PTSD http://nwpr.org en How An Army Officer And Diplomat Wrote His Way Through Trauma http://nwpr.org/post/how-army-officer-and-diplomat-wrote-his-way-through-trauma In five wars over 10 years, Ron Capps shifted back and forth between being a U.S. Army officer and a State Department foreign service officer in some of the world's deadliest places.<p>In Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, he served as a senior military intelligence officer. In wartime Kosovo, Darfur and Rwanda, he worked as a diplomat out in the field, documenting violence and war. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:19:00 +0000 NPR Staff 45006 at http://nwpr.org How An Army Officer And Diplomat Wrote His Way Through Trauma New Army Report Finds Trouble With Behavioral Health System http://nwpr.org/post/new-army-report-finds-trouble-behavioral-health-system <p>The Army has more than doubled its number of military and civilian behavioral health workers in the past five years. It’s an important step. But it may not be enough. A report out today examines how the Army evaluates soldiers for mental health issues; it finds the system is riddled with problems. Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:06:24 +0000 Patricia Murphy 24011 at http://nwpr.org New Army Report Finds Trouble With Behavioral Health System Army Refuses To Release Investigation Into PTSD Probe At Madigan Army Medical Center http://nwpr.org/post/army-refuses-release-investigation-ptsd-probe-madigan-army-medical-center <p></p><p>The Army says it won’t release the investigation into how Madigan Army Medical Center handled some soldiers' diagnoses for post-traumatic stress disorder. The denial comes one week after the Secretary of the Army was at Joint base Lewis McChord to announce the completion of an Army-wide review on the same subject. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:39:56 +0000 Patricia Murphy 22588 at http://nwpr.org Army Refuses To Release Investigation Into PTSD Probe At Madigan Army Medical Center Other Than Honorable Veteran Gets Benefits, Second Vet Killed By Police http://nwpr.org/post/other-honorable-veteran-gets-benefits-second-vet-killed-police <p>A decorated combat veteran who lost his medical benefits when he was kicked out of the Army for misconduct has learned he will, in fact, qualify for health care from the Veterans Administration. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:46:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14924 at http://nwpr.org Other Than Honorable Veteran Gets Benefits, Second Vet Killed By Police Combat Vet With PTSD Booted From Army, Barred From Healthcare http://nwpr.org/post/combat-vet-ptsd-booted-army-barred-healthcare SALEM, Ore. – In Salem, a former Army staff sergeant named Jarrid Starks has run out of the medications that keep him stable. He has severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental and physical wounds of war. But he’s currently not eligible for veterans’ health benefits that would include prescription refills. That’s because Starks was kicked out of the Army for bad behavior. He’s far from alone. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this story in collaboration with the Seattle Times. <p> Jarrid Starks joined the Army right out of high school with dreams of a 20-year career. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:03:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13332 at http://nwpr.org Combat Vet With PTSD Booted From Army, Barred From Healthcare Army Gives Few Details On Investigation Into PTSD Diagnoses http://nwpr.org/post/army-gives-few-details-investigation-ptsd-diagnoses <p>This week the Army announced that it will no longer use a special psychiatry unit to evaluate soldiers with PTSD at Madigan Army Medical Center in Lakewood. Thursday, Army leadership from Madigan met with reporters. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:42:41 +0000 Patricia Murphy 12669 at http://nwpr.org Army Gives Few Details On Investigation Into PTSD Diagnoses Army Changes PTSD Diagnosis Process http://nwpr.org/post/army-changes-ptsd-diagnosis-process <p>The U.S. Army is revising the way it diagnoses soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder. In the Northwest, it means the Army will no longer use a special psychiatric unit at Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:27:23 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12559 at http://nwpr.org Army Changes PTSD Diagnosis Process Institute Recommends Yearly Screening For PTSD In Soldiers, Vets http://nwpr.org/post/institute-recommends-yearly-screening-ptsd-soldiers-vets <p>A panel of experts is recommending that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year. The report from The Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., was ordered by congress and funded by the Department of Defense. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:12:51 +0000 Patricia Murphy 11780 at http://nwpr.org Institute Recommends Yearly Screening For PTSD In Soldiers, Vets Two Years Later, Former Soldier "Vindicated" By PTSD Diagnosis http://nwpr.org/post/two-years-later-former-soldier-vindicated-ptsd-diagnosis <p>Washington Sen. Patty Murray has introduced legislation to overhaul the mental health system for war veterans. The move comes in the wake of a scandal at Washington&rsquo;s Madigan Army Hospital. Doctors there incorrectly told dozens of soldiers they didn&rsquo;t suffer from PTSD. One of those soldiers was Richard Kellar. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:14:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11042 at http://nwpr.org Two Years Later, Former Soldier "Vindicated" By PTSD Diagnosis Army Secretary: Nationwide Inquiry Underway After Madigan PTSD Scandal http://nwpr.org/post/army-secretary-nationwide-inquiry-underway-after-madigan-ptsd-scandal <p>A scandal over PTSD diagnoses at Madigan Army Hospital has triggered an Army-wide Inspector General investigation. That&rsquo;s according to the Secretary of the Army, John McHugh. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:01:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins 5282 at http://nwpr.org Army Secretary: Nationwide Inquiry Underway After Madigan PTSD Scandal