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Veteran Suicide Update

Sep 15, 2016

Veteran suicide and PTSD studies are hot topics in the medical community.

According to the Huffington Post and a study conducted in 2014, about 20 veterans commit suicide each day, which is slightly lower to the previous estimate of 22 a day.

The most recent study, conducted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, increased its scope from the previous, and oft-quoted “22 per day,” to include all 50 states...
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Suicide Prevention 5K 

Aug 31, 2016

Have you heard of the #22Pushup Challenge for #22Kill?  The goal is to raise awareness for Veteran and Service members who commit suicide, which is a statistical average of 22-day, thus the emphasis on the number “22.”   (Although there’s greater awareness around the 22-day average, there’s a new study that’s just been released from the VA with a slightly lowered 20-day average).  Here at PTI, we’re committed to supporting...
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Mental Healthcare for Women Veterans

Jul 01, 2015

For those who do not know, the Post Trauma Institute of Louisiana was started by a veteran for the purpose of serving veterans in the Baton Rouge area and its surrounding communities.  We found that our “formula” –treating people right and staying up to date on best methods and practices– was so successful, we decided that we wanted to be a resource for everyone in the Baton Rouge area....
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Tracing Combat Stress Through History

May 29, 2014

Post Traumatic Stress is not a new experience pertaining to modern warfare in the War on Terror, however it can be traced throughout all of recorded history.  In this article, we’ll discuss some examples Combat Stress and PTS dating back to ancient history through the American Civil War.

History Of PTSD

There is evidence of PTS in historical literature going as far back as Ancient Greece, as documented by...
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Returning from Deployment and Common Stress Reactions

May 01, 2014

With the ever increasing awareness of veterans and service-members experiencing Post Traumatic Stress, it’s easy to overlook a simple and much needed observation: “almost all service members will have [stress] reactions after returning from a war zone.”  (Returning from the War Zone, DVA)

Not only are there extreme challenges and difficulties experienced while serving, returning home also has its own accoutrement of stressors.

Signs of Post-Deployment Combat Stress

Tiredness...
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Act…don’t react.

Apr 17, 2014

Living with mental illness such as Post Traumatic Stress, depression, anxiety can affect nearly all aspects of routine, maintaining relationships, and moving forward to fulfill your goals, dreams, and ambitions. For those returning from active service, it can be difficult to move onto enjoying civilian life for a multitude of reasons. According to NAMI, between 2002 and 2010, nearly 28% of returning service members from OEF/ OIF were diagnosed with...
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