On April 22, 2019 Cristina Mendonsa and KFBK's iHeart radio discussed the devastating statistics of veteran suicides now at 21 veterans per day. Dr. Keenan was interviewed along with a female combat nurse who has completed the core program developed by Keenan. Two interviews are provided; one at 5 a.m. and the other at 8
On March 29, 2019 the CPTG partnered with the Sutter Healthcare military veterans arm to bestow honor and recognition to all Vietnam-era veterans who served and sacrificed long ago. Over 50 veterans, their families, and other veteran organizations, including the California Army National Guard and the Sacramento News Radio station KFBK; hosted by Cristina Mendonsa
I recently read a New York Times article about an episode of the hit TV show, "This Is Us" and the Vietnam war story line; co-written by Tim O'Brien, author of "Things They Carried". Not that the article is so eye opening, but the embedded You Tube movie scene is what brought emotion and tears.
This month Senator Martha McSally took a leap of courage and faith, addressing the nation about her own personal military sexual trauma (MST). A decorated combat veteran, Ms. McSally explained her reasons for not coming forward sooner and the rape culture that persists in the military. From a societal standpoint there seems to be an
In his story covered in the New York Times in January, 2019, former US Marine and Iraq war veteran Russell Worth Parker shares his difficulties in "translating" his personal experiences in war to those at home. Embedded in the article Parker writes, “So I have stayed as I am, without regret, separated from the normal