The National Veterans Foundation Women Veteran Outreach Director Kristine Hesse was featured on a recent KTLA News segment on the subject of Post Traumatic Stress in women Veterans. The subject of women Veteran PTSD and suicide received national media attention recently when US Air Force Captain Jamie Burnett committed suicide. It is suspected that Burnett was sexually assaulted while serving in Afghanistan.
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So here are the characters: a guy named Frenchy and a guy named Sneaky. Does this sound like a 1940’s film noir opening? Let me introduce you to two unforgettable characters, both Vietnam vets.
Los Angeles might be the largest urban area in the richest country of the world. But you wouldn't know that if you were standing in downtown LA's Skid Row, seeing the sidewalks crowded with homeless, many of them veterans, many more of them mentally ill, on crutches, or in wheelchairs.
It seems like the more we know about PTSD, the more there is to know. While the term PTSD didn’t enter our language until the 1980’s, writers since Herodotus have been describing it. I’ve talked here before about the various treatments in use now, modalities that range from holistic to pharmaceutical. One thing I didn’t mention earlier was hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, the application of pure oxygen.