Starting Over: The Daily Struggles of Accepting & Living with PTSD

So I noticed now that I am trying to take good care of myself that even the smallest of things is a difficult task to manage when you have PTSD. I sit here wondering how this could have happened and why it happened to me. I wish every day that I didn’t have PTSD and … More Starting Over: The Daily Struggles of Accepting & Living with PTSD

Deadly Force: Police and the Mentally Ill

About this series Five separate fatal shootings of mentally ill people by Maine police in 2011 prompted the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram to examine law enforcement’s use of deadly force. Since 1990, police have fired on 101 people, many of them mentally ill, and in every case the state attorney general ruled that the … More Deadly Force: Police and the Mentally Ill

Military provides inadequate care for injuries suffered during sexual assaults

Military provides inadequate care for injuries suffered during sexual assaults Some women in the military are still receiving inadequate care for sexual assault, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published Tuesday found. The report found that “not all first responders had completed the required training,” even after a 2005 Department of Defense directive mandated “a comprehensive policy … More Military provides inadequate care for injuries suffered during sexual assaults