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Entries for the ‘Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)’ Category

Homeless Veterans Fastest Growing Segment Is Female Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. When most people picture a veteran, it’s a male. And the same holds true for homeless veterans. But the truth is that the Department of Veterans Affairs has found that female veterans, including those with children, are the fastest-growing share of homeless veterans. Female veterans are two to four times as likely […]

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Former Forest Ranger Ordered to Pay Judgement to Disabled Vet

By Debbie Gregory. U.S. District Judge Judith C. Herrera has ordered a former U.S. Forest Service ranger to pay nearly $600,000 to a disabled Army veteran and another camper for violating their civil rights by using excessive force during their 2014 arrests at the Juan Tomas campground in the mountains east of Albuquerque. Former U.S. […]

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Tragedy at the Yountville, CA VA Claims Four Lives

By Debbie Gregory. Albert Wong was a veteran with demons. And last week, those demons surfaced as Wong gunned down three mental health clinicians at a residential program for traumatized veterans at the Yountville VA before taking his own life. Wong shot and killed Pathway Home executive director Christine Loeber, staff therapist Jen Golick and […]

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Army Veteran Facing Deportation on Suicide Watch

By Debbie Gregory. Miguel Perez Jr. discovered the hard way that two tours of duty in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, a green card and PTSD are no shield from U.S. immigration laws. Because of a 2010 felony drug conviction, Perez has been placed in a Kenosha, Wisconsin detention center, awaiting a possible deportation. Military […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the Navy for Unfair Discharges

By Debbie Gregory. A marine veteran has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that post-traumatic stress disorder and other traumatic mental health issues were the reason he and veterans like him received less than honorable discharges. Due to these “bad paper” discharges, the veterans have been denied VA benefits and other support. […]

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