” Continue reading

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