Combat Stress Magazine

Harnessing Post-Traumatic Stress for Service Members, Veterans, and First Responders

Combat Stress magazine is written with our military Service Members, Veterans, first responders, and their families in mind. We want all of our members and guests to find contentment in their lives by learning about stress management and finding what works best for each of them. Stress is unavoidable and comes in many shapes and sizes. 

It can even be considered a part of who we are. Being in a state of peaceful happiness may seem like a lofty goal but harnessing your stress in a positive way makes it obtainable. Serving in the military or being a police officer, firefighter or paramedic brings unique challenges and some extraordinarily bad days. The American Institute of Stress is dedicated to helping you, our Heroes and their families, cope with and heal your mind and body from the stress associated with your careers and sacrifices.

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Current Issue

Winter 2024

Unlawful Humanity – The Omen of Evil That Has Pitched the United States into Great Peril

Past Issues

Fall 2023
Conserving the Fighting Strength: Sex Modifying Medications and Psychiatric Standards of Fitness in the U.S. Military

Summer 2023
The Mammalian Stress Mechanism Explains COVID, Long COVID and Sudden Death

Spring 2023
America’s Top Cop: The Most Humble of All Heroes

Winter 2022-2023
Struggling Through Traumatic Grief and Loss Towards Resilience

Summer-Fall 2022
Disenfranchised Grief in Gold Star Military Families

Spring 2022
Celebrating the Life, Times and Extraordinary Accomplishments of Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl

Winter 2021-2022
Music, Writing and Service Dogs

Fall 2021
The Fall of Afghanistan

Summer 2021
Relentless Heroes in the Home of the Brave

Spring 2021
Navigating the Way Home

Winter 2020-2021
Dedicated Heroes

Fall 2020
Healing Our Veteran and First Responder Communities:
Let Patriotism Ring – Vote!

Summer 2020
Wake up America!
Honoring Our Heroes and Protectors

Spring 2020
On Top of Everything Else… Coronavirus!

Winter 2019-2020
Six Months Later:
A Community Struggles in the Aftermath
of the Dayton Mass Shooting

Fall 2019
Fort Hood Massacre Tenth Anniversary

Summer 2019
A Call to Arms for Service Members and Veterans Wellbeing is NOT just Evidence-Based

Spring 2019
The Psychological Injuries and Toll of War:
World War I, World War II, and the War in Vietnam

Winter 2018 Combat Stress Healthy Humor

Winter 2018
Healthy Humor

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Fall 2018
Moral Injury & Suicide
Assessment and Treatment for Veterans with Invisible Wounds

May 2018
HBOT: Brain Healing Hidden in Plain Sight
Volume 2 in a 2-Part HBOT Series

March 2018
HBOT: Brain Healing Hidden in Plain Sight
Vol. 1 of 2-Part HBOT Series

November 2017
Veterans Treatment Court


August 2017
Military/Veteran and Family Retreats: An Overview of Veteran Immersive Community Reintegration Experiences

May 2017 Combat Stress

May 2017
Veteran Retreats: Immersion, Healing and Bonding in Community

February 2017
Sleep: The Missing Link
Sleep Assessments and Interventions for Combat Veterans with Disrupted Sleep


November 2016
The Art of War: Transforming Trauma into Inspiration
Wargasm: Sexuality, Intimacy & Post-War Reintegration

August 2016 CS Cover

August 2016
Women in the Military:
Myths and Misogyny

May 2016

Transcendental Meditation (TM)

January 2016 Combat Stress Cover

January 2016
Here & Now: Women in the Military
Challenges, Changes and Champions

November CS Cover 2015

November 2015
A Closer Look at Outdoor Therapy:
Finding Relief with Campfires & Camaraderie
The Loneliest War

June 2015 CS Cover Art

June 2015
Beyond Trauma, Part 2

Feb. 2015 CS Cover

February 2015
Beyond Trauma
ft: Dr Ray Scurfield, Vietnam Vet, Katrina Survivor,
War and Natural Disaster Trauma Expert

NOV CS Cover

November 2014
Studies, Statistics & Solutions:
Preventing Sleep Casualties

August CS Cover

August 2014
New PTSD Treatment: Associative Awareness Technique
Alternative Treatments for SRI Resistant PTSD
Col. Kathy Platoni’s Retirement Celebration
Special Interview: Charlie Daniels

May 2014 Combat Stress

May 2014
Bridging the Gap
Community-based Integrative Intensive Retreat Modalities

Feb 2014 Combat Stress Cover

February 2014
Healing with the Arts
Reconnecting to Self & Community

Oct. 2013Combat Stress Cover

October 2013
Natural Healing: The Human-Animal Bond
Equine Therapy for PTSD

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July 2013
Heroes & Hope
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program
Fort Hood, TX

April Combat Stress

April 2013
Parallel Universe: Guilt, Grief & Secrets of a “Normal” Life
Secret War of Women Vets: Sexual Assault
Struggles of Student Vets
Not All PTSD Is a Ticking Time Bomb
I’m a Monster – Alone in Guilt

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January 2013
War: It is Written Across Your Face
Ft Hood: A Terrorist Attack & Massacre
Camp Pendleton: Needling Away Stress

Combat Stress October 2012

October 2012
Suicide: Unseen and Uncounted
Are Suicides Contagious?
PTSD Report: Politics, Genetics & Bad Drugs

Want to contribute to Combat Stress magazine?

We are accepting submissions for feature sections in the following subject areas:

  • Science vs. Spirituality in Stress Management
  • PTSD- Integrated Medicine
  • Combat Stress- Burnout in Caregivers
  • Military Family Stress
  • Insomnia Due to Economic Stress
  • Pharmaceuticals vs. Subtle Energy

Articles should address practical considerations for the stress management practitioner and may not promote any specific product or facility.
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