Tag Archives: Christina Piper

A Heart Apart: Interactive book gives children, military parents safe way to share feelings about the difficulty of deployment

 By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2012, All Rights Reserved) Melissa Seligman knew she had to help her children find their emotional voices. Her daughter’s depression spiked to near self-destructive levels when her husband deployed. Her son’s anxiety was gut wrenching. “We … Continue reading

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Forgotten on the Home Front: Guard and Reserve Families Serve in Isolation

PART II ‘A lot for a country to ask’ Far from the active-duty community, Guard and reserve families feel isolated By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2010/All rights reserved) Stacy Bannerman ate her holiday meals at a local diner during her husband’s … Continue reading

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America’s Forgotten Military Families: Nine years of non-stop deployments, exhaustion, anticipatory grief — with no end in sight

Part I Op-tempo from hell By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2010/All rights reserved) On a girls’ night out near Fort Bragg, N.C., Rebekah Sanderlin and her friends went around their circle and talked about which antidepressant each of them was taking. … Continue reading

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