Nancy Mestas
Nancy Mestas

EMDR is a recently developed therapy which targets severe PTSD. It was approved in 2004 by the VA and US Dept of Defense to tackle the growing problem of suicide in the military ranks. It is HIGHLY effective and works in a shorter time than traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is available at most VA facilities, as well as in the private sector, though not all therapists are EMDR trained. It is amazing and it works!

Nancy Mestas
Nancy Mestas
  • Nancy Mestas

Tonya, I believe if you call the specific facility, they can tell you if they do provide EMDR therapy or possibly refer you to a place that does! I have personally been thru the therapy and now have several friends who have and are starting it. Two are Vietnam vets who are, even now, learning how to live clear and happy lives. In this therapy, the trauma (for me personally it was rape) becomes processed as a memory. and as I went thru the therapy, two of my very close women friends...

Tonya, I believe if you call the specific facility, they can tell you if they do provide EMDR therapy or possibly refer you to a place that does! I have personally been thru the therapy and now have several friends who have and are starting it. Two are Vietnam vets who are, even now, learning how to live clear and happy lives. In this therapy, the trauma (for me personally it was rape) becomes processed as a memory. and as I went thru the therapy, two of my very close women friends disclosed that they had also been raped earlier in their lives and in all the years we have been friends, we never talked about it. Trauma in any form shapes our lives and without help, we sometimes become hostages to the event. I am such a strong believer in this. You can also check with private therapists in your area but because it requires special training, you must be careful in choosing one. I sincerely hope (as I go on and on here!) that this info has been helpful and that you find what you need.

Evelyne Haley Ball
Evelyne Haley Ball

I honestly think the average person not directly associated with the military does not know what to do nor how to do it.... one receives so many requests in the mail to help many different military groups..... I believe if we knew WHAT to do, more of us would! God bless our military men and women, my heart goes out to them and their families.......

Evelyne Haley Ball
Evelyne Haley Ball
  • Evelyne Haley Ball

Sam, thank you so much for your response....

Barry Hurst
Barry Hurst

been there done that they need all the support we can give them.

Cathy Harsh
Cathy Harsh
  • Barry Hurst

:(

James Lord
James Lord

Everyone talks of more support while thei, no our fearless leader takes away all respect and support. These men and women are treated to ridicule, their families are in distress and their jobs will be gone. So sets in dis pare. And they can not talk to anyone except someone going through the same thing. They need our help to secure their jobs keep their families and then emotional support to help them.

Beloved Emmy
Beloved Emmy
  • James Lord

well said James

Jodi Eckardt
Jodi Eckardt

God bless our brave soldiers! They are fighting in a thankless war in places that they don't belong. Bring them home! My Step Brother fought in Viet Nam and was spit on when he got home! Our Soldiers don't make wars! Wars are caused by governments! Bring them home!

Oliver Leo Breeden Jr.
Oliver Leo Breeden Jr.
  • Jodi Eckardt

When you go fight in a war and see the carnage with babies and young kids blown apart or chopped apart and men with their privates cut off and shoed down their throat and women that haved been raped repeatly until they die then just remember that could be here if we keep letting it progress. I took a little 5 year old girl to take care of while in Nam and my mother was sending her clothes and other goodies.How do you think I felt when we were attacked and she was killed by her own people...

When you go fight in a war and see the carnage with babies and young kids blown apart or chopped apart and men with their privates cut off and shoed down their throat and women that haved been raped repeatly until they die then just remember that could be here if we keep letting it progress. I took a little 5 year old girl to take care of while in Nam and my mother was sending her clothes and other goodies.How do you think I felt when we were attacked and she was killed by her own people Just something to think about but Nam could have been won if the damn politicians that have never worn a uniform would keep their noses out of all wars and let the military handle it. Thank God I was out before obuma was elected because there is no way I could ever salute the likes of him.

Madi A McCormick
Madi A McCormick

my dad was a viet nam vet he committed suicide I miss him terribly they need our help desperatly I work at walter reed in dc there are so many depressed soldiers please help.

Doc Beau
Doc Beau
  • Madi A McCormick

My cops in is in Walter reed with his leg blown off

Doc Beau
Doc Beau
  • Madi A McCormick

I missed Vietnam by 2 years

Madi A McCormick
Madi A McCormick
  • Madi A McCormick

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Arr Livingston
Arr Livingston

Instead of getting in a debate we should be looking at the cause- and the fix- and replacing the current administration as quickly as possible is a GREAT place to start. The Policy of this traitorous administration are enough to dishearten any patriot.

John Wheeler
John Wheeler
  • Arr Livingston

I am thankful for what we and the world have gone thru that we had this administaratin and not McCain. As bad as they have done rominny will do worse in my opinion. I don't think it is prudent to exchange a bad apple for a rotten one just because the one you have is bad.

John Wheeler
John Wheeler
  • Arr Livingston

If you acctualy look at the past legislation in our federal gov for the past two years the Dems have done or tried to do far more the the repubs. If I am wrong site the legislation please.

John Wheeler
John Wheeler
  • Arr Livingston

I am all for and salute our military and veterans to the max. I dislike the wrongful use of them politicaly as is now happening. Quit using them and support them !!

Betty McGalliard
Betty McGalliard

We need to bring them all home, and then make it easier for them to fit back in to society by helping them with medical treatment, job searches, and education. The VA is a joke. Soldiers wait months for help. And the GI bill is also very hard and complicated to use. Disability claims can take years. They didn't hesitate to do their duty, and the VA should not hesitate to provide help. Romney wants to increase military spending, but only for the manufacturers, not to help the soldiers!

