Veterans diagnosed with non-combat PTSD but denied service connection frequently express a common frustration: “How can the VA say this never happened to me? I’m not lying!” But rather than accusing Veterans of stretching the truth, the VA will often cite a lack of evidence as reason for denial. With…

PTSD Among Aviators

Often, when someone pictures post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among our Veterans they think of individuals who served on the ground, especially those who served the infantry, tanks, and artillery. Most people don’t think about PTSD among aviators, whether they are pilots, air crew, door gunners, first aid personnel, medics,…

Many of our nation’s Veterans who have come home from Afghanistan and Iraq experienced traumatic events while serving in combat zones. They may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But it is often difficult for a young man or woman who remains physically strong to admit he or she has a…

Veterans often express a common concern regarding their Second Amendment rights when we ask them about filing a disability claim for PTSD: “I don’t want to file for PTSD because I don’t want the VA to take my guns away.” Misconceptions abound when it comes to VA benefits and the…

With the passage of the Farm Bill by President Trump in 2018, Hemp based CBD use is on the rise in the Veteran community. One Colorado company, WarFighter Hemp, is using this economic opportunity to give back to this group. All too frequently, combat injured veterans are prescribed powerful opiates…