Veterans Initiatives

Statistics measuring the effects of wartime service on our troops reveal high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, homicide, suicide, divorce, depression, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet, unless we're...

On April 16–20, Omega hosted the Costs of War, Violence & Denial retreat with Claude AnShin Thomas. In this intensive retreat for veterans living with post-traumatic...

For the first 10 years of my work as a psychiatrist, I did not think much about trauma. I was in my 30s, and many of the people I worked with were not much older than I was.

In the first flush of my marriage, most of my efforts were...

The invisible wounds of war are not new to our warriors, veterans, and their loved ones. For many, “coming home” is not the end of war—far from it. Even when soldiers leave the battlefield far behind, the war often continues—in hearts and minds,...

For more than 20 years, Omega has offered hope and healing to veterans and family members dealing with issues of post-traumatic stress, re-integration into society, and resilience in the face of unique challenges. Recently, Omega held two...

We are proud to announce that Omega has received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to support an Omega retreat for women veterans dealing with combat stress and trauma. BWF works to ensure injured veterans and their families...

Traumatic events commonly lead to a range of mental health consequences, from adjustment reactions to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Various factors affect mental health outcomes following disasters, including demographics of the...

Addictions always originate in unhappiness, even if hidden. They are emotional anesthetics; they numb pain. 

The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?” The answer, ever the same, is scrawled with crude...

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