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Taking Control of Your Triggers

During the past couple of weeks, I’ve talked with several vets about dealing with their triggers and the flashbacks and panic attacks that accompany them. It is a frightening experience that stays with the person long after the trigger has

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Like your therapist? That’s a start.

Like your therapist? That’s a loaded question I know. But liking your therapist is key to whether or not you find healing. It’s been shown that the success rate of a client’s therapy has less to do with the techniques

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Navigating the Therapist Maze

Probably the most frustrating thing for me as a counselor is when I talk with a vet who says he’s getting counseling and then says it’s not working.  Often he’ll say, “all my counselor does is push meds on me.”

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Walling Yourself Off to the World

I have to admit that I’m a relative newcomer when it comes to walls and vets putting them up to keep me and others out. You see, I’m a people person. Always have been, so when I hurt I gravitate

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The Last Nerve – Treatment for PTSD

Part 2 – Treatment for PTSD At Battle in Distress, we talk with veterans and active duty service members with PTSD who will say they don’t need help with their PTSD because they feel that they can somehow manage their

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The Last Nerve – How Do I Know if I Have PTSD?

Part 1 – How do I know if I have PTSD? We’re calling this series on PTSD “The Last Nerve”, because that’s what PTSD often feels like to the person, and his or her family. It feels like the last

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You Are Not Alone

Battle In Distress shall work to be the missing link that connects Veterans and currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces who are in or at risk for being in mental, emotional, financial, or psychological distress to the

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