“Is there blood and guts, as well?” one of the four psych clinicians asks during the virtual-reality demo, as a simulated explosion on an Iraqi street wreathes his convoy in dust and flames.
There are many faces of the American soldier. Some are of bravery and sacrifice, but for those that survive to tell the tale, there are internal wounds from the battlegrounds that come as another fight to win.
For 15 years, Gerald Whittaker has been training dogs at the Assistance Service Dog Educational Center in the old schoolhouse north of town.
Todd Vance was serving in the US Army when the September 11 attacks occurred.
A clinical trial is underway on the effectiveness of marijuana for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans.
It is possible to ride the Appaloosas that Ric Jerez uses in his equine assisted therapy, but that’s not how it works. Rather, they help people in distress get better by just being themselves.
Gabe Martinez did what only one percent of today’s Americans do: actively served his country in uniform. His service resulted in the loss of both of his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. Despite three out of four veterans having some sort of service-connected disability, today’s veteran is resilient. Injury – whether emotional […]
Mental illness is everybody’s problem.
Tech. Sgt. Jim Lewis has crossed paths with veterans and active duty service members living with post-traumatic stress disorder during his service with the U.S. Air Force.
New government research showed that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women.
Here in the Cleveland area, we are fortunate to have a VA Medical Center ready to treat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental and substance abuse disorders.
At least one Quad-City military veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, added a new coping mechanism to his arsenal this fall.
Esteban Santiago Terrorist or Crazy Guy?
Nearly one out three veterans who seek treatment for a substance use disorder also has PTSD
When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Staff Sgt. Tyson Manker was among the Marines on the front lines.
Nothing puts a smile on Roosevelt Smith’s face quite like dancing. It helps him forget, for a while, the post-traumatic stress disorder he’s had since the Gulf War.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that’s both underestimated and misunderstood, especially when it comes to the Veterans Association. PTSD is actually a common condition. The Mayo Clinic estimates that more than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with PTSD every year — and that doesn’t take into account those individuals who never receive […]
Veterans help veterans cope with PTSD through decorated Marine’s New York-based nonprofit Headstrong Project
Two years after serving two tours in Iraq, Army veteran Dustin Shryock started feeling something was wrong — and he didn’t know how to make it right.
A new treatment center here caters strictly to military personnel and emergency responders, from combat veterans with post traumatic stress disorder to firefighters who lean too heavily on alcohol when their shifts end.
A dog and now a horse have made a huge difference for Ben Hernandez in his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.
With tears in her eyes, holding her microphone with a shaky hand, Amanda Souza told President Barack Obama about her husband who committed suicide after not treating PTSD caused by his deployment.
As a young U.S. Marine in the late 1960s, Roger Reynolds, of Ottawa, fought for his country in the jungles of Vietnam.
The case of a service member diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder but found instead to have brain damage caused by a malaria drug raises questions about the origin of similar symptoms in other post-9/11 veterans.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Mark Otto will march from Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza to the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan Friday as the final leg of his 1,000 mile ruck march to raise funds and awareness for the battle against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and veteran suicide.
Over the last decade, a controversial question has surrounded the Purple Heart: do veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder deserve it?
“The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation, but for many of our veterans that sound can bring back painful memories,” said Melissa Jarboe, founder of the Military Veteran Project.
When veterans return from serving their country, some struggle to overcome post traumatic stress disorder.
After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Video Intro Prescription drugs and medical marijuana continue to be at the center of an ongoing debate between those who are tasked with determining the best treatments for combat veterans who suffer from wartime ailments and those who have found temporary relief and even cures for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) in medical marijuana. In the movie […]
In the US, there are 2.7 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. About 20-percent are estimated to have PTSD and about half never seek treatment.