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23
May

Honoring Our Military Heroes and War Veterans

Katie Couric salutes our troops and shares amazing stories from the front lines. The first female soldier amputee shares her journey from the battlefield to the Paralympics. Then, the scars you don’t see soldiers fighting – PTSD. Plus, ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff opens up to Katie on the injury he sustained while covering the […]

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06
Apr

NY Times: Wars on Drugs

LAST year, more active-duty soldiers committed suicide than died in battle. This fact has been reported so often that it has almost lost its jolting force. Almost. Worse, according to data not reported on until now, the military evidently responded to stress that afflicts soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan primarily by drugging soldiers on the […]

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29
Mar

The new Praeger Handbook for Community Mental Health Practice

This book includes a case study by Laurie Leitch in which effective trauma work is explored through stories from one of Laurie’s trips to a internally displaced persons camp in Kenya. The new Praeger Handbook for Community Mental Health Practice was published in February 2013 and is a new textbook for graduate courses in counseling […]

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04
Mar

War and Ink: Images and Stories Told Through Tattoos

Laurie Leitch (L.leitch@comcast.net) and Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton are in the process of putting together a book about the war-related tattoos of OEF/OIF active military and veterans. The book is intended to be a way to inform the public about the war experience through image and story. If you have a tattoo that reflects […]

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30
Nov

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Ecstasy as PTSD Treatment?

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on research conducted by MAPS on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a PTSD treatment, featuring interviews with researchers, participants, and military experts. Watch this video at maps.org

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25
Sep

Wired for Resilience

Excerpt from nyharbor.va.gov (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs) Wired for Resilience: The Challenges Ahead: Optimizing Resiliency in the Newest Generations of Veterans, VISN3 Conference VA New York Harbor Healthcare System’s Mental Health experts are looking head on at the stark and daunting challenge of the reported “1-a-day” national suicide rates among returning Veterans and mobilizing […]

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23
Jun
04
Jun

Video: Tapping Social Resilience

From Pop!Tech June 2012 (Reyjavik, Iceland) Retired Army Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, MD and clinical trainer Laurie Leitch, Ph.D., founded Threshold GlobalWorks to explore a neurobiological approach to social resilience. “We are all wired with it, in case you did not know that,” says Leitch. “We are born neurologically wired for resilience because our system […]

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