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Combat Stress launches new mental health magazine

Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, has relaunched its magazine which now aims to help anyone struggling with mental health problems… More information


Mental Health Awareness wallet cards

Handy wallet cards promoting mental health awareness and well-being have been sent to UK Units and stations… More information


Strange few days

Too hot, well tired, sore eyes, tingly hands, and definitely ‘hyper-aware’ for more than a few days, I ended up at the docs today and saw SWMBO’s  “Dr. 107 more words


Stop Stressing

STRESS.  Everyone has had it, felt it, been overwhelmed by it, failed at overcoming it, and have had it rule moments in their lives.  High stress can lead to an array of health problems including obesity, heart disease, and depression.   778 more words

Brenna Backe

PTSD and Gene Kelly’s Lost Wartime Star Turn

by Michael Sappol

Before there was PTSD there was shell shock and combat fatigue and Gene Kelly’s Combat Fatigue Irritability.

Combat Fatigue Irritability was made during World War II as a “naval training film” (although, unlike most military training films, there is very little training going on in this film). 1,148 more words


Antonella Barberini reblogged this on PTSD Beautiful Trauma and commented:

Since a young Italian girl, the impact of the aftermath of WWI and WWII, into music and cinema took my attention. It goes without saying, that also justifies why I am running this website in english, British and American cultures still have a huge influence on the Italian mood. Something that was so evident, for example, was the massive musicals after WWII. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Fred Astaire were the leading Hollywood stars of a joyful, but yet moving and educational movie making. They were made to convey a message of hope and spirit up lifting after misery, loss and grief. Today wars are dispatched all over the world, and governements name them "Peace Missions to bring democracy". Words are important, they give a meaning to thoughts. Modern wars are lasting fifteen years? Ok, I will keep my thought silent for respect to deployed, right? But my reflection goes to music then. Which impact do these 'missions' have on our social and civil environement, today? None. Movies ...very good for action which guys are keen on, and then videogames. Outburst of violence which lead fragile minds to no sense. True story, I was driving through a Normandy highway, visiting Omaha, and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, when my ex boyfriend (for a reason) told me excited as a cow "Look at that, I have already been there!!!" "What you mean?" "Yes, I fell out an helicopter with my riflegun and shot all those fu*kers around on these plains." He was serious, and seriously damaged on his cells brain. This is it. Parisian region, and especially suburbs, are made of young vulnerable minds lost in a combat videogame. What's the purpose? None. Before there was PTSD there was shell shock and combat fatigue and Gene Kelly’s Combat Fatigue Irritability.

In It For the Long Run: 5 Facts Every Distance Runner Knows

This week, temps have been hitting the 60s — are we sure it’s February & that spring is still 27 days away?! I finally had the chance to get outside for a three-mile run, the longest I’ve done in awhile. 531 more words