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Veterans Day, November 11, 2020: Mental Health

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Mental Health

Faces of recovery : treatments that help PTSD, TBI, and moral injury / Eric Newhouse. 

 

Vets for vets : harnessing the power of vets to heal / Gerald D. Alpern, Ph.D. 

This book is base on decades of Dr. Alpern's work with veterans.  It offers treatment techniques for veterans and practical tools and insights to help vets make a healthy transition from warrior to citizen. Each chapter is aimed at three groups of readers, family and friends of vets, mental health professionals and the vets themselves. 

 

The wounds within : a veteran, a PTSD therapist, and a nation unprepared / Mark I. Nickerson and Joshua S. Goldstein.

As America's longest wars end, hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Wounds Within follows the case of Marine Lance Corporal Jeff Lucey, who deployed early in the Iraq War, battled PTSD after returning home, and set his family on a decade-long campaign to reform the Veterans Affairs system and end the stigma around military-related mental health issues. Their story is told from the perspective of Jeff's psychotherapist, Mark Nickerson, an internationally recognized expert on trauma treatment. Driven by the family narrative, and by later case histories of Nickerson's veteran clients, the book explains PTSD and the methods by which it can be treated. With coauthor Joshua Goldstein, Nickerson engages the big issues of America's attempts to cope with the millions of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. The Wounds Within combines a compelling human drama with national policy and a clinical explanation of veterans' traumas. It will stand as the definitive account of PTSD in those who fought America's latest wars, and a much-needed source of information for their loved ones.-- From publisher description.