After three combat deployments to the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, something as simple as the smell of hay could trigger Rick Burth’s post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
They are each wary and slow to trust others. They each scan their surroundings constantly. And each stays constantly alert for danger.
The information about the veteran is scant, clinical in tone, yet disturbing.
The War in Between, a documentary film about veterans with PTSD and wolves helping each other heal, just was picked up for North American distribution by 7th Art Releasing.
A local horse therapy program has been using horses recovering from emotional trauma to help veterans who suffer from PTSD.
One humid day in July, Shawn Justice and Calvin Norton made their way down a dirt path at South Mountain State Park.
While many have plans to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks on Tuesday, it is important to remember that some may not enjoy the noises the explosives make.
But when it comes to post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition many of his fellow veterans live with, his views on medical marijuana have shifted.
June is Posttraumatic Stress Awareness Month, and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is using this time to reach out to veterans to make sure they know help is available.
Over the past few years, Lyle, 27, has devoted much of his time to meeting with lawmakers and testifying before Congress, aiming to change how the Department of Veterans Affairs serves its vets.
A group of Northland tractor owners hit the road Saturday in the first ever American Legion Tractor Cruise. It’s all to benefit veterans struggling with PTSD.
On Wednesday, the country’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs delivered his first “State of the VA” where he addressed veteran suicides and the need for help.
Psychological trauma like that caused by combat can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD can be debilitating, but researchers are getting a better handle on whether there may be a silver lining for those who suffer from it.
The American Legion, representing millions of wartime vets, calls on Trump to loosen federal restrictions on medical marijuana research to help those suffering from PTSD, TBI, opioid abuse, and more.
Too many American veterans face a new enemy, encountered months or many years after leaving active duty: sleeplessness. David Bass, a US Army officer who served for 20 years, describes how insomnia can begin for soldiers.
Sylvan Olivieri, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine, is among dozens of veterans who have sought therapy on the golf course.
The mission of the nonprofit 22Kill is hitting close to home. “There are 22 veterans that kill themselves every day. We are here to stop that,” board member Cory Ryan said.
Everyday behaviors to improve health could be a key part of reducing suicide among veterans. New research suggests that health-promoting behaviors are important for reducing suicidal ideation among veterans with high levels of PTSD symptoms.
With the recent Syrian tomahawk missile attack by the Trump Administration after what appeared to have been dubious evidence of Syrian culpability, President Donald Trump lost a great deal of his loyal supporters and followers. This is because tens of millions of Americans (as well as hundreds of millions of people overseas) felt that he […]
For many years the impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on veterans has been the topic of discussion among health and activists circles, but usually with the emphasis on male veterans.
“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.