Archives for June 2014

SDI supports new Tyson’s Corner Plaza development


Today, Workingman Collective Artists Peter Winant and Tom Ashcraft welcomed local media to the new Tysons Corner Plaza to show them a sneak peek of Early Bird, the public art project that will be featured throughout the Plaza, which opens to the public on July 24th. The project includes more than sixty individual sculptures of birds indigenous to Northern Virginia, and gives a historical nod to the original Tysons Corner, which featured an Aviary Court.

Chairman Susan Davis at Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards

Vital Voices - Susan Davis

The 13th annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards was held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on June 17, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  Hillary Clinton, who founded Vital Voices Global Partnership in 1997, gave a special award to Razan Zatounieh, the Syrian human rights activists who was abducted in December 2013 and is still missing. [Read more…]

SSgt Edward L. (Pooch) Davis

In Memoriam

We knew all about the thousand yard stare long before we ever heard the term.  When those cold blue eyes did focus, being the object of his attention could be very uncomfortable. He was quick to laugh, and quick to anger, and the journey between the two did not take much time. He sang Irish lullabies while gently cradling his children, his beautiful tenor voice dripping with emotion.  When they drifted off to sleep, his mind drifted to another world, and he endured an endless succession of sleep deprived nights punctuated by the darkest of dreams. [Read more…]

Busted! PTSD Myths Hurt You, Career

SDI supports PTSD Awareness Month. Check out our post for client Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Marine Corps

The earth is flat.
Money buys happiness.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not real; it’s just in your head.

Some myths carry greater consequences than others. Myths about what PTSD is, who it affects, why you might have it and what can be done are unfortunately, common and harmful. Not being able to distinguish between fact and fiction can be the difference between living with hope and promise and living with despair for someone with the diagnosis. [Read more…]