"Those who serve may already know the toll of having to kill or be killed, but civilian society should also recognize that those who go into battle defending our way of life pay a price. As a non-military writer researching the subject of Marines and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide Prevention. I feel a deep gratitude to our servicemen and women and believe our society needs to do more to respect, understand and support those returning from deployment in conflict zones. - Coral Anika Theill, Author, Advocate and Contributing Writer for Leatherneck Magazine
LEATHERNECK MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Exclusive Interview: The Commandant of the Marine Corps on Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury
by Coral Anika Theill
October 2011 -
“Post-traumatic stress is not a disorder; rather it is an injury that requires treatment.” —Gen James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps
Invisible Battle Scars: Confronting the Stigma of PTS and TBI by Coral Anika Theill
Post-Traumatic Stress: "War is an unspeakable horror—even “survivors” may have wounded spirits for the rest of their lives. Some people used to think that most military men and women were capable of shutting the door on what happened during war. However, not talking about it isn’t the same as being unmarked by it. Many combat veterans may find themselves again experiencing a trauma in their minds even decades after an event. This can be overwhelming and incapacitating." - Coral Anika Theill
A Norman Lloyd Film, Follow the Light Productions, LLC Through interviews with Marine Corps leadership, mental health professionals, and Marines and Sailors, this film examines the causes and symptoms of Combat Operational Stress, to dispel the common misconception (among the military) that having Combat Operational Stress is a sign of weakness.
Leatherneck Magazine - February 2011 by Coral Anika Theill
*Link of Coral Theill's Montford Point Marines article at the Leatherneck Magazine website.
Article inludes film footage of the Montford Point Marine Day at Camp Johnson, 26 Aug 2010 as well as many other pictures.
Coral Theill's Montford Point Marine articles at Salem-News.com
Coral Theill's Military Related Articles Published at Salem-news.com
Thunderroads Virginia Magazine re published Coral's May 21, 2013
Rolling Thunder Salem-News.com in their June 2013 issue
"Sacrifice" by Mike Corrado, a U.S. Marine
Video is dedicated to the memories of LCpl Brian Medina, LCpl Nick Kirven, Cpl Ricky Schoener,
LCpl BJay Leusink, Sgt David Christoff, and Sgt Ryan Lane; who gave their lives in defense of their country
and became true heroes.