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Sleep Deprivation in the Military: Resources for Seeking Help

Sleep deprivation is one of the steepest problems facing our veterans. Up to 89% are classified as poor sleepers. With more than 9.7 million U.S. military veterans surveyed, a study found that the age-adjusted prevalence of disorders had increased from less than 1 percent in 2000 to nearly 6 percent in 2010.

National Center for PTSD: We are the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. I symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments. 


Mayo Clinic Overview Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. 

Pentagon report shows sharp rise in military sexual assaults ...

May 3, 2019According to the Pentagon data, the military received a total of 7,623 reports of sexual assault in 2018, though not all of the victims were service members, and some reports reflected incidents 

US military plagued by sexual assault: #MeToo in the ... - CNN  Feb 7, 2018. Many survivors describe a broken system in the US military that they say perpetuates a culture that suppresses the reporting of sexually violent crimes.

EMBATTLED: Retaliation against Sexual Assault Survivors in the US Military. Human Rights Watch. Copyright © 2015 Human Rights Watch.

Developing a Risk Model to Target High-Risk Preventive Interventions for Sexual Assault Victimization Among
Female U.S. Army Soldiers
. Clinical Psychological Science. 1–18. © The Author(s) 2016

Grounding Judith Herman’s Trauma Theory within Interpersonal Neuroscience and Evidence-Based Practice Modalities for Trauma Treatment. Zaleski, Kristen, Johnson Daniel, K and Klein, Jessica. (2016) , Smith College Studies in Social Work. Link.

 A preliminary examination of the role of psychotherapist fidelity on outcomes of cognitive processing therapy during an RCT for military sexual trauma-related PTSD. Holder, Nicholas, Holliday, Ryan, Williams, Rush, Mullen, Kacy and Suris, Alina. (2017). Cognitive Therapy. Retrieved from:

Pre-employment Year Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment in Deployed Army Women.  Wooten, Nikki, Adams Rachel Sayko, Mohr, Beth, Jefferery, Diana, Funk Wendy,Williams Thomas and Larson Mary Jo. (2016).Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Vol 43, (4).

 Rape Myth Acceptance: A Comparison of Military Service Academy and Civilian Fraternity and Sorority Students. Carroll, Majorie, Foubert, John, Rosentein Judith, Clark, Diane and Korenman, Lisa. ( 2016). Military Psychology. Vol 28(4) pp 306-317.

Veterans Bring Valuable Skills to the Workplace Posted on November 10, 2016 by Tyler Wigton

America's Heroes at Work — Veterans Hiring Toolkit Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin. 

Returning Veterans Project: Mission: To provide free health and wellness services to post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members and their families in our Oregon and Southwest Washington 

Army Cuts Hit Officers Hard, Especially Ones Up From Ranks.  Dave Philips NOV. 12, 2014

Risk Model Seen as Reducing Military Suicides. Benedict Carey, Nov. 12, 2014

Warriors at Ease brings the healing power of yoga and meditation to military communities around the world, especially those affected by combat-stress, PTSD, and trauma. We do this by training and deploying certified mind-body professionals to settings where they can enhance the health and well-being of servicemembers, veterans, families, and healthcare staff.

Warriors at Peace: Combat veterans take refuge in yoga, discovering its ability to soothe and repair war-torn minds and spirits, Neal Pollack, Yoga Journal.

Yoga helping veterans with PTSD, Ali Helgoth, Wyoming News, (Jan. 21, 2013).

Transforming trauma: a qualitative feasibility study of integrative restoration (iRest) Stankovic, L (2011). Yoga Nidra on combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.(21): 23 - 37.

 Healing Soldiers Through Meditation: Read the inspiring story of an instructor who helps returning troops find peace, Lisa M. Gerry,, Woman’s Day Magazine (Oct. 2012)