Resources for PTSD & Mental Health

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Veterans No Longer Need to "Re-Prove" PTSD

Kelly Kennedy at the Air Force Times reports that the Veteran Affairs Department will no longer require veterans already diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder filing a disability claim to provide an additional written verification that they had witnessed or experienced a traumatic event.

Assault Victims Seek Military Justice

Judy Holland of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer carefully documents sexual assault within the military. Statistics and victims’ stories provide context for proposed legislation that would require an investigation into the handling of these cases and provide support for female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Honoring a Victim of PTSD

Linda Tyssen of the Mesabi Daily News reports on the naming of AMVETS Post 33 after Noah Charles Pierce: a 23-year-old Army veteran of the war in Iraq who committed suicide in July, following a battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Weathering the Trauma Storms: Developing Interviewing Techniques

Nearly every journalist in the course of their career will interview people who have experienced significant trauma. But how many receive any training for the task? This article describes how role-playing traumatic incidents might give student journalists valuable insight and hone crucial interviewing skills.

"Without a Scratch"

Washington Post reporters Anne Hull and Dana Priest have continued their investigation of Walter Reed Army Medical Center by focusing on the Army's care for soldier's suffering from PTSD and other mental health problems.