Category Archives: PTSD

Top vet group survey: 44% report suicidal thoughts since joining military

It must be terribly disheartening to be treated disrespectfully in boot camp, to be used as a guinea pig for new vaccines and trauma-based mind-control methods, and to then be put into a position where you are expected to pass that disrespect and even cruelty on, to others. Additionally, there is the stress of knowing that at any time you could be killed or kill – after a lifetime spent learning, “Thou shalt NOT kill” – being injured yourself and watching your buddies be injured and killed. Finally, after returning home, who pray tell, has your back? Not the government you served, apparently.

War is SO “last millennium”.  Hurting people is barbaric. There’s got to be a better way for humans to live in this world, in peace,  happiness and with prosperity for all. But then – the “military industrial complex” is big business, so death and destruction mean obscenely huge profits for that segment.

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) this week released a survey showing that 44 percent of respondents said they have thought about suicide since joining the military, with only 10 percent saying they had thought about it prior to military service.

The top veteran advocacy organization’s 10th annual survey was issued over a three-week period in December and January to all IAVA member veterans and over 1,700 veterans responded.

Only 15 percent of those surveyed said the U.S. is making progress on combating military and veteran suicide. Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they personally know a post-9/11 veteran who has attempted suicide, up from 65 percent in 2019 and 54 percent in 2015.

Sixty-two percent of those polled said they personally know a veteran who has died by suicide, up from 59 percent in 2019, 45 percent in 2015, and 40 percent in 2014.

IAVA members were on Capitol Hill this week for a fly-in event for veterans to meet with lawmakers to lobby on behalf of the post-9/11 generation of veterans…

Read more at https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/486156-top-veteran-lobby-group-survey-44-percent-of-veterans

Gerald Guevera Talks About Circumsision *Epic Talk*

1) I’m a hypnotherapist and can vouch for the fact that memories are never lost; always there, and can be remembered. In fact, we need to remember so we can release the trauma that got stuck when we were in fear.
2) I’m a circumcised female (“The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision in the USA”) and I can relate 100% to what Gerald says here… except for his additional birth problems… so sorry for that horror, Gerald. You didn’t deserve to be treated like that… nobody does.
3) I’ve met other c’d women and yes, they all have that “macho” kind of mentality.
4) Yes, circumcision is a form of mind-control… a form of Satanic Ritual Abuse.
5) The GOOD news is, men can restore up to 75-80% of what they lost… foreskin restoration.

Psychological Harm of Infant Genital Cutting

Featuring Anthony Losquadro of http://intaction.org and Dr. John Huber, a mental health professional and a clinical forensic psychologist. Dr. Huber is also the host of the podcast Mainstream Mental Health. We will be talking about the psychological harm of circumcision. Topics discussed include the bizarre American history, medical industry profit , pain & trauma, depression, and suicide.

See from earlier today: http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2019/12/gun-control-and-the-value-of-life/

Psychiatry and the American Soldier @JennyHatch

Someone needs to investigate the psychology (and finances) of proponents of these drugs for soldiers. It’s an irresponsible and sloppy treatment method to throw multiple psych meds at patients. Each one carries dangers, such as suicide, and violence against others.

While watching this excellent video, keep your finger on the pause button, because it contains lots of good information.

Infants Deeply Traumatized By Common Medical Procedures, New Study

A concerning new study suggests that decades of medical procedures performed on infants without pain management has had deeply traumatizing effects.

A groundbreaking study … demonstrates that the infant pain experience, despite long held assumptions to the contrary, closely resembles that of adults.

Researchers discovered that when 1-6 day old babies were exposed to the same pain stimulus as adults their brains “lit up” in almost exactly the same manner. More specifically, infant and adult pain responses were indistinguishable in 18 of the 20 regions observed through fMRI imaging. The only two brain regions that pain did not show activation in the infants were the amygdala and the orbitofrontal cortex: two regions believed to help with the interpretation of pain stimuli…

While not specifically mentioned in the study, the practice of male infant circumcision may constitute the most egregious example of a medically unnecessary procedure. It is arguably responsible for extensive psychological and emotional damage within the male psyche due to the unacknowledged pain and trauma it has exacted in the millions that have involuntarily undergone it without adequate pain management.

Indeed, male infant circumcision is 1 of 6 of the most commonly performed medical procedures and responsible for 1.108 million hospital stays in 2011. The United States has the highest circumcision rate in the world, with an estimated rate of 69-97%, followed by 70% in Australia, 48% in Canada, and 24% in the United Kingdom. This is all the more concerning considering that circumcision is one of the least medically justified interventions from the perspective of evidence-based medicine. Learn more by reading: “The Foreskin: Why Is It Such A Secret in North America?” Amazingly, it has only been less than two decades that the American Academic of Pediatrics recommended anesthesia be used during the procedure. This only happened after research emerged showing behavioral differences in infant and mother-infant dyad behaviors between anesthetized and unanesthetized infants…

Considering what has been revealed by the new study, we must ask: how many infants have had been deeply traumatized not only via partial dismemberment of an important component of their reproductive and eliminative anatomy, but through the pain and anxiety associated with such a medical ritual which lacks unequivocal clinical research support for safety, efficacy, and any of its purported health benefits?

We hope that research like this will raise a flag of extreme caution when it comes to the increasingly prevalent over-medicalization of our most vulnerable populations. In other words, the solution is not simply to increase conventional pain management strategies which have many unintended, adverse effects — even with seemingly more benign over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol, which was recently found to have psychotropic properties such as flattening affect. The focus, therefore, should be on reducing overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and the uncritical implementation of a standard of care which errs on the side of aggressive and invasive procedures.

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