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Marc and Brittnay Harrington

Warrior Couples Find Healing, Connection at WWP Mental Health Workshops

DALLAS — Warrior couples from across the nation regularly attend Wounded Warrior Project® multi-day mental health workshops that are held regionally. These gatherings are often the first time warriors leave their homes as couples to…


Photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Air Force

PTSD and Marriage: 5 Things Spouses Need to Know

by Amy Bushatz, Military.com [This article was originally featured on Military.com. Reprinted by permission.] You never invited combat stress or post-traumatic stress disorder to be a part of your marriage. But there it is anyway,…


Rosemary Freitas Williams, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy, stated in an Oct. 14, article on dodlive.mil that domestic violence prevention “starts with respect – specifically, to hold in esteem or honor, to show regard or consideration for someone’s rights or preferences.” Not by accident, each of the military services has a set of core values to live by; they include the words “respect,” “service before self,” or “honor.” Just as each service branch has its set of core values, so should every relationship, personal or professional. The Department of Defense is committed to preventing domestic abuse, encouraging prompt reporting, supporting victims and providing appropriate treatment or intervention for all family members affected by the sad business of abuse. - for more information http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2015/10/domestic-violence-prevention-everyone-deserves-a-life-free-of-abuse/#sthash.wlqiIYbF.dpuf (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

To hell and back: Army veteran, domestic abuse survivor tells her story

by Kyle Johnson Editor’s note: The story contains graphic descriptions from a personal account of a domestic and child abuse victim – May not be suitable for all readers. “Go get undressed and get into…


Amber Staton is a Prince George County, Va., resident who is slowly putting her life back together after her husband, Adam, committed suicide in May of 2014. She aspires to help others to spare them the misery of her experience.

‘He never left my side:’ Spouse torn between saving her family, her husband and his career

Story by Terrance Bell Mere moments into her first conversation with him, she was overcome with a peaceful bliss. “I knew the day I met him,” said Amber Staton, reminiscing about her introduction to 18-year-old…


Art Therapy: Not your traditional couch session