mental health

Why Some Young Vets Are Becoming Personal Trainers

"If veterans can take their skills—the teaching others, the physical fitness, and the service element—and they can make a career out of it, it’s like they never left the service. They’re doing the same thing except they don’t have a gun in their hands."
Rajul Punjabi

A New Documentary Shows How Vets Are Using Weed and Ayahuasca to Treat PTSD

Approximately 20 vets take their own lives every day. Could using ayahuasca and weed to treat mental illness improve that statistic?
Kevin Franciotti
mental health

Military Kids Face Unique Challenges to Their Mental Health

I still feel rootless and restless, stir crazy and uncomfortable with people knowing me for too long.
Madelyn Brown
reproductive rights

It’s Even Harder to Get an Abortion if You’re in the Military

TRICARE, the military’s health insurance, won't cover abortions except in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. Women often have to go off base and pay out of pocket for their care.
Gia Miller
Holy Shit

This Is How You ‘Grow’ an Ear on Someone’s Arm

A soldier lost her left ear in a car crash so doctors grew her a new one on her arm.
Jesse Hicks
On Edge

Neighborhoods Need to Be Designed More Like Military Bases

Bases are now built with a focus on mental health.
Emily Cassel

The Army Will Now Consider People Previously Deemed Unfit for Service

Senator John McCain blasted the move, which comes as the Army faces a higher recruitment goal than last year.
Jesse Hicks
mental health

The First Study on Marijuana for Vets With PTSD Is in Danger of Being Shut Down

The researchers haven’t been able to recruit enough subjects.
Ed Cara

Ecstasy Is Now Being Taken Seriously By the FDA

The drug just received “breakthrough” status as a treatment for severe PTSD.
Jesse Hicks
Fighting Words

Poor Healthcare Is to Blame for 20 Veteran Suicides a Day

"We're failing the men and women who put it all on the line for our country."
Mark Russell
mental health

The Military Still Gives Benzos to Troops with PTSD Despite Clear Risks

And other disillusioning findings from a new RAND report.
Ed Cara
trumpocalypse now

The Military Spends 5 Times More on Viagra Than it Would on Trans Soldiers' Care

Yet Donald Trump said "tremendous medical costs" played into decision to ban trans people from serving in the military.
Susan Rinkunas