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PTSD and the Courts

Yasir Naqvi, Ontario’s attorney general has announced the creation of a support line that will offer free counselling services to jurors. When Mark Farrant was called on to serve as a juror in a gruesome murder trial, he stepped up to perform his civic duty. But he didn’t expect to feel anxiety that intensified over… Read More »

Police PTSD | Front line officers under immense pressure | Sunday Night

Detective Sergeant Ashley Bryant joined the police force to proudly serve and protect the public. It was a job – and a career – he loved and lived for. He was a good cop with a wife and young family. But like one in five police officers, the things he saw – and the things… Read More »

Dancing Brings Joy, Relief to Veterans with PTSD

Nothing puts a smile on Roosevelt Smith’s face quite like dancing. Smith is one of a few dozen veterans with PTSