The Major Occupational Hazard of Post Traumatic Recall (PTSD) - part 1
THE POST-MILITARY CRUSADERS COALITION
Aptly called the Post Military Crusaders' Coalition (PMCC), prime supporters including renowned "cancer detective" Dr. Robert L. Bard (who himself was an injured veteran from Viet Nam) was part of the original coalition design team to coordinate effective resources for the many injured service personnel. Dr. Bard & Co. aligned with their extensive national network of health specialists, biotech companies and medical innovators to collectively evaluate some of the most critical health issues of veterans (from PTSD, TBI, Cancers, Neurological issues and Toxic Exposures). Like IPHA's prior support initiatives for injured rescue professionals, the post-military project carries common sentiments of public support by bringing valued aid to those who gave all.
One of the first veteran support groups to throw their “hat in the ring" is Micaela Bensko, founder of Veterans In Pain. V.I.P. facilitates cellular and alternative medical solutions for Veterans suffering from chronic pain, by connecting civilian physicians with our country’s heroes, nationwide. Having provided approximately $3,000,000 in value of services for Veterans who had otherwise lost hope, V.I.P. was one of IPHA's first veteran support allies since 2020. V.I.P.’s research division focuses on service-borne inflammatory conditions, and its legislative initiative includes government funding for cellular solutions for Veterans in need.
As the coalition continues to grow, the IPHA scientific research team is scheduled to launch the 2022 catalog of non-invasive health technologies and advanced alternative therapeutics including CELLULAR REGENERATION, GENOMICS, NEUROSTIM & NEUROMAGNETIC THERAPIES. Scheduled for the Fall of 2022, this catalog will be presented to military health agencies and veterans support groups to be considered for clinical research and for systemwide patient use.
Advocacy Leadership Spotlight: Meet Daniel Drapeau- PTSD Awareness
Our editors connected with Mr. Drapeau in this exclusive interview about post military injuries and his own journey with surviving the “voices and ghosts” of war. “No matter what trade you are in, anyone suffering from PTSD… please get help! Go and get some help because you, you owe it to your family and your friend and yourself. Go and get some help because you are living with a cancer- the kind that chews you up slowly. Uh, in my case, I had two strokes because of PTSD. I have a brain illness cause of PTSD and because it keeps your blood pressure up the roof. So please get help- your family deserves better knowing you can be a better you than the one you are under PTSD.”
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE MILITARY: Excerpts from an interview with Daniel Drapeau
I found a saying in one of my tours: "VIOLENCE IS THE LAST RESORT FOR THE IMBECILE" written on a rock in No Man's land between Syria and Israel during the Yom Kippur War. The message here was stating that it's much easier to do war than do peace. Unfortunately, in today's world, it's more crazy [than ever with] violence and war than ever before – as if any excuse is good to start a war with your neighbor. It seems like there's no boundaries about how far stupidity can go. We tend to react the wrong way instead of thinking twice before acting.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ON LEADERSHIP
IPHA-TV and the Women's Health Network celebrates LEADERSHIP and ROLE MODELING with our 2022 spotlight series. Meet Marjorie K. Eastman, a veteran who served two combat tours, an independent award-winning author and entrepreneur, a military spouse and mother. Marjorie is running for U.S. Senate because we are in desperate need of frontline leadership in Washington for North Carolina.