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Addiction and Alcoholism in Vietnam War Veterans

Serving in the Armed Forces is a stressful life. Unfortunately, this increases the risk of substance abuse disorder among both current and former service members. The rates of alcoholism and drug addiction in Vietnam War veterans, though, show an even bigger problem. Soldiers who served [...]

By |2022-05-24T13:28:41+00:00May 24th, 2022|Military|0 Comments

First Responder Trauma: Helping Heroes With Behavioral Health

It takes a special type of person to devote themselves to helping others. Spending hours answering emergency calls can be stressful, but that’s exactly what first responders do all day and night. Unfortunately, this often takes a toll. Serious behavioral health issues can arise linked [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:59:17+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

5 Tips for First Responder Spouses To Help the Hero They Love

First responders are among the most respected public servants in the world. Considering how hard they work to safeguard others, this isn’t a major surprise. Unfortunately, their hard work often comes with challenges they take home. Their loved ones are in a unique position to [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:51:43+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

3 Serious Problems Facing First Responders — And a Solution

Television often shows the heroic actions of emergency personnel. While these are fictionalized accounts, they give an idea of just how hard such a job can be. Unfortunately, they rarely present the full story. This is why so many people don’t know about first responder [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:51:55+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

How Do First Responders Deal With Trauma?

Every day in the life of emergency personnel is a stressful one. They encounter tragedies most of us are lucky enough to avoid, and even on a “slow” day, the stress of not knowing what comes next is daunting. This is why it’s so important [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:52:15+00:00March 28th, 2022|First Responders|0 Comments

EMDR for Military Service Members

Joining the military is a noble decision, but it doesn’t come without repercussions. While these individuals may gain feelings of pride and valor from serving their country, they frequently also bring home significant burdens. When facing addiction or mental health issues, getting back to normal [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:10:23+00:00January 19th, 2022|Mental Health|0 Comments

EMDR: Effective Treatment for Veterans with PTSD

Upwards of 20% of veterans returning from the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This condition has a long history among service members, so it’s important to have effective treatments available. EMDR for PTSD treatment offers hope for veterans, [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:10:33+00:00January 19th, 2022|Mental Health|0 Comments

A Guide to Treating Veterans With EMDR Therapy

When service members return home from active duty, they frequently bring their battles home with them. These often present as substance abuse or mental health disorders. Fortunately, help is available. In fact, treating veterans with EMDR therapy has proven extremely effective in combating these issues. [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:10:41+00:00January 19th, 2022|Military|0 Comments