More Than An Acronym: PTSD

PTSD, TBI…an alphabet soup of things that negatively impact the lives of those who have served in our nation’s military. The alphabet soup made even thicker by the treatment modalities (CPT, PE, DBT, EMDR) offered by medical and psychological healthcare. What’s it all mean? The VA defines PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) as “a mental health […]

A Mother’s Love, Tied Up With A Yellow Ribbon

  With saddened heart, I read the news of the recent passing of a Gold Star Mother. Army SGT Jason W. Swiger was killed in action on 03/25/07. His mother, Valorie Swiger, was always active in supporting the United States Military. When Jason deployed in 2003, she hung yellow ribbons throughout the city, which landed […]