Warrior Connection – 05.24.15

We continue our efforts on education to taking care of our warriors with a discussion with Jim Dolan. Jim is the Executive Director of the Laurus Foundation, an organization to advance the lives of individuals with disabilities and he is the co-founder of The Healer Warrior Initiative. The Healer Warrior Initiative, is a self-healthcare training program teaching Veterans to take better care of themselves, their families, and their fellow Veterans using non-invasive therapies to reduce physical, emotional and mental pain in order to reduce the high number of veteran suicides.

Jim also serves on the board of scientific and professional advisers for The Institute for Traumatic Stress. He is also the co-chair of the Illinois Joining Forces Behavioral Health Working Group’s Complimentary and Alternative Medicine subcommittee.

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Warrior Connection – 05.17.15

We continued with our ongoing discussion on ways for solving the ptsd and suicide crises. the following pts brochure (it is attached- please post- distribute) and a focus on a higher calling such as described in “MY QUILT” ” from an unknown author can help. We all need to make the choice to move forward and grow based on the trauma we experienced. As discussed during this weeks program we can all excel and survive but it requires effort, dedication, and acceptance of help.

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Warrior Connection – 05.10.15

During May 10 warrior Connection Denise and Doug discussed last weeks Va research Advisory board meeting and round table discussion with a bunch of vets, hot line investigation under U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (DC 202 224-5274 or Miami 305-536-5999) , and DoD admission hot line for chemical exposures. ODS, OIF OEF OND VETS SHOULD CALL ARMY HOT LINE AT 800 497 6261 if they think they were exposed to ensure medical care and notify their va or civilian primary care physician.

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Warrior Connection – 05.03.15

A discussion with Dr / Colonel Bart Billings on his book

FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Getting Back to Normal –

Dr. Bart Billings has served in the U.S. Army for approximately 34 years, both as an Enlisted Combat Engineer and a Medical Service Corps Officer. He has treated and educated tens of thousands of veterans as a clinical psychologist in the military and civilian private practice.

Warrior Connection – 04.12.15

Why are so many of our young Military personnel so messed up?

Many people think that Wounded Warriors are mainly comprised of those who have gone overseas to defend our Country. That is true to a great extent, but many of those who have not been deployed are also showing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress.

Warrior Connection – 04.05.15

During the April 5 warrior connection  we  continue our discussion on suicide, medical care, and the va mess and how to correct it in honor of ssg paul lyons.  Draft suggestions include:  ALL THE PERTINENT DOCUMENTS ARE FULLY DISTRIBUTED   VA- DOD LEADERS must PUBICALLY ADMIT the CORRELATION BETWEEN TOXIC EXPOSURES AND ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS as already known in internal reports. …