Meadows Senior Fellow Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is world-renowned for his work pertaining to the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), childhood trauma, and abuse.
In a video interview on bigthink.com, Dr. van der Kolk explains how the emotional and relational difficulties faced by war veterans shaped the diagnosis of PTSD and how the effects of trauma are major contributing factors.
Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to honor ALL of our Veterans, both living and deceased. It is a day that the United States has set aside to thank veterans for their dedication and loyal service to their country. November 11th of each year is the day that we ensure veterans are aware of how deeply we appreciate the sacrifices that they have made in order to keep our country free.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or a temporary suspension of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, which was then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. After the tragedies of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day then became known as Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
The Meadows is committed to supporting members of our nation’s military who have selflessly served our country. Our treatment staff and world-renowned Senior Fellows have dedicated themselves to developing treatments and becoming a proven resource for our military service members and their families. We are profoundly aware of the sacrifices and courage that has been asked of our veterans.
That is why today, and every day, The Meadows works hard to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has given so much on our behalf.
To all of the Veterans, “Thank You.”