Colleen Loughmiller
Colleen Loughmiller
  • Betty McGalliard

No. Mitt wants the fix the VA, support families, and provide training for the returning vets. He respects our veterans.

Mitt wants to help soldiers. He wants to make American military the strongest in the world to help protect our soldiers. He wants to fix the VA, support military families, and respect and support our military with proper equipment. He has the back of our military.

Betty McGalliard
Betty McGalliard
  • Betty McGalliard

Mitt changes his stance wherever the wind blows. Look at Ryan's record on his votes for things that would help soldiers (not the military industrialists). He has voted against everything that would help them.

Betty McGalliard
Betty McGalliard
  • Betty McGalliard

Gerald, YOU need to look up that story about military paying for their own medical. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/veteranshealth.asp This link will explain it to you.

Orville Barnes
Orville Barnes

I don't agree with your last sentence--where it says encourages more soldiers to seek care--1. Why is it Mental Illness if a Soldier has a problem?

Raquel Dodd
Raquel Dodd
  • Orville Barnes

Why is it just a problem if he might kill himself??

Orville Barnes
Orville Barnes
  • Orville Barnes

All things start with a problem

Jeannie Odonnell-betzold
Jeannie Odonnell-betzold
  • Orville Barnes

Soldiers go through hell! If someone has reached the point of suicide it has become a mental illness called depression. Heard of it? Anyone who is at that point after giving so much of themselves for us. Should not have to ever feel so alone and shouldn't have to worry about going for help or care

John Bellesfield
John Bellesfield

Instead if getting in a debate you should be talking about supporting our troops in any way you can...

Oliver Leo Breeden Jr.
Oliver Leo Breeden Jr.
  • John Bellesfield

I support our troops but then again it is a hard thing to do when you served in Nam and the thanks we got when coming home and all we see now is the injured getting new cars and houses for their injuries and how many times do we have to see a family being surprised when someone comes home. My father met me at the airport and picked me up when I came home now half the town shows up. I am not jealous it just seems that ALL service personnel should be treated the shame. Check out the pay the...

I support our troops but then again it is a hard thing to do when you served in Nam and the thanks we got when coming home and all we see now is the injured getting new cars and houses for their injuries and how many times do we have to see a family being surprised when someone comes home. My father met me at the airport and picked me up when I came home now half the town shows up. I am not jealous it just seems that ALL service personnel should be treated the shame. Check out the pay the service personnel get compared to what we got as well as the other wars. I get sick of the complaints like my vehicle does not have enough armor plate or my computer is broke and I can't get my e mails or watch my kids on you tube. We put extra sandbags in our trucks and we sometimes heard from home once a month. You can check with my family and you will find I wake up screaming quite a bit but I pray and cry it out. I am totally disabled, but trust me in this if the idiot in the White Hose gets reelected we had better be ready for a civil war in this country. You can see how much he has done for the military. Check out where he said they volunteered so they have to take what they get

Larry W. Mayes
Larry W. Mayes
  • John Bellesfield

Pilots, Tank crews and infantry once complained that the armor in their planes just let the bullets go through; their tanks couldn't take a hit; infantry moving long distances in a day, while an earlier generation flew in canvas and wood; tanks couldn't make 10MPH on flat ground and often broke down; infantry struggled one mudhole forward and one back for weeks and months in rain and snow. R & R was rare casualties with milder wounds were sent back to the front and legs lopped off as if the...

Pilots, Tank crews and infantry once complained that the armor in their planes just let the bullets go through; their tanks couldn't take a hit; infantry moving long distances in a day, while an earlier generation flew in canvas and wood; tanks couldn't make 10MPH on flat ground and often broke down; infantry struggled one mudhole forward and one back for weeks and months in rain and snow. R & R was rare casualties with milder wounds were sent back to the front and legs lopped off as if the men were meat in a butcher shop.

WWI was the War to End All Wars and set the stage for more conflict with WWII, the rise of Hitler and the rage of Islam, by the vehicles such as the League of National and that ever impotent UN that Obama is trying to shuffle us into like a deck of cards. Sure this scheme might work if all parties were interested in peace and stability, but they are NOT!

It was hurtful that the Hanoi Janes had more influence than the people on the ground in Vietnam. I waited over 20 years to hear those words "Welcome Home" from other than family and I stayed in that place. In the eyes of the world, the American was the good guys, but the bad guys relentlessly play games with other nations have stirred a hornet's nest and have put our nation and our troops under it. We can't put our troops in the same situation as we were in the wake of Vietnam. The Vietnam Veteran is bigger than that if we are to be true to our nation and the troops we passed the torch to and now find themselves in harms way. I'm sick of complaints about the better treatment of our troops than we were. They faced the enemies that surrounded themselves and now face the enemies within that is causing some to kill themselves. They are sustaining injuries that we did not! Are you going to continue to cry for your past pain while they face internal burdens from their wounds. You are right! We face a grave danger in the people who run this war from the top and our AMMUNITION MUST BE VOTES TO TOSS THEM OUT. We can't get that job done if we are worried about our generation when our grandchildren are the next in line to protect this great nation!

Matt Bavuso
Matt Bavuso
  • John Bellesfield

Larry W. Mayes Get the UN out of the US. and get tne US out of the UN. For the greatest and powerful nation ever, it's stupid that we only get one vote, on a par with many third world countries.

Sandra Allen
Sandra Allen
  • John Bellesfield

Larry W. Mayes We have the Apache helo's now, there are anti tank missles now.

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