Tag: PTSD

24 articles
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The Disappearing Soldier

An army vet vanishes in upstate New York.

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Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

An ex-SEAL turns to “ocean therapy” to cope with chronic pain and PTSD.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Surfing
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The Parrots of Serenity Park

The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.

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In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another

One Marine battalion has had four members kill themselves in just the last year. The soldiers have jury-rigged a system of Facebook notifications and Google spreadsheets to try to stop it.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Fort"

Troubles and afflictions weigh on counselors and veterans.

"The Fort was actually just an ugly house. Eighteen rooms, two stories. A kitchen, a lavatory, a staircase. One office, one entrance, two exits, thirty-six bunks, four televisions, the mini-library, two footballs, one fútbol, a basketball, and the whole of Big Ben, the biggest backyard in Texas. It housed between twenty-one and thirty-two bodies a year. Most of them stayed a couple months. They found us through each other."

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How I Learned To Be OK With Feeling Sad

It wasn’t easy, or cheap.

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In and Out of Time in Iraq

An essay on PTSD.

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Partial Recall

Can neuroscience take the pain out of painful memories?

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Ecstatic States

Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?

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A Soldier's Wife

A year and a half with Candace Desmond-Woods, whose husband, and Iraq war veteran, suffers from PTSD and alcoholism.

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In the Crosshairs

On decorated sniper Chris Kyle and the troubled young veteran who took his life.

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Hearts and Minds

How PTSD spreads from returning soldiers to their families.