PTSD in the Washington Region – Hidden in Plain Sight

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Living in the National Capitol Region, we share the area with many military installations and service members. Americans pride themselves on supporting the military. People rally around the returning troops, attend fundraisers to help support individuals, brave freezing December temperatures to lay wreaths at military cemeteries, and countless other opportunities to show their gratitude. Some even …

The Value of Getting Out of Town

  In an earlier post, I advised readers to plan for their summer vacations.  There is a tremendous value both physical and mental for taking time off. Now that summer is here, and I hope you have scheduled your time off, I want to push you out of the Northern Virginia nest. It’s easy to want to plan a “stay-cation.” …