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Four Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

September 25th, 2019

Even though post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with war and military veterans, it can affect men, women and children of any age. In fact, PTSD can be triggered by any type of trauma, including car accidents, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and even natural disasters. It occurs from recorded embedded memories in the brain’s […]

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This Veterans Day: Give Thanks & Remember

November 12th, 2018

“This is Veterans Day weekend, which means that it’s a good time for every American to connect with a veteran. Maybe say ‘Thanks for your service,’ but I would actually encourage you to say something else: Tell a veteran ‘never forget.’” — Former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw Horizon is committed to our nations’ veterans and […]

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For many veterans, coming home can mean difficult challenges

February 24th, 2016

When you sign a contract to serve in the military, you are agreeing to lay down your life for our country. When soldiers join a new unit, they must immediately be willing to die for their fellow soldiers – people they didn’t know existed just days before. They are also placing their lives in the […]

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Are military personnel at a greater risk for substance abuse?

March 16th, 2015

Substance abuse is an issue impacting millions of Americans. Substance abuse impacts individuals of every age, race, gender, and economic class. It impacts civilians, and even members of our military. A recent report issued by The Institute of Medicine indicates that substance abuse among members of the United States military has reached crisis levels. In […]

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What to Expect When Your Service Member Returns Home

October 7th, 2014

In a previous blog post, we discussed how various family members can prepare themselves for the physical and emotional changes they may have to make when their spouse, partner, parent or child returns home from combat. But there may be more at stake. Many service members experience intense stress reactions as they readjust to life […]

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Preparing for Your Service Member’s Return

October 1st, 2014

It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. Your husband, wife, son or daughter is coming home after fighting in a war. You’re excited and relieved, but have you thought about what kind of adjustments you might have to make? Life has gone on while your service member has been away, so there will be changes […]

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