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Op-Ed: A Story of Patriotism -- and Its True Costs -- at Maywood's Way Back Inn

Saturday, July 4, 2015 || By Michael Romain 

The life of Deborah Stevens (pictured above), a Navy veteran afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), could’ve been another tragic paragraph in what has become a numbingly familiar tale in the United States—home of the free, land of the brave. 672 more words

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Paramedics & PTSD : Public Enemy

It was recently announced that the Ombudsman of Toronto will be launching an investigation into how the Toronto Paramedic Service is handling stress related injuries among it’s members(Article… 1,481 more words


Why I Will Tell You That I've Been in Hospital

I’ve been home from hospital for three weeks, and back at work for two weeks. I only work several hours each week, but there were staff who’d noticed my absence. 304 more words


We're Up All Night to Get Lucky

I’m up after 2 a.m. which, for me, is no surprise, but this time I’m not alone.  My husband, Nick, is awake with me, laughing and watching… 241 more words


The Other Side of Me by D.L. "Tex" Swafford and Jim Bob Swafford

The resigned stare on the face that fills the back cover of The Other Side of Me: Memoirs of a Vietnam Marine (CreateSpace, 169 pp., $12.25, paper) pretty much tells the book’s entire story. 408 more words



The word “Calm” is often used, but learning to acknowledge this feeling and being present in the moment is easier said than done.  At certain times over the last couple of years, for me there has been no calmness just chaos.   320 more words


The Fourth of July is a Conflicting Day for Me

The fourth of July is a conflicting day for me. The day to celebrate our country’s independence. This day was made possible and is preserved by soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen. 322 more words

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