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Healing PTSD with Different Methods

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One year ago, I was diagnosed with PTSD. However, I had been living with it (and not dealing with it) for over six years. The more time went on, the more it reared it’s deceptive and destructive head. After coming

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One Year Later

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It has been almost one full year since I first came to grips with my PTSD and started to realize it for what it is. It has been almost an entire year of learning more about myself, my family, and

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Vietnam & Iraq; Getting Better Together

Two Dollar Bill

I have been going to counseling since the beginning of the year. I started out by doing some one-on-one counseling at the Vet Center in Morgantown. After six weeks or so, she started recommending that I try out group counseling.

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Meet Baxter

Meet Baxter

In just the last couple of weeks I started looking into a class offered at West Virginia University that offers students the opportunity to train service dogs for placement with owners. A friend mentioned it to me knowing that I

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Counseling

After making it through the holidays (which were fairly stressful, actually. Anxiety, stress, and then a car accident) and getting settled back into something resembling a routine, I visited the local VA clinic again to talk to the doctor about

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Don’t Cut Me Open Just Yet

Right after I got out of the Army, I went to the VA hospital for a regular checkup and some dentistry. I had a cavity, so they filled it. The next day, I had full-body X-rays as a baseline for

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