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Christmas trees stacked on a flatbed truck, a scene in which he was running away from battle — these were the recurring dreams that haunted Roger after his service as a medic in Vietnam. For years he lived with undiagnosed PTSD and a series of outbursts he called “career-altering moments.” Finally, an intervention by trusted… Read more »
A discussion of eight Battlefield Skills that Make Life in the Civilian World Challenging.
Karin A. CravenWhen I stop by for a visit, one veteran opens up about his experiences as an army medic in Korea, after weeks of not talking about anything personal. He hasn’t joined the usual American Legion Hall or the VFW because he doesn’t want to sit down at bars and rehash war stories. He… Read more »
Throughout our nation, troops are returning home from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their adjustment from military to civilian life has its challenges. My focus in this article will be on providing pastoral care to the returning veteran.
by the Rev. Ralph Garlin Clingan I have included here some seamier aspects of military service and US history. Not only our beloved Presbyterians for Disability Concerns (PDC) network but all of our social justice networks of the Presbyterian Health, Education & Welfare Association (PHEWA) must address the problems created by combat. We children of… Read more »
By Amy BlumenshineMany family members and loved ones of recent veterans wonder how to be helpful to veterans after their deployments. Unfortunately, in the realm of human behavior, one size does not fit all. There is no guide to what to say. Veterans will have had very different experiences in war-time deployments. The nature of… Read more »
A collection of resources to help veterans and their families cope with trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
A poem for Access Sunday 2010.
Models of Ministry features the recipients of the Florence Iversen Kraft Award, presented first in 2000 and at each General Assembly since. The award goes to a congregation that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in ministry with those who suffer from serious mental illness and their families.
This policy approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008) uses the biblical theme of exile to describe the challenges experienced by persons living with a serious mental illness.