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Posttraumatic Growth Proves You Can Be Stronger After Trauma

By Ken Falke, Josh Goldberg — 2019

As a society, we think about mental health in binary terms. Either someone is OK or they are not. If they aren't OK, and they seek help, they are normally diagnosed, and their symptoms of distress are treated with a combination of talk therapy and medication, with the goal to make them feel less uncomfortable. Success is regarded as a meaningful, albeit often short-lived, reduction in their symptoms.

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‘A Way to Talk About It’

A veteran turned to art to try to heal his trauma. There he found solace and meaning. Now he helps others.

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“Which One Is the Real Me?”—A Veteran’s Transition and Identity Crisis

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How veterans’ struggles can lead to post-traumatic growth

In the wake of repeated deployments, visible and invisible injuries, and repeated disconnection, our service members and their families are struggling ― struggling to be well, to connect, to feel, to adjust and to stay together.

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What Is Post-Traumatic Growth?

Traumatic experiences don’t always have to result in long-term negative consequences. Research proves that exponential growth can actually result from traumatic events instead.

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Returning Vets Face ‘Warring Identities’ Distress

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Resolving the Identity Crisis When Leaving the Military

For the first time in my life, I had to figure out who I was, I had to find my why, and I had to determine what I truly wanted for my life.

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Lonely Men on Campus: Student Veterans Struggle to Fit In

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Veterans Combat Feelings of Isolation with Flag-Carrying Relay through Nine States

Every year, more than 250,000 Americans transition from active duty to civilian life. Sometimes, that comes with feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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The Unexpected Loneliness of Combat Vets and POWs with PTSD

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Post-Traumatic Growth