Category Archives: War

PTSD: A “Not-So-Invisible” Wound

June is PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is the official name of an injury listed in the DSM V (the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Clinically, it’s considered a specific form of anxiety. Yet, … Continue reading

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The Life of Grief

photo courtesy of pexels.com It’s Memorial Day weekend.  There will be many people who are remembering comrades, spouses, siblings, and parents lost in service to their country.  At least half-dozen precious faces of soldiers pass through my mind as I … Continue reading

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When Grief and Celebration Collide

This week is the celebration of Christmas for many in the world.  It’s also a week that, for some we call Gold Star families, will be cloaked in grief and loss.  Six American soldiers were killed by suicide bomb in … Continue reading

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On Resilience

by L. Chris Cannida, June 7, 2015 – Resilience. What does it look like? What does it feel like? There are few words to describe the day I witnessed resilience in a most profound way. Whenever I consider the capacity to withstand hardship … Continue reading

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Does My Past Really Matter in Therapy?

by L. Chris Cannida, LPC, June 2014 I love waterfalls.  They mesmerize me and I find myself wondering about the beginning of each one.  I enjoy the streams created at the bottom of them.  Sometimes they’re bubbling and rambling over rocks, … Continue reading

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