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THESOUTHEASTPOST.COM — September 1 - October 15, 2015
by Raúl Morales
Veteran and Successful Entrepreneur
n September 11, 2015, the Waterford Lakes Town Center in East Orlando, will host the 4th Annual 9/11 Tribute Event, organized by Laura Benson, representing The Southeast Post. This important event honors not only those veterans who have served in the military, but also honors First Responders, including Police and Fire individuals who risk their lives daily to serve and protect the communities in Orlando, Florida. One veteran who deserves mention for his outstanding service in the military, is Héctor Torres. Torres served in the Army from 1983 to 1988. After his basic training in Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, he did his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in Fort
Eustis in Virginia. After completion of his training, Torres was assigned to serve in Frankfurt, Germany from 1985 to 1988. There he was assigned to the Air Traffic Management, and reached the rank of Sergeant. After his Honorable Discharge in 1988, Torres moved to North Virginia, and started to work in sales and flooring installation. In 2004, Torres moved to Orlando and started his own business, All Flooring USA, and has 26 years of experience in sales and installation of different types of floors. All Flooring USA, offers a wide variety of floors, including carpet, ceramic, porcelain, tile, hardwood, laminate, and luxury vinyl. Torres will personally measure the floor space re-
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by John Stiteler, MA, LCCT
o you wonder if you or someone in your family may have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? If so, it is important to get a proper diagnosis. There is no objective test (like a blood or urine test) to determine if someone has ADHD. The diagnostic criteria for ADHD overlaps with other conditions such as Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, BiPolar Disorder, and many others. Therefore, it is important to get evaluated by a licensed psychologist in order to get an accurate diagnosis. As with most medical conditions, diet plays an important role with ADHD. Many times a diet with lots of refined sugar, food colorings, preservatives, and other additives can be an
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THESOUTHEASTPOST.COM — September 1 - October 15, 2015
A Good Day to Live Article provided by UCF RESTORES.
Depressed and volatile after 15 months in Iraq, former Spc. Bruce Chambers was diagnosed with PTSD after an arrest and referred to UCF RESTORES, an oncampus clinic where psychology professor Deborah Beidel trains graduate students in a unique — and effective — type of exposure therapy.
With a federal grant set to run out next year, private donors step in to fund a promising PTSD treatment program at UCF.
vet with clear blue eyes, a clipped haircut and a soldier’s bearing, former Spc. Bruce Chambers entered the U.S. army to honor family tradition. He wanted to serve his country, as his father and grandfather did, and then build a civilian life with G.I. benefits. Instead, 15 months as a calvary scout in Iraq earned him years of trouble. He developed a drug habit, collected an other-than-honorable discharge and lost his benefits. War terrors surged on dark roads, with loud noises and in his dreams. One night, a police officer stopped him for an expired license plate and, seeing Chamber’s belligerence, pulled out a gun. Chambers took off and was arrested after a car chase. “I was out of control,” he says. “I didn’t care about anything.” A judge sent him to a first-
time offenders program, and soon after a health counselor suggested UCF RESTORES for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program employs exposure therapy, using 3-D animation, motion, sounds and scents to recreate traumatic events and desensitize warriors to their memories. Again and again, Chambers experienced virtual recreations of the 2007 ambush of his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. He felt the bomb rock. He smelled kerosene and burning tires, heard shooting and then the explosion of another Bradley that had come to assist. Slowly, his anger, depression and paranoia eased. He could discuss his experiences in group sessions with other combat veterans. “I learned that if you talk about it, it loses power over
you,” he says. Today, Chambers and his girlfriend live in a tidy fourbedroom house filled with children. He holds down at least one job and thanks UCF RESTORES for his confidence in the future. That’s a common outcome for patients of the clinic, which has helped more than 150 vets put ghosts to rest and cope with PTSD. But clinic founder and director Deborah Beidel and her staff and students can treat only a tiny fraction of veterans who need help. So she dreams of training not just graduate students in her unique approach to exposure therapy, but also practicing clinicians. “We will never be able to treat everyone who needs our services,” she says, “but we could provide training to already established mental
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health professionals.” When the $5 million defense department grant that currently funds the clinic runs out in November 2015, though, Beidel may have to close the doors to both patients and clinicians. In response, private and corporate donors have stepped in to help with an endowment fund that will help fund future operations. “I know how to do the treatment,” Beidel says. “I know how to do the training. What we need is the funding.” For many of the thousands of soldiers and veterans like Chambers who still need help, that could make all the difference. “In Iraq,” Chambers says, “we said that every day was a good day to die. Well, how about every day is not a good day to die. How about, every day is a good day to live.”
Funded by the U.S. Army Medical Research & Material Command - Military Operational Medicine Research Program.
A 17-week behavioral treatment program is now available through the University of Central Florida PTSD Clinic.
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