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Are the meds helping?

Many military veterans released for mental health problems are prescribed psychotropic medications as a ‘front-line’ treatment.…

Best kept Secrets and Addiction

There is a common belief that chemical brain imbalances and even brain diseases handed down through…

When is Enough, Enough ?

It is just one of those days. I am fed-up with the lip service and hypocrisy…

Getting to the COVID finish line

​www.fultimediafba.com   We are inundated with messages to stay positive, keep busy, learn a new skill,…

Isolation: The unexpected norm

​We are in the midst of necessary physical distancing from other people out of fear of…

“It didn’t hurt until someone really cared”

The research is clear: childhood adversity and emotional deprivation can produce significant alterations in the brain’s…

January 13th, 2019

Time has a way of slipping away unnoticed; it has been several months since my last…

It’s You, Not Us

The Rise of Medicalized Public Workplaces​A soldier / first responder tells his buddy that he is…

From Military to Civilian: Beyond Medicalization

​Those who follow veterans’ issues are aware of two overlapping explanations for difficult military-to-civilian transitions (MCT).…