The Power of My Wound

Healing doesn’t happen all at once. Sexual trauma runs too deep, is much too complex for simple remedies. We have no Star Trek sickbay or magic tricorder to bind up the wounds, erase the battle scars. And would we want to if we could? Would we walk away, pretend it never happened, we were never […]

Combat’s Hidden Toll: 1 in 10 Soldiers Report Mental Health Problems

Soldiers Report PTSD Symptoms and Other Mental Health Problems   By KIM CAROLLO ABCNews Medical Unit June 9, 2010 Even though he’s retired from active military duty, CSM Samuel Rhodes still suffers from deep emotional wounds. “I had to take this afternoon off from work today because of anxiety,” he said. “And sometimes, if I’m […]

When Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Gets Bad

Combat veterans, sexual assault survivors, and other victims of trauma are vulnerable to a condition called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). People with PTSD suffer from a range of symptoms that interfere with their capacities to enjoy normal life. People who suffered suicidal conditions, particularly conditions that were chronic, recurrent, or included one or more attempts, […]