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Clint Eastwood's lonely vigilante of Dirty Harry days lives in American Sniper but now the killings have taken a toll and he has Post Traumatic Stress ~ which virtually all combat veterans have to some degree. The VA has been reluctant to tackle soul damage from veterans participating in military combat but my own extensive experience as a heart centered counselor and consultant with combat veterans with PTSD as well as recent studies have conclusively shown that it is a significant risk factor in the rising military suicide rate and it most certainly cannot be eliminated with drugs: Allen L Roland, Ph.D
take a closer look at the bagful of drugs (Care of big Pharma) that are
currently being thrown at Veterans as well as their adverse effects.
In an important April 13, 2012 research study abstract entitled ~ KILLING IN COMBAT MAY BE INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH SUICIDAL IDEATION ~ the SFVA released the following abstract which indicates the possibility of soul damage with combat veterans who by dehumanizing the enemy and killing them ~ become more dehumanized and suicide prone:
We utilized a cross-sectional, retrospective, nationally representative sample of Vietnam veterans from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). In order to perform a more in depth analysis, we utilized a subsample of these data, the NVVRS Clinical Interview Sample (CIS), which is representative of 1.3 million veterans who were eligible for the clinical interview by virtue of living in proximity to an interview site, located within 28 standard metropolitan regions throughout the United States.
I have long felt and have now proved that PTSD is really Post Traumatic Heart Disorder for a common symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the inability to give or receive love ~ which can obviously apply to non-veterans who have also suffered significant loss or emotional childhood and/or adult pain.
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Three years ago General Peter Chiarelli, the Army’s No. 2 officer, acknowledged there are more effective ways to treat PTSD than just drugs ~ a fact that we have have been proving for over five years with our heart centered Healing The Wounded Heart workshops for combat veterans with PTSD in Northern California.
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at email@example.com Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also a featured columnist on Veterans Today and guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net