war

What Does Military Service Look Like for a Gen Z Soldier?

“It’s been the best-worst thing I’ve ever done.” That’s how Alex, a 22-year-old volunteer infantryman, sums up his past year as an enlisted Marine. He’s…

For Guys With Anxiety, Stress and PTSD, Jigsaw Puzzles Are More Than Just a Game

On Christmas morning in 2017, Josh, a 42-year-old father of two daughters, received a gift he didn’t think much of at the time: a 300-piece…

20 Years Ago, ‘The Thin Red Line’ Brought Vulnerability to the Hyper-Masculine War Genre

I’ve never really cared much for war movies. It isn’t simply the way they often glorify violence — it’s the “ooh-rah” male chauvinism that defines so…

The Stigma of PTSD Is Keeping Veterans Unemployed

“Well, do you have PTSD?” The first few times Robert Ballis heard this question during a job interview, he answered with another question: “Why does…