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Kids with parent in Iraq or Afghanistan more likely to have mental health problems

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here is an article from Chron.com the online version of the Houston Chronicle that talks about the effects of deployment on the children of our servicemen and women.  This particular article is from … Continue reading

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Mental Health Effects of Serving in Afghanistan and Iraq

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Today is memorial day, a day to remember those who sacrificed all so we could continue to enjoy the freedoms we have. We are currently at war in the Middle East; with many … Continue reading

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Study: Kids of deployed military have more behavioral problems

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHaving lived with my grandsons while their father was deployed in Iraq, I can absolutely agree with the premise of this article.  Children are not unaware of what is happening around them; they simply … Continue reading

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Despite prevention efforts, U.S. military suicides rise

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by Getty Images via Daylife This is just plain unacceptable.  How many have to die?  Our soldiers all deserve better.  Reading this article has made me very sad and angry.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Army Wives Battle With Their Own Mental Health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI’ve posted articles here on the effects of war on our soldiers, on the children of deployed soldiers and now on the effect of deployment on Army wives.  When my son-in-law was deployed to … Continue reading

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Travis County looking to set up court for veterans

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search As a psychiatric nurse residing in Austin, I found this article to be of special interest.  However, as good as it is, there is so much more that needs to be done.    Mental … Continue reading

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Texas To Expand Mental Health Programs For Veterans

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by The U.S. Army via Flickr Here’s what the Governor of Texas plans to do to help our veterans.  Read the article and see what you think.  Is it going to be … Continue reading

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Mental health of troops comes under scrutiny

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by Getty Images via Daylife Long before the shooting at Ft. Hood, I was concerned about the mental health of our nation’s troops. It is unfortunate that it takes an event of … Continue reading

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Mental health workers think about their own care in wake of Fort Hood tragedy

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article simply points out that no one is immune to stress burn-out.  As a nurse, I understand that caregivers are at increased risk of both physical and emotional issues.  It is refreshing to … Continue reading

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Today is Veteran’s Day

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI have not posted for several days, but I have been struggling with the ongoing issues happening here in Texas.  Though I currently live in Austin, I used to live in Killeen and I … Continue reading

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