Letter From Congressman Tim Ryan to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki:
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A World Without PTSD: Dawson Church’s Keynote Speech at the “Veterans, Trauma and Treatment” Conference
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Welcome to the Veterans Stress Project
Hundreds of thousands of US military personnel are returning from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones. An estimated 300,000 of them suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. One of these is former Marine Blake Miller, pictured here after the 2004 Battle of Fallujah.
Our society did little to rehabilitate the veterans returning from Vietnam. The result was thousands of lives ruined by alcohol and drug addiction, mental illness, suicide, and spousal abuse—to say nothing of the high emotional and medical costs borne by society as a whole
We now face a stark choice. Will we repeat this mistake with our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan? Or will we help them heal?
The Veterans Stress Project is determined to make a difference. It offers returning vets free or low-cost sessions using Energy Psychology, a method which many therapists and coaches are using to help veterans with PTSD to get their lives back. To see a video of vets using EFT, the most widely-used Energy Psychology method, visit this page for several examples and information.
The Iraq Vets Stress Project is an initiative of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, a nonprofit research and teaching institution not affiliated with the government or any religious group. NIIH studies a group of therapies called Energy Psychology, which have a proven track record in releasing emotional trauma. You can click here to read the story of a Vietnam vet with PTSD who had not been helped by years of conventional therapy, but whose symptoms disappeared dramatically and quickly after treatment with Energy Psychology.
This site lists therapists who treat veterans and their families at low or no cost. SMI also studies the results of Energy Psychology treatments on PTSD and other emotional traumas.