Operation Song in Murfreesboro is a non-profit group that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans and their families to help them tell their stories through song. To date, Operation Song has produced more than 600 songs with Veterans of WWII to those currently serving
The program focuses on U.S. Veterans struggling with disabilities.
Being outside, in nature is something that helps U.S. Veterans who have returned with PTSD. A program called Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing works with Veterans in our community.
A United States Marine Corps Veteran with diagnosed PTSD allegedly called his wife at work and told her that if she did not come home, he would kill the family dog.
While it's normal to experience stress after a traumatic event, you should seek the help of a professional if it lasts longer than three months, disrupts your home or work life or you find yourself reliving the event frequently and experiencing flashbacks.
"Someone experiencing PTSD will typically mentally and emotionally relive the event," said Dr. Burley. "In some cases they will go out of their way to make constant efforts to avoid reminders of the event, and develop signs of overwhelming sensitivity to changes in the local environment."
"Many Tennesseans have had their safe, routine lives changed by traumatic events such as ice storms, floods, tornadoes, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other events," said E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Anxiety is a huge obstacle to overcome in life and is often triggered by major events like the death of a loved on. She also stated that her childhood...
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