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We may not know what you did, and what you saw...but in our eyes, you are still a kick-ass honor!
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  1. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    Unwavering Resolve | Head Space and Timing
    veteranmentalhealth.com Veterans remembering their oaths of enlistment can remind them of their...
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    Max🐝 J. Carter
    I'm No Hero, and I'm Not Special | Head Space and Timing
    veteranmentalhealth.com Veterans often see themselves as nothing special or heroic, but have done some pretty heroic and special...
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  3. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    Candid Veterans Affairs nominee faces big challenges to fix entrenched bureaucracy
    www.usatoday.com Previously unpublished interviews provide an unvarnished look at David Shulkin and the challenges he...
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  4. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    Mindfulness: Veterans Focusing on Now, Not the Past or Future | Head Space and Timing
    veteranmentalhealth.com This post is an original article written by Jason Juardo. Jason is a Former Marine and a veteran of the Persian gulf War. In addition to his experience...
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  5. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    A Veteran Named Skip and His Struggle with PTSD | Head Space and Timing
    veteranmentalhealth.com Skip wasn’t the same when he came back from the war. By many accounts, including his own, he was a pretty “good boy” growing up, active in his community,...
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  6. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    Veterans May Not Have Pictures, but They Certainly Have Memories
    www.linkedin.com While I was in the military, I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures. I never wanted to be a “combat tourist,” knowing full well that I could be missing out on some really great memories later in...
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  7. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    For Veterans, Success or Struggle in Transition Can Depend on Mental Health
    www.linkedin.com In previous posts, I’ve talked about how awareness is the key to recovery for veterans, I’ve joined with others talking about what PTSD is and what it isn’t, and I’ve attempted to describe...
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  8. Max🐝 J. Carter
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    How The Brain Responds To Combat
    taskandpurpose.com The crew discusses the impact of combat on the mind and...
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  9. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    06/12/2016
    Another Bridge Too Far
    Another Bridge Too FarI enjoy a cup of hot coffee on my way to work on brisk winter mornings. That's why I make time to stop at Tad's diner.Paula, who runs the place, makes the best coffee in town and we've been friends for years. The diner sits below a bridge and along...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/12/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "I ran toward the bridge, carefully trying to maintain my balance, my boots kicking up little clouds of snow." So compelling. Veterans in every country are so honorable yet we need to honor them much more than we do. Serving Veterans all my life, first as a pre-med volunteer at a local VA & then as Chief of Anesthesiology at the Philadelphia VA, I know them well. I'm still working with them. I always will. Fantastic snowy chilling story. I was also glad to know it was fiction yet you fooled me due to the detail as your boots kicked. Nice.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah...What tragedies befall on veterans, who serve their nation with towering spirits! And, yet they live with all aloofness, away from the world and recognition. Indeed, they deserve honor, care and recognition. Thanks @Randy Keho View more
    Ah...What tragedies befall on veterans, who serve their nation with towering spirits! And, yet they live with all aloofness, away from the world and recognition. Indeed, they deserve honor, care and recognition. Thanks @Randy Keho for this thought-provoking post. Close
    Brian McKenzie
    07/12/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    The machine will use you up and spit you out at whim, and never again what was before will ever matter again.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/12/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I have been working for years with homeless and sit on a foundation which is taking care of PTSD your story sounded and was feeling so real that I got relieved to find out Billy did not exist but now there are the others, John, Sam, Gordon, Paul, Junior, Alex, Francis , Maxwell, Horace an the others whose life is no fiction... thanks for the reminder
    Gert Scholtz
    06/12/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Randy Keho A story that is very real and that moved me. One of the many sad tragedies of war - well told Randy.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    06/12/2016 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I've been a homeless veteran.

    There are way too many homeless veterans and many dealing with PTSD that never get the care they need and it is a strong statement of what america has become that it allows this to happen to the men and women who have the courage to swear an oath to protect everyone else.

    This is why the USA is nowhere near being the greatest country in the world, if you allow your defenders and protectors to live under bridges and go untreated with PTSD and turn a blond eye you are showing your evilness to the world.

