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Local Programs Give a Psychoanalytic Voice to Welcoming Home Service Members and Veterans

The stories are becoming tragically familiar: statistics for military and veteran suicides rival combat as a cause of death among those who have served. Return to civilian life can be problematic for many veterans and their loved ones – at best, it is a significant readjustment stress for everyone involved. The civilian population continues in its denial of the stark fact it has been supporting and funding one of the longest wars in U.S. history.

The Warrior Canine Connection

An organization called Warrior Canine Connection has hit on something and the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are taking notice.  Meg Daley, a researcher, and Rick Yount, a VA clinician in California, were pioneers in discovering that the emotional bond that a service member forms with a dog can lead to significant amelioration of PTSD.  The program provides service dogs to veterans.

Institute of Medicine Report on PTSD: Where Are Human Relationships?

The Institute of Medicine released an important report on the progress of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs in treating service members and veterans with PTSD.

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