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According to a VA report in 2012, 22 Veterans, Active-Duty Troops, Guard, and Reserve members succumb to suicide every day. Another study by the VA, updated in 2017, indicates that the risk for suicide is 22 percent higher among Veterans compared with U.S. civilian adults. According to the VA National Suicide Data Report for 2005 to 2016,  published in September of 2018, younger Veterans have the highest rate of suicide among Veterans, but older (55+)…

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Veterans Find Healing Through Yoga And Meditation

Veterans Find Healing Through Yoga and Meditation

Recently an article was released from Boston University News Service about a Vietnam veteran, Richard Jackson, who reported that practicing yoga has helped him both physically and mentally. Jackson suffers from PTSD. His combat tour in Vietnam in 1967 has made it difficult for him to sleep on his back.  Regularly practicing yoga has helped him to relax and breathe through his anxiety. Read the article here. At Meghan’s Foundation, we have seen first-hand the…

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Radio Interview With The Veterans Voice

Radio Interview with the Veterans Voice

On January 21st, 2017, Jeff Hoerger and Thom Shortt had the opportunity to talk about Meghan’s Foundation and the benefits of yoga and meditation for veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). There's lots of really great information available on this show so enjoy listening! VETERANS' VOICE is a radio show and Podcast on 1180 AM WFYL that welcomes veterans and other civic-minded patriots with a variety of guests who share memories, experiences, inspiring stories and…

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Flood of PTSD cases coming, Scientists warn!!

The Pentagon and Veterans Administration are not ready for a potential flood of war-related post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] cases among troops and veterans, particluarly from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, a panel of leading scientists report in a study released recently. "We are are at the cusp of a wave of PTSD," says Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University who chaired the committee of 16 experts for the Institute of Medicine,…

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Check out this article from lehighvalleylive.com!

  By Lynn Olanoff | The Express-Times  Hellertown resident Liz Thompson says she had a tough transition following a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq in 2005. A friend suggested she consider taking up yoga to help with her anxiety. It wasn’t a welcome suggestion. “I used a four-letter word and said, 'I’m a Marine and I’m not doing yoga,’” she said. “I went in kicking and screaming.” That was 2007. Now Thompson swears by…

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The PTSD Quandray

It’s often said the best way to solve a problem is to first admit that you have a problem. However, for many young veterans returning from combat areas, admitting that they are having problems readjusting to civilian life is difficult. They have been taught to be strong and to “suck it up.” That there is no place for weakness in the military. Difficulty admitting to having flashbacks, or to countless sleepless nights, or to constantly…

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Veterans Statistics: PTSD, Depression, TBI and Suicide

Veterans statistics: PTSD, Depression, TBI, Suicide. The following veterans statistics are from a major study done by the RAND Corporation, a study by the Congressional Research Service, the Veterans Administration, and the US Surgeon General. PTSD statistics are a moving target that is fuzzy: do you look only at PTSD diagnosed within one year of return from battle? Do you only count PTSD that limits a soldier’s ability to go back into battle or remain…

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Allen McQuarrie, PRO-ACT Committee, Bucks County, PA. states it succinctly!!

An associate of mine, Allen McQuarrie, who works with the PRO-ACT/Pennsylvania Recovery Act-Bucks County Council on Alcohol and Drugs, writes aptly on the subject of US veteran; the challenges of getting benefits for them, and getting assistance to them. Allen is a very good writer so I am just posting his comments below without any editing aor addition. "Having met veteran after  veteran returning to civilian life, I find they fall into two major categories: …

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The Decompression Dilemma

  • August 23, 2013
  • PTSD

In our efforts to reach out to the veteran community we run into challanges actually getting veterans to admit to having readjustment problems/issues. The following article describes some of those problems/issues. The Decompression Dilemma Project:  Help veterans through the trials of homecoming.  There is an immediate need of support from the civilian sector.  Military training does a thorough job of compressing civilians into soldiers.  We do not do as good a job of decompression of soldiers…

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