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Family Matters

Ways to Support Military Children, Teens

The pressures of perfectionism and the concerns children and teens face in today’s world are unlike the experiences many adults had during their childhood. A recent analysis by researchers highlights another concerning issue – the number of children and teens who have visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and ...

Military Services

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships Workshop

Centerstone’s Military Services is offering a FREE 2-day workshop for Military Couples (veterans in Tennessee) on April 11 and 12, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Ruby Cora, 2300 Gunn Road, Adams, TN 37010. This workshop focuses on learning skills that help build and maintain healthy relationships ...

Military Services

It’s Not Just a Drink

It was month 5 of the 15-month deployment. Originally, it was going to be a 6-month deployment. My wife was about to have our first son, and morale had been extremely low for the entire unit. Our mission had adjusted some and finally, in the heat of Baghdad, I had something to be excited about. ...

Military

PTSD Recovery: Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are the high energy stress bubbles that blow up in the faces of combat survivors. They slam us into the multidimensional horror and anguish of our inescapable memories. Some flashbacks happen without a trigger. I’ve learned that, when I pay attention to my flashback, something has happened around me that triggered it. The ...

Military Services

Centerstone Military Services Weighs In

Jodie Robison, the executive director of military services for Centerstone, a leading not-for-profit behavioral health organization, cautions against drawing a direct connection between veterans [like Ian David], specifically, and PTSD-related crimes. ...

Military Services

PTSD After Combat and Holiday Gatherings

A warrior in a family social environment is usually quiet. Quiet does not mean that they aren’t listening. If you want to include them in a conversation use, a question unrelated to the military or locations. Be prepared for a short answer, usually as close to one word as possible. Move on. Maybe try again ...

Family Matters

A Salute to Military Children

Public expressions of gratitude for our nation’s veterans and active military members are rightfully common across our country. We hold in our hearts the exceptional nature of their bravery and service. Their sense of duty, honor and commitment – essential and, moreover, crucial to the freedom and security we enjoy as a nation. Less noticed, ...

Military Services

Veterans Day: Remembrance and Gratitude

Veterans Day is upon us once again. It’s time for us – as a nation and as individuals – to take a few moments out of our lives to remember those who have served in our Armed Forces. As I recently heard someone say, “When people join the military, they give up life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness [on their own timeline]”. I think that is reason enough to thank and remember them. ...

Military Services

Checklist for Military Members Seeking Therapy

The fundamental principle to put others before ourselves is within the fabric of every military community. However, the same selfless traits admired about our service members and veterans can contribute to the challenges that make it difficult for them to ask for help when they need it. According to research published by RAND Corporation, service ...