As the Author of the #1 Amazon National-International Best Seller War Memoir “Battling the Storm Within” about living 20 years undiagnosed with PTSD, MST and the GWI. My mission is to empower others to address their own personal traumas, be healed, restored and live again. I believe in telling the truth, living the truth and being the truth. I will share the truth for it sets you free. I have battled my storm that was within me and won, so can you! Peace and blessings Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon
Maybe your partner doesn’t hit you, but he calls you fat and ugly each time he gets upset. Maybe he doesn’t hit you, but he confiscates your paycheck and only doles out enough money for the bare essentials. Maybe he doesn’t hit you, but he forces you to have sex whether or not you want to.
BOISE - A local veteran is trying to help other veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress by using nature. Trevor Hill created Zero Hour Expeditions after his own struggle with post-traumatic stress and being able to adjust to life after war.
On Friday, President Obama signed into law a groundbreaking piece of legislation that grants basic rights to survivors of sexual assault—one that protects those who come forward to report and bring their cases to court and amends how rape kits are handled in sexual assault cases.
Oct. 7 marks 15 years since the war began in Afghanistan. It’s still going, but no one is paying attention anymore. I remember reading George C. Herring’s book “America’s Longest War” when I was studying history as an undergrad and couldn’t wrap my head around how the conflict in Vietnam could have gone on as long as it did. I naively assured myself that despite how horrific the toll of that war was, at least we had learned from our mistakes and would never let that happen again. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Hi, My name is Jeph Jones! I`m a combat veteran, I did two tours in Iraq with 101st Airborne Division. In 2011 I had suicidal thoughts. I was at the point where I was like, “F— this life, I don’t want to live anymore.”
Clay Hunt, a Marine who received a Purple Heart in Iraq and committed suicide in 2011, after whom was named the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.
The popular imagination has often pictured the war veteran as a gregarious hero, eager to repeat a trove of cherished war stories. As a veteran of combat in World War II, I can only say that has not been my experience.
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — In Marine Corps boot camp, Thomas Weaver learned to endure punches, kicks and choking by drill instructors in the Third Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island, S.C. When one instructor repeatedly bashed his head against a doorway, he kept quiet and acted as if it were no big deal. But what he eventually could not take was the lying that covered up the abuse.
Tenley Lozano, a disabled female Veteran, describes the stereotypes and daily traumas of her service - sexual harassment, chronic migraines and PTS
If you look at closely at the woman standing by herself, you may catch a glimpse of ink etched into her skin, evidence of her years in the military—adventures and travels shown in colorful detail. Mountains rise from her left arm in watercolor patterns just below her shirtsleeve, symbolizing her first unit as a Coast Guard officer where she spent two and a half years on a ship stationed in the Pacific Northwest. At just over five feet tall with light brown hair and green eyes, she is petite with a muscular build.