    It's the veterans that every single human being residing in the united states has to thank that there is even a united states to live in.
  10. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    14/10/2016
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSD
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSDThe healing paradigm is shifting. I agree with van der Kolk because I used TRE®, a body based modality, to heal my C-PTSD, and whatever came along for the ride in my time as a firefighter/EMT. Let me ask: If you could heal your trauma, mostly by...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    15/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 You don't have to hope @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, you are always able to make your point and make it well. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's work has been a crucial part of the positive changes in approach and treatment of PTDS. I am old enough (and proud enough) to say that I attended one of Dr. van der Kolk's first trainings in a small room and gathering at the University of Toronto. The excitement of what he was presenting was palpable. I respect @Leckey Harrison's tremendous experience and knowledge in the work and treatment of PTSD. Given all that and with much respect, the clinical approach I described is something that I have believed in since day one; even before I actually could articulate it as an approach. It's my approach to a human offering other humans services; that is the only piece we can standardize. The rest is meeting the individual's needs; that can not be standardized. As you point out Deb in part 2, "...it might be a two step process...", or 3 or 1. The reason group therapy works is that there are enough things we share to make a group environment viable. Then there are things you do in individual therapy that are custom designed to meet the individual needs. I'll rewrite my opening line in my original comment to read as follows: The more information and options are made available to individuals seeking help with health or mental health issues, the better the outcome.
    Leckey Harrison
    14/10/2016 #4 Leckey Harrison
    #2 Well said, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. EVERYONE has the tool I teach. It's evolutionary. That takes a lot of the guesswork out of it. As addendums to what the body does naturally, one can choose other tools that will help, yet for some (think the people in Syria), those options are grossly limited. You also pointed out in part 2 where other tools are helpful, and that's in the need for re=patterning. When it comes to developmental trauma, that's important. I had to learn all kinds of new behavioral skills (mostly winged it) even though/as my body released it's wound.

    So I don't call it wrong per se, I call it cart before the horse. If the body doesn't release it, there will be no healing. When I see see people "thriving" after 25 years of therapy and still have nightmares, crippling anxiety, and triggers as I read just two days ago, I am more convinced how true this is.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/10/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Part2:
    Could the bodily tendencies that were created from trauma be sort of like how once we start limping from an ankle injury, the accommodations we make to walk with more force on the opposite foot throw our entire kinetic change out of whack, but once the ankle heals, if we don't attend to our posture, we will be left with a poorly functioning body?

    But because trauma is thought about just as much as felt - it might be a two step process: heal the body via the tremoring mechanism that will reset our nervous system back to baseline by completing the physical cycle that would occur if we weren't socialized to always control our bodies and then use psycho-therapies to treat the habits and ways of thinking that arose to avoid or deal with the way trauma changed how we react and the way our bodies processed what was happening in the world.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/10/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #1 I agree with everything you said, @Sara Jacobovici, and yet I am starting to consider that it is wrong. I hope I can actually make my point, it is still a little fuzzy to me. In essence, you are talking about the personality - the ephemeral sense of self - and @Leckey Harrison is talking about the body. We have 7 billion personalities on the planet, so lots of tailoring required when we approach helping people on that dimension. But when it comes to bodies, we seem to be able to treat a broken arm with only a few different approaches that are fundamentally the same. So while each trauma 'story' is different, might the effects within the body coalesce into a few specific ramifications? That might be treated with a pretty much standard mechanism?
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/10/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Important Buzz @Leckey Harrison. Important because the more information and options about treating PTSD is made available, the better the outcome. The hardest part is matching the treatment to the person. Often there is a period of frustration until that match takes place. This is why any mass produced product will not succeed. We are individuals and as such need to have treatment custom designed to meet our individual needs. As a practitioner, it is my responsibility to learn, understand and acquire the tools that can meet the needs of the individuals I work with. In this way, once I start the work, based on the individual's responses, the next step can be taken. Information and choice, two crucial factors in the treatment of PTSD. Thanks for your invaluable contribution Leckey.
  11. ProducerChristine Stevens
    Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention
    Riding for a Reason: One Entrepreneur's Mission to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention About six years ago, I was sitting at my computer doing something unimportant when my daughter walked in in tears and told me one of her dearest friends killed himself. He was only 18 and he jumped from a building in downtown Fairfax, ending his...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great story. I'm so happy Josh survived and how admirable that he is riding his bike to raise awareness!! Go JOSH, You've got this, after all you beat suicide so you can now kick butt with your riding!!! Thanks for posting this @Christine Stevens
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    10/10/2016 #14 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Woww @Christine Stevens, thanks for bringing this story to beBee!
    Following Josh on all his networks!
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #13 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Sharing in Veterans: Mental Health
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #12 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Sharing to Suicide Prevention
    James McElearney
    10/10/2016 #11 James McElearney
    Unfortunately for me, I do know the figures worldwide as I have been looking into this for a short film I am writing, and staggering they are! This is a very important issue that needs addressing and in everyway possible. I knew two of my childhood aquantances who took their own lives and I saw frst hand the devistation it causes the families that remain. More needs to be done to raise awareness
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #10 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #8 I would too. I think of all the talented people who are suffering, yet have so much to give. Robin Williams comes to mind. Perhaps because he appeared on the outside to be just the opposite of depressed. A true issue that NEEDS awareness.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    10/10/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Josh Quigley's journey is one I have been following for about six weeks. It is the very essence of understanding what life is all about. Thank you, @Christine Stevens for so eloquently sharing his mission and the fact that we all need to reach out to the people in our lives who may be having a tough time. It may be more serious than we can imagine and the gift we can give with our time and concern may be priceless.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #8 Christine Stevens
    #5 Jared, I get choked up still when I think about that young man who ended his life. It had a profound impact on my daughter's life as well - she now works as a case manager helping people with mental illnesses navigate day-to-day life.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention - on October 10, World Mental Health Day
    Ashley Marie Taylor
    10/10/2016 #6 Ashley Marie Taylor
    This is great. Mental illness and depression tend to be stigmatized. It's good to see a push for acceptance of our flaws as human beings and rather than punishing ourselves for them, strive for healing.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    10/10/2016 #5 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Absolutely brilliant post, @Christine Stevens. You've turned on a light for hopefully so many!
    You engaged us. Hell, you got me all choked up.
    You've pointed out resources and ways we can all help. There is always hope.

    Sharing on all my networks.
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #4 Christine Stevens
    #3 Thank you, Frolián!
    Froilán Pérez
    10/10/2016 #3 Froilán Pérez
    Thanks for this, @Christine Stevens!
    following him on social media, will contribute on his web!
    Christine Stevens
    10/10/2016 #2 Christine Stevens
    #1 Thank you, @Don 🐝 Kerr.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/10/2016 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Many thanks for bringing this to my attention @Christine Stevens. I am going to track him. Every bit helps in this type of endeavour. Will also share in Healthcare hive.
  12. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    19/09/2016
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSD
    A revolutionary approach to healing PTSDThe healing paradigm is shifting. I agree with van der Kolk because I used TRE® to heal my C-PTSD, and whatever came along for the ride in my time as a firefighter/EMT. Let me ask you: If you could heal your trauma, mostly by yourself, without...
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    Leckey Harrison
    20/09/2016 #2 Leckey Harrison
    #1 You're welcome, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. As we see with recent events like bombing and shooting unarmed motorists with their hands in the air, a lot of trauma happens daily, and we need to change the paradigm on how we treat it. That's the work I do.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks for sharing this @Leckey Harrison
  13. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    29/08/2016
    Had a great time in Pennsylvania with Dr. Berceli teaching vets how to heal their trauma. It is always an honor to serve those who served us, to work with Dr. Berceli and my colleagues, and to pay for it ourselves so for the vets it was free. Leckey Harrison
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  14. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Never leave your wing man.
    Never leave your wing man.I am sorry this article got mixed in another draft a new article and got lost.I will try to republish it.Sorry for the...
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    Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    19/08/2016 #10 Reginaldo Afonso Bobato
    Existem analogias latinas no idioma invles que lodem facilitar o aprendizado de varias ciencias sobretudo a linguistca
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    19/08/2016 #9 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    I apologize for the article getting deleted.I was in drafts and mistakenly deleted it.
    mohammed khalaf
    19/08/2016 #8 mohammed khalaf
    However, I say keep online you as real as the real you. Be personable and professional
    Never leave your wing man.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    17/08/2016 #7 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thanks for the great insight and nice comments. I appreciate it today.#5
    Brian McKenzie
    17/08/2016 #6 Brian McKenzie
    I follow Tom Cruise & Jerry Bruckheimer on Twiter - they both tweeted about it - but no more details. I sent Tom my best doppleganger pose and let him know that I have direct experience with both Kawasaki crotch rockets and Navy Aircraft .... nothing back from either of them though
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 #2 #1 #2 Love the update on the movie remake, Brian! How you keep abreast of so many things has always inspired me. Yes, Phillip, awesome pick-up here that applies to aviation, the battlefield, business models, and...the babysitter. Much insight into human morals, integrity, intuition, dependence, and teamwork. Extremely insightful - a battlefield of new-isms ring throughout. Sharing to Veterans: Mental Health, Aviation, HealthCare Administration: Employee Morale. I'd also like to share it across Teens, Youth, Teamwork, etc. Asking @John White, MBA to open this up for wider sharing, please. 🐝A great find, from a great mind! 🐝
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    19/05/2016 #2 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    #1 Wow.I didn't​ know that.
    Brian McKenzie
    18/05/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Rumor is they are doing a remake. The first one is do full of cheese, it is still quotable 30 years later.
  15. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    15/08/2016
    The improved version of a video by Dr. Berceli in view of the training event in Manheim, Pennsylvanis on August 27.
    Warrior Strength Workshop
    Warrior Strength Workshop All veterans and active duty military are welcome to attend this free workshop designed to reduce tension in the body and down-regulate the nervous system....
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  16. ProducerLeckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    12/08/2016
    Free TRE workshop in PA
    Free TRE workshop in PATo all the veterans and emergency responders: dispatchers, paramedics, EMT's, firefighters, and LEOs in the Manheim PA area. Here's a truly beneficial tool for you, and the cost is the best part. I am a retired firefighter/EMT that used TRE to heal...
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  17. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    12/08/2016
    To all the veterans and emergency responders: dispatchers, paramedics, EMT's, firefighters, and LEOs in the Manheim PA area. Here's a truly beneficial tool for you, and the cost is the best part. I am a retired firefighter/EMT that used TRE to heal my PTSD and use it regularly as the foundation of my post traumatic growth. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warriorstrength-free-veteran-event-tickets-26890949554 This YouTube is a little descriptor of what to expect: https://youtu.be/A4nxFf4qXDM

    If the cost of free scares you, then you can make a donation to me to help defray my costs of attending at Dr. Berceli's invite to this free event. If you aren't a veteran or responder and want to learn TRE, please contact me. If you know any emergency responders, you can share this video (https://youtu.be/NdIMyrMcAWw) with them.
    Leckey Harrison
    WarriorStrength - Free Veteran Event
    lnkd.in (Free) Two hours that may change your life or save someone you know!  WARRIORSTRENGTH A Free Veteran Event that will focus on a successful method that has helped Veterans across the world who struggle with PTSD, Insomnia, Nightmares, Anxiety,...
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  18. Lucy Jensen

    Lucy Jensen

    30/07/2016
    Help Desk Technician II (Computer Operator)
    Help Desk Tech II Level: Seeking candidates willing to work Full-Time Evening Shift providing help desk support from 9pm-5 a.m. Please note that this position is remote work. The chosen candidate will be working from home.
    Lucy Jensen
    Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work - Military-Civilian
    www.military-civilian.com Help Desk Tech II Level Remote Work Planned Systems International Work from Home Full-Time Evening Shift Home Office Jobs For Veterans...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Lucy Jensen: You ROCK by putting this out here on beBee! Thank you! I'll ✅Share & Share! ✅
  19. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    23/07/2016
    "If you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safer."
    – Stephen Porges

    I agree. This what I help people experience. Learn how at www.RaiseYourResilience.com
    Leckey Harrison
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    mohammed khalaf
    06/08/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    that is top of safer when we see cat and dog are sleeping together .
  20. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    21/07/2016
    I used TRE on my PTSD. Here's another story from a colleague in Madison, WI.
    Leckey Harrison
    Rise Above Adversity and Stress by Learning a New Tool
    unleashyourpractice.com
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    Leckey Harrison

    20/07/2016
    A good little primer on the tool I teach by the man who taught me, and created it.
    Leckey Harrison
    Trauma Release Exercises
    whattherapy.com Interview with founder of Trauma Release Exercises, a revolutionary way to let go of tension from known and unknown stresses and...
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  22. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    04/07/2016
    Veterans in Crisis: Don't Let Them Give Up the Fight
    Veterans in Crisis: Don't Let Them Give Up the FightToday's the Fourth of July, 2016. It's a beautiful day in northern Illinois. It's quiet, except for the birds who sing their morning song. I feel an air of peace embrace me. I pray for this feeling to last, knowing full well it will not.I've just...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 It's all real. Tell it. Share the ire and the raw. That's what is real reality.
    Brian McKenzie
    08/07/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #6 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD i am writing about it in my Kyrzbekistan novella with as much ire, disdain and disgust that I can muster. It matters not, the beating drums still call. I am not so old that I cant still get in the fight, I am past young enough to give a shit about the happy ending.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    08/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 @Brian McKenzie: That is because no matter where you live, you can't take the 'Warrior' out of you. So write about it! You've already pieced enough together to write a Buzz. Fight with pen!
    Brian McKenzie
    06/07/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    #4 I am getting antsy - the itch of war needs to be scratched; and it is driving me crazy to not be in the thick of it. F*cking bastards.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 @Brian McKenzie: and that is why I live to serve. Because they did.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Pushes and pulls me to shreds that are theirs, too. I just want to put them back together. Extremely compelling, @Randy Keho.
    Brian McKenzie
    05/07/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    The fight, I can handle - it's the sitting on the sidelines waiting to be called in that is beyond frustrating.
    mohammed khalaf
    04/07/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    we appreciated that sacrifices and honor it ,specialy in iraq thank you to comimmoratiom
  23. Leckey Harrison

    Leckey Harrison

    05/07/2016
    I want to share something personal. Yesterday is the 4th of July, the day we in the USA celebrate independence. I shared earlier a Facebook post that we could be freed from the tyranny of trauma.

    I've trained long and hard or 15 years to be prepared for an emergency. I was ALWAYS scanning for trouble: watching faces, watching how clothes hang on bodies, never sitting with my back to a door, and always locating a second exit. That sort of stuff. All the time. Semi-tactical, mostly not. What did happen, despite having PTSD, was it eliminated my startle reflex. If my pager went off, I was up and moving while those around me were still in startle motion. I was headed to the trouble.

    I am happy to report that today, a wish has come true. My startle response has returned. A local blew something BIG up, and I reacted. Smiles of uncomfortable joy here!
    Leckey Harrison
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    Leckey Harrison

    01/07/2016
    They call it being in the trenches
    They call it being in the trenchesI'm sure the title conjures up an image in your mind. Lets relate that image to stress. We all know what it feels like to be stressed. We might even be able to say what stressed us, but we may not be able to say exactly when our neurobiological...
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    Leckey Harrison
    04/07/2016 #12 Leckey Harrison
    @Michele Williams More than happy to train you how to do that.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 @Dr. Allen Brown: This has great potential in helping teens deal with PTSD and stress in a new way....love that @Leckey Harrison and @Michele Williams are totally with us on that!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 @Michele Williams: Kids are at the heart of my heart, and anything we can do to help them is honorable and worthy. I'm in on this aspect, too ~ all the way!
    Michele Williams
    04/07/2016 #9 Michele Williams
    @Leckey Harrison very helpful article. I need to reduce my use of stress relief and increase my stress release. I can't wait to explore your links. It is so important that kids and teens learn this too.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/07/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Definitely a new and novel technique worthy of more exploration. And if it worked for you as a fireman helping firemen who see and smell human flesh differently than the rest of us, I believe it will help here. Thank you, @Leckey Harrison View more
    Definitely a new and novel technique worthy of more exploration. And if it worked for you as a fireman helping firemen who see and smell human flesh differently than the rest of us, I believe it will help here. Thank you, @Leckey Harrison! cc to: @Sara Jacobovici, @Gerald Hecht, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Brian McKenzie, @Randy Keho! Close
    Leckey Harrison
    03/07/2016 #6 Leckey Harrison
    #5 Yea, I've used Ditch Witches too. They dig a nice thin ditch as I recall, though they may have different tools now. They also cut through gas lines quite cleanly!
    Brian McKenzie
    02/07/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    Of course they have a machine that does that now - known as the Ditch Witch - but I did spend many an hour on the working end of a shovel. If it wasn't shoveling shit, it was digging a ditch to nowhere.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Awesome analogy you used with digging trenches @Leckey Harrison. I can relate to the lemonade even though I've never dug a trench. The website looks as though it has very useful tools. I will go back later when I have more time to take a deeper look. Thank you for sharing this!
    Leckey Harrison
    02/07/2016 #3 Leckey Harrison
    #2 Thank you, and you're very welcome.
    Randy Keho
    02/07/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    Indispensable and insightful information, Leckey. Thank you for sharing and the good work that you do.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I get the analogy, and the periods of respite that also apply not only to the wounded, but to the weary Caregivers, too. I need to be spoon-fed just like you did here. Each step of the way, one step at a time. This beginning of understanding "Stress Relief" ~ like taking a coffee break that only makes you jittery on an empty stomach, then makes you need to use the restroom when it's a total and complete, archaic imposition....vs...."Stress Release" ~ like taking a vacation away from your 'Vacation' by just staying home and relaxing....did I get it right? We have to go for the "Release." Then we get regenerated, refreshed, and rejuvenated to go back and put out more fires (I know you're a firefighter, a First Responder like MDs). And that 'human factor' of socializing with those around us, whether at work or at home...that is so important because when we're trying and trying but everything around us...it's in black-and-white is a mistake, and ...and we'll never get ahead...and ... rEgrETs LInGEr... we live in a cOMa, neve r ... being QuItE aWAkE...we just beg to escape! Thank you for offering hope as we dig in and keep learning more. Stay with us, can you? @Randy Keho, @Brian McKenzie, @Rebel Brown, @Sara Jacobovici, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Gerald Hecht, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @debasish majumder, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani.
  25. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Both Veterans and Patients with Invisible Illnesses/Disabilities share lots in common. WARNING: This video may cause PTSD, crying, or pure validation that what you are feeling is normal. You are not alone.
    Paralyzed - by NF Military tribute music video
    Paralyzed - by NF Military tribute music video Song: paralyzed by NF. Clips from various military videos. A tribute to all the men and women saving our asses overseas and everywhere, Thank...
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Amen to that!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Sounds like a Buzz, hon (oh! Was that sexist of me? lol) ! Great info !
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD wrote- Both Veterans and Patients with Invisible Illnesses/Disabilities share lots in common. WARNING: This video may cause PTSD, crying, or pure validation that what you are feeling is normal. You are not alone.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/07/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I see they used some scenes from American Sniper in this too. Nice tribute to our Vets who deserve so much more than they receive. I despise war but value our Vets.
    Randy Keho
    02/07/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Worked fine this time. Personally, I would recommend any and all veterans to contact VietNow, a veteran's organization with branches in 40 states. They assist veterans of all conflicts since 1957, not just Vietnam, including their friends and family. They've been there and done that. The organizers are from my hometown, site of the national headquarters, and their great guys. 1-800-837-VNOW or at vietnow,.com.
    Randy Keho
    02/07/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    I had problems loading the video on two laptops @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Will try, again.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Can't help but wonder why 3,000 viewers watched this but did not Comment or Share. The Mental Health Wellness of all Veterans affects the world. It is no longer a stigma or a shame. It is reality, and we are here to open the door to stop the highest suicide rate in American Veterans ever. Please help. Share. Just love. Love conquers all. Thank you. @Sara Jacobovici, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Rebel Brown, @Michele Williams, @debasish majumder, @Randy Keho, @Anees Zaidi, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani and more. Please forward.
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