ptsd http://wamc.org en Run At Fenway Park Will Benefit Post 9/11 Veterans And Families http://wamc.org/post/run-fenway-park-will-benefit-post-911-veterans-and-families <p></p><p></p><p>Money raised from a run this weekend in Boston will benefit an organization that cares for post-9/11 veterans and their families. The fifth annual <a href="http://www.runtohomebase.org/" target="_blank">Run to Home Base </a>takes place this Saturday in Boston. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 95104 at http://wamc.org Run At Fenway Park Will Benefit Post 9/11 Veterans And Families Dr. Norah Feeny, Case Western Reserve University - PTSD Resilience http://wamc.org/post/dr-norah-feeny-case-western-reserve-university-ptsd-resilience <p>Exposure to trauma doesn't necessarily dictate PTSD for the victim.</p><p>Dr. Norah Feeny, professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University, is studying post-traumatic stress disorder to expand on our understanding of the affliction and potentially debunk some related myths.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90304 at http://wamc.org Dr. Norah Feeny, Case Western Reserve University - PTSD Resilience Hagel Promises To Look Into Vets' PTSD Lawsuit http://wamc.org/post/hagel-promises-look-vets-ptsd-lawsuit <p><a href="http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=365" target="_blank">Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel</a> says he is personally looking into the lawsuit filed earlier this week by Vietnam veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received less than honorable discharges from the military.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:40:11 +0000 Jim Levulis 85197 at http://wamc.org Hagel Promises To Look Into Vets' PTSD Lawsuit Vietnam Veterans Sue Military Over PTSD http://wamc.org/post/vietnam-veterans-sue-military-over-ptsd <p>A federal lawsuit accuses the U.S. military of failing to upgrade the discharges of Vietnam veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder and seeks relief for them.</p><p>The lawsuit was filed Monday in Connecticut by five Vietnam veterans and three veterans organizations. The veterans say they suffered PTSD before it was recognized and were discharged under other-than-honorable conditions that made them ineligible for benefits.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:24:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85044 at http://wamc.org Vietnam Veterans Sue Military Over PTSD “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 http://wamc.org/post/theater-war-vassar-college-113 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><a href="http://www.outsidethewirellc.com/projects/theater-of-war/overview" style="line-height: 1.5;">Theater of War</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" is a public health project, having produced hundreds of dramatic readings of Greek tragedies for mixed civilian and military audiences to start a conversation about the return of soldiers to civilian life.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.vassar.edu">Vassar College</a> in Poughkeepsie, NY is hosting "Theater of War" for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' "Ajax" on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00p in the Vassar Chapel in association with the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies.</p><p>Bryan Doerries is the Founder and Artistic Director of “Theater of War” and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76648 at http://wamc.org “Theater of War” at Vassar College on 11/3 "Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic" by Mark L. Donald http://wamc.org/post/battle-ready-memoir-seal-warrior-medic-mark-l-donald <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As a SEAL and combat medic, Mark Donald served his country with valorous distinction for almost twenty-five years and survived some of the most dangerous combat actions imaginable.</p><p>His new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312600755/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0312600755&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0312600755" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, immerses the reader in the unique life of the elite warrior-medic and describes his triumph over Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that threatened to destroy him and his family.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61696 at http://wamc.org "Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic" by Mark L. Donald Listener Essay - Thank You For Your Service http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-thank-you-your-service <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dan New is a combat Vietnam Veteran and an artist who loves to write and photograph as expression of his life.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:55:00 +0000 60931 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Chris Gibson - Part 1 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-chris-gibson-part-1-12 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Suicide, especially among veterans, is an emerging crisis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the </span>19<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that suicide can tear families apart.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 59760 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1285 - Robert Crais http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1285-robert-crais <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels and was the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.</p><p>His latest novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399161481/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0399161481&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Suspect</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0399161481" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, tells the story of Scott and Maggie - an LAPD K9 team nobody trusts--damaged goods who are wounded, scared, and suspect. Who work together to solve a murder and regain trust.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59105 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1285 - Robert Crais The Big Read's Psychology and Impact of War Keynote Panel Discussion http://wamc.org/post/big-reads-psychology-and-impact-war-keynote-panel-discussion <p><a href="http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/bigread.php">&nbsp; The Big Read</a> is a month-long series of programs that brings together an entire community to read and discuss a single book. This November, The Big Read comes to Albany with the book <em>The Things They Carried</em> by Tim O'Brien and includes an assortment of book discussions, films, performances, and exhibitions.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51722 at http://wamc.org