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Military sexual assault survivors face broken VA treatment system

Survivors of military sexual assault testified before a House subcommittee about yet another way the armed services fail them - this time over treating trauma through the Veterans Health Administration.Full story

'Prolonged exposure' therapy may help vets with PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Therapy that involves repeatedly processing painful memories and approaching anxiety-provoking situations in a safe way may ease symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans, a new study suggests. Full story

Unraveling PTSD: New Look Reveals How Disorder May Progress

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often show differences in certain brain areas compared to healthy people, but it's been difficult for researchers to determine whether these differences are a cause or a consequence of the condition. Full story

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Sexual problems may linger after rape

For Veterans, Mental Health Care Often Fragmented

Experts: Media May Be Second Prison for Cleveland Abductees

U.S. soldier accused of Afghan killings faces "sanity" review

U.S. soldier charged in 2009 Iraq shootings to appear in court

Overcrowded ERs, PTSD signs tied in heart patients

U.S. Army to build soldier "resilience" to fight suicides, violence

Death penalty court-martial sought in Bales case

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  Medal of Honor winner on the need for hiring US veterans

Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer is the spokesperson for the Hiring Our Heroes program taht seeks to place veterans in jobs. Meyer joins author and former Marine Bing West and MSNBC's Col. Jack Jacobs to discuss the need for hiring veterans.

  ‘Rescued’ dogs helping soldiers cope with PTSD

The group Guardians of Rescue are helping veterans deal with PTSD by linking them up with canine companions, NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.

  Biking with Bush

Former President George W. Bush hosts the Warrior 100k, a three day mountain bike race that involves military service members. Jon Ward, reporter for the Huffington Post, joined Bush for the event and reports on what the president had to say.

  Famed sniper’s wife speaks out

The wife of famed Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle speaks out for the first time since her husband’s death four months ago. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Military suicide rate raising alarms

Last year, more military men and women died from suicide than on the battlefield in Afghanistan. NBC’s Alex Wagner shares the struggles of soldiers suffering from PTSD and the non-profit groups aiming to save them.

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Aarin Ivans writes a diary at San Bruno Corrections
Aarin Ivans writes a diary at San Bruno Corrections

Aarin Ivans, A Marine veteran, is writing his diary, trying to understand the accounts that brought him to be an inmate at the San Bruno Correction Facility.Jan 2012***For promotion of an upcoming story by Leeor Kaufman about California inmates being treated for PTSD in jail****

Floyd 'Shad' Meshad, The founder of the National Veterans Foundation pose for a photograph in his office, Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, March 29, 2012Note: this is for Veterans with PTSD reflect on Sgt. Bales story