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How service dogs help can with PTSD

I know what you are thinking. Sure, a friendly pet helps alleviate stress for those suffering from PTSD or depression. That’s true, but it’s not the only way a dog can help. I was surprised when I saw this story…

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Children’s book helps explain PTSD

Carolina Nadel is an illustrator and children’s book author with a background in medicine. Her newest book, “Daddy’s Home” gets straight to the point when it comes to how military children may be understanding their parent’s new behavior after returning from war. The story mirror’s a child’s experience of an easily aggravated father who, after [...]

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Healing the Wounded Heart: Alternative Treatment for PTSD

For over a year now, Dr. Allen Roland has been working with veterans with PTSD in Northern California using his heart centered Healing the Wounded Heart therapy workshops and has experienced impressive results.

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Unconventional (and adorable!) Aid for Veterans

Veterans and the dogs

Soldier’s Best Friend is an non-profit organization that works to connect service dogs (or Therapeutic Companion Dogs) with veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Veteran walks barefoot across the US

Ron Zaleski, a Marine Corp veteran, walked across the United States and is now on his way to Washington, D.C. to bring awareness to veteran’s mental health.

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Unique Way to Connect Veterans to Mental Health Services

By training bartenders at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) clubs to “identify veterans in trouble and direct them to mental health professionals”, researchers hope to help more struggling veterans. The theory behind the study is to engage the community and people who see veterans on a regular basis, rather than doctors who may only see their patients once a year.

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Veterans point to Pathway Home as life saver

The current issue of Smithsonian features a great profile on The Pathway Home, a place where returning soldiers are able to get the help they need to come down from the stress of war. Several vets who have gone through their program say that The Pathway Home saved their lives. They are developing programs for [...]

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About 1 in 10 Iraq veterans develops a serious case of PTSD, researchers say

An LA Times article by Karen Kaplan states the new stats on Sodiers returning from Iraq with PTSD. One in ten returning soldiers have “serious impairment” caused by PTSD. The more controversial part of the article, that the headline does not allude to, are the drug treatments that might be effective: A study [...]

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