Is Medical Marijuana the Solution to the Veteran Opioid Crisis?
Studies suggest that medical cannabis might be an effective PTSD treatment. The VA has come out against bills that would allow for further research.
How Lakota Horse Culture Is Helping Treat Child Trauma in South Dakota
Greg Grey Cloud is combining traditional Lakota horse rituals with equine therapy to treat PTSD—and much more.
The Psychological Aftermath of Surviving School Shootings
The recent Parkland student suicides call attention to the long-term effects of school shootings on mental health, academic performance, and economic achievement.
Rethinking Our Approach to Mental Trauma
A conversation with psychologist Ken Falke, who uses the concept of post-traumatic growth—which emphasizes that there can be positive consequences to trauma and suffering—to help combat veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Victims of Spousal Abuse Are Losing Their Children to Social Services
Across the country, there are hundreds of instances where children are removed from the custody of a parent who has suffered from domestic abuse at the hands of a partner.
For African-American Men, a Physical Injury Can Cause a Lot of Mental Pain
A new study finds that African-American men who are victims of a violent injury often pull away from their emotional support networks as a result, making recovery that much more difficult.
Once the Water Recedes, the Mental-Health Problems Emerge
There's a good chance Hurricane Harvey will leave behind higher rates of PTSD, and an increase in problem drinking.
How a Soldier Haunted by War Plotted His Own Demise
An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to subscribers.
The Best Reporting on Children With Post-Traumatic Stress
What happens to children and teenagers exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods.
Study: Mindfulness Training Produces Less-Stressed Marines
Marines who took an eight-week course in the basics of mindfulness recovered from stress faster following an intense training session that replicated battlefield conditions.
Could Community Service Be the Answer for Veterans With PTSD?
By helping others, Michael "Doc" Piper has finally found a way to cope with his anger, nightmares, and flashbacks.