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Her husband was different when he came home from his deployment. Jenna married the love of her life, Isaac, in the United States Navy. He returned home from Afghanistan a changed man. Jenna started feeling stressed out herself.
Army veteran Victor Hurtado has had a very successful career as a musician, producer, and talent coach, but suffered from emotional challenges living with PTSD. It wasn’t until he met Holly that he began to find hope for greater happiness in his life.
Veterans taking part in Warrior Care Network receive a year’s worth of mental health care during a 2-3 week intensive outpatient program (IOP) using evidenced-based treatments and alternative therapies.
William "Bill" Jones joined the United States Army in response to the attacks on 9/11. After several deployments anger, anxiety, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were taking over and he retired from active duty.
Yoga is a physical practice, but equally a mental practice. The possibilities that can arise from any yoga practice are infinite. Yoga can help you learn ways to calm yourself down. It can release discomforts that you may have been resigned yourself to always having to endure. It can instigate a willingness and openness to try new things, or to access parts of yourself you thought were forever locked.
Do yoga and meditation really help people with PTSD? I’ve tried each a few times and I cannot focus or keep my thoughts clear. How can these possibly help? And how do I know if I am doing these practices right? Dr. Klassen answers your questions about mental health treatment.
It is a paradox that the harder we try not to think about something, the more we think about it. Memories and emotions related to trauma can only be suppressed for so long. It's like holding a beach ball under water. It's hard. You can do it until you can no longer do it. Trauma therapy, as offered during the Road Home Program, helps veterans and service members with PTSD bring their stories of trauma to the surface in a safe and controlled way and from there move toward healing.