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Thank you for your willingness to give an hour of your time to provide critical mental health services to U.S. troops and their family members.
We understand that individuals who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan--and their families--may need help dealing with the effects of wartime service. We want to help you heal.
by Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.
The start of a new year brings hope. We make New Year’s resolutions in the hope that we can change behavior we don’t like. We share a kiss with a loved one as the clock strikes midnight, we throw confetti and drink champagne. We believe that a fresh start is possible because the calendar tells us we are at a beginning once again.
As 2014 opens, we prepare to mark the official end of the Afghanistan war, with all but a handful of U.S. troops set to come home by year’s end. This is by far the longest war that America has ever fought. Unfortunately, recent reports of Al Qaeda’s continued presence and power in Iraq confirm that the region remains unstable. And some of those who have served during the current conflicts are wondering what has been accomplished after 13 years of fighting. Most Americans will be happy that the war is over. They will be glad that our service members are coming home to their loved ones, and glad that just maybe there won't be as many sad stories about lives cut short and the invisible injuries that affect so many of those who serve.
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