Veterans and Self Medication

More and more military veterans are turning to self-medication as a solution to the problems they brought home from war.  Veterans are using prescription drugs, alcohol, and illegal drugs to deal with the physical and mental pain of life after combat. Join us for VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm EST as we discuss the topic of self-medicating.  Guests on the … [Read more...]

Handling the Holidays

How do you deal with the holidays?  Though many of us view the holidays as special times filled with fun, family, and celebration, these days can be extremely stressful and difficult for many. Maybe you have lost a loved one who will not be celebrating with the family this year.  Perhaps you are a veteran who lives with Post Traumatic Stress.  The extended family may not … [Read more...]

Get a Grip on Stress

Are you stressed out?   Most of us will answer, “Yes! Isn’t everybody?” Even though we all have plenty of good reasons to be full of stress, it doesn’t mean we have to live our lives full of stress.  Join us on VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, September 4th, at 7:00 pm EDT as we discuss how to get a grip on stress.  Dr. Anthony Macioce, of Homefront United Network, will be joining … [Read more...]

Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD

How many of us long to reconnect with the combat veteran in our family who has been forever changed since a return from war?  Post traumatic stress changes people and it changes relationships.  Join us for VOW Talk Radio  on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at 7:00 pm EDT for a discussion on how we can reconnect with our loved ones. Christal Presley will join us and share her … [Read more...]

Sending Military Kids Back to School

It’s hard to believe it is already time for the kids to go back to school.  As summer winds down and we start sending our kids back into the classroom, we start to wonder and worry about how well our children will make the adjustment. If your family has just been through a deployment, is currently living through a deployment, or you have one coming up in the near future, it’s … [Read more...]

Listen to Your Veteran!

Listening! It sounds like an easy thing to do, but the reality is that it is really hard for most of us to do.  Join us for VOW Talk Radio on Tuesday, July 17, at 7:00 pm EDT and find out the true value of listening to your Veteran. We will be sharing our interview with Kathy Hoff, a Red Cross veteran of the Vietnam War.  Kathy volunteered to serve in Vietnam for a year back … [Read more...]

Aftermath of a Flashback

What happens after a flashback?  What do we do after something triggers our combat veteran and he has a meltdown?  When things fall apart we often don’t know how to react.  As family members and caregivers, we feel helpless.  We struggle for the right words to say. We wonder if we should say or do something or if it is just better to do nothing?  Our reaction could escalate the … [Read more...]

Ask Dr. Diaz

Join Voice of Warriors on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm EST as we partner with Give an Hour during our VOW Talk Radio show. Dr. Rolando J. Díaz, a Give an Hour  provider, and clinical psychologist with an independent practice in Arlington, Virginia, will be joining our show each month to speak about Give an Hour’s mission and tell us how to access services, as … [Read more...]

It is Good….

As the wife of a severely wounded soldier who only had 6 weeks in Iraq before being in a serious IED explosion,  I am often asked the same question “Have you ever thought about what it would have been like if your husband had not been wounded?” If you hadn’t had to stop your work? If the kids had not dealt with everything? If your husband had just come home at the end of the … [Read more...]

Koby Langley and NRD on VOW Talk Radio

You don’t want to miss VOW Talk Radio on Monday, September 19, 2011, at 7:30 pm EDT.  Koby Langley, senior advisor for strategic planning and outreach in the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy, will be joining us to tell us all about the National Resource Directory, an informational website with more than 14,000 resources and programs to support wounded … [Read more...]