Tag Archives: PTSD

THERE’S NO PLACE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental Health/Journal Notes/Slice of Life by:  Sheri de Grom Notes From My Journal – Monterey, California Late 1990s My office on Fort Ord was quieter than usual: no laughter, chatter or copy machines running. Usually the investigators bantered with each … Continue reading

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THE ELDERLY AND PTSD

Mental Health/PTSD by: Sheri de Grom Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a difficult mental health condition to treat and terrorizing to live with daily. I’ve written hundreds of pages in my journals, over the years, detailing my own difficulties with … Continue reading

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ALARMING VETERAN STATISTICS

One Woman’s Opinion/Veterans by – Sheri de Grom The American soldier offers his/her life that we may continue to live in freedom. I find the following numbers not only shocking but appalling. It’s no wonder that less than 1% of … Continue reading

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Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides

Check out this great MSN video – Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides.

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MENTAL HEALTH – MY THERAPIST HAS A GOLDEN HEART

My Therapist Has A Golden Heart – Mental Health The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom The headlines read, “Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues Advocates Say.” The operative word in the previous proclamation is ‘SHOULD.’ I … Continue reading

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BURN PITS – WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S . . .

Burn Pits – Where There’s Smoke, There’s . . . One Woman’s Opinion   By – Sheri de Grom Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are the most identified chronic diseases of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. … Continue reading

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IS THIS JUSTICE?

Is This Justice? One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom I’m having a difficult time reconciling the equality of military justice in the treatment of Army Major Nidal Hasan and that of Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. Both men are … Continue reading

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THE STARS ALIGN FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE 2012 BLOG AWARD

The Stars Align For The Continuation of The 2012 Blog Award By – Sheri de Grom On January 11, 2013, two of my favorite blogging friends awarded me with the final two stars I needed for my 2012 Blog Award. … Continue reading

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MILITARY MENTAL HEALTH and CONTRACTED CARE

Military Mental Health and Contracted Care One Woman’s Opinion   By – Sheri de Grom  Contractors are known for hiring mental health counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists that have no previous relationship or experience with military culture. Mental health … Continue reading

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Veterans Denied Service Dogs

Veterans Denied Service Dogs One Woman’s Opinion   By Sheri de Grom Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) are denied service dogs by The Department of Veterans Affairs. The decision was published in the Federal Register on September 6, … Continue reading

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