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Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) & belonging

Below are the best resources we could find on Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and belonging.

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Our Lonely Society Makes It Hard to Come Home from War | Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger has seen war up close, and he knows the impact that battlefield trauma has on soldiers.

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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding—“tribes.” This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

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‘It Never Stops Shaping You’: The Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse – And How to Survive It

Child sexual abuse is frighteningly common and hugely damaging. But a new project is collecting survivors’ stories – and revealing what is needed to heal

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Where War Ends: A Combat Veteran’s 2,700-Mile Journey to Heal―Recovering from PTSD and Moral Injury through Meditation

Winner of a 2019 Foreword INDIES Silver Book of the Year Award After serving in a scout-sniper platoon in Mosul, Tom Voss came home carrying invisible wounds of war—the memory of doing or witnessing things that went against his fundamental beliefs.

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Why Seeking Help Is a Sign of Strength | Dave Smith | TEDxTrondheim

Have you ever felt alone and disconnected from any and everything around you? Have you ever withdrawn from the world when faced with discomforting situations, unfamiliar places and foreign faces? Dave Smith has. New dad Dave moved to Trondheim in 2015 in the pursuit of love.

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Finding Purpose through Community Service

Volunteer programs help Vets reintegrate into society, improve mental health.

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Sebastian Junger Examines Veteran Life After Leaving Tribe

Sebastian Junger’s book Tribe looks at soldiers returning home from war. He tells NPR’s Scott Simon that veterans often don’t feel like they belong to the society they fought for.

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