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What Are the Effects of PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a condition that affects people from all walks of life, not just those in combat. You may have heard of this condition, but you don’t know much about it, and you have questions. Here are some answers about the effects of PTSD including one of the most common ones, “Is depression common with PTSD?”…

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How to Speak with Loved Ones About Your Mental Health Diagnosis

It’s estimated that about half of Americans will experience a mental illness in their lives. This statistic becomes even more worrisome since many people will never get treatment for their condition. Those who do receive a mental health diagnosis often gain a sense of clarity regarding what they’ve gone through. Discussing the issue with loved ones, though, can prove burdensome.

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Redefining Normal After a Mental Health Diagnosis

A mental health diagnosis can change a person’s life. Fortunately, it’s possible to get back to normal. And when it isn’t, it’s possible to redefine “normal.”

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How Much Stress Is Too Much: Knowing When to Seek Help

You’ve likely dealt with a few stressful situations today even before stumbling upon this article. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Around 60% of Americans say they become stressed or worried on a daily basis. Experiencing stressors is a normal part of living, but at what point do these feelings make up too much stress?

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VA Alcohol Program: PTSD, Drugs, and Alcohol – You’re Not Alone

Serving in the Armed Forces is one of the greatest callings an American citizen can answer. Unfortunately, statistics show our veterans continue fighting battles long after their service concludes. Alcoholism is one of the biggest problems facing the men and women who serve, and it often leads to drug abuse or worsens PTSD. This is why a VA alcohol program is available for those who need help. 

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Treatment for Veterans – A Guide to TTC VA Programs

Over the past few years, a renewed focus on healthcare treatment for veterans has improved the services available to the men and women who served our country. Unfortunately, this progress has still left many vets behind. Members of the armed forces face unique stressors, and this often creates problems that last long beyond their discharge. 

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Substance Use Treatment for Veterans

It takes a special person to answer the call to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Unfortunately, this career often thrusts members of the military into difficult situations they may have trouble coping with. This has created an increasing need for substance use treatment for veterans. There’s a crisis occurring with the men and women of our military, and it’s vital that we address it.

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Veterans Addiction Help – Substance Abuse Help & Treatment

The men and women of the Armed Forces serve our country valiantly. Unfortunately, they’re often left to fight their own battles once they return home. We too often see heightened rates of drug abuse, alcoholism, mental health disorders and suicide among vets. Transformations at Mending Fences is here to let former service members know they’re not in this battle alone.

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