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Your Knowledge Center For Mental Health, CBD, PTSD and Alternative Treatments

We want to break the stigma around PTSD and provide veterans with educational resources on alternative treatments. We encourage conventional therapy in addition to the holistic approach. From activation in like-minded communities to using self-help techniques and CBD products, the Guards Down blog will explore different options to overcome trauma and complex grief.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a complex issue. Each person responds to difficult life events in a unique way and we all have different thresholds that bring our body into survival mode. From fight-or-flight response to panic attacks, self-harm, memory loss, anxiety, insomnia, and depression, various symptoms and behaviors are used as coping mechanisms.

Therapy can help a person treat these complex symptoms. However, sometimes conventional treatments aren’t enough so other alternative methods help us face our trauma to start healing.

Holistic wellness understands that the well-being of the person depends on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It’s about looking after a person as a whole. Since everyone reacts to trauma differently, a personalized approach works best.

As a group, veterans can have surprisingly similar experiences. When we’re connected, we understand each other better so we can ease our symptoms and work on healing. Together, we are stronger! That’s why the Guards Down community was created. We’ll fight together and on our blog, we’ll offer helpful resources you can use in this fight.

Guards Down blog, Blog
  • October 12, 2020
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10 Reasons Acupuncture Is a Great Way to Treat Anxiety

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that can impact the …

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  • October 2, 2020
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A Hero’s Journey: Natural Solutions for Overcoming Trauma and Grief

Life brings unexpected challenges and events, which shake us up …

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  • September 25, 2020
  • By Guards Down

The Science Behind CBD Oil for Anxiety and Depression

CBD (cannabidiol) is a chemical compound derived from the cannabis …

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  • September 24, 2020
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5 Ways CBD Oil Can Treat Anxiety

It is not surprising that CBD oil, anxiety, and stress …

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  • September 15, 2020
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Is CBD Oil Good For Depression?

Depression is a pandemic in its own right. Isn’t it …

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  • September 4, 2020
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12 Silent Triggers of Complicated Grief and PTSD

Traumatic events happen to everyone at some point in their …

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Guards Down Podcast
  • August 17, 2020
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Greg Washington and Tiffany Montgomery: Living In Misery

Things you will learn in this episode: [00:01 – 05:27] …

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Guards Down Podcast
  • August 7, 2020
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Greg Washington and Jas Boothe: Sanctuary

I had the pleasure of talking with entrepreneur, speaker, and …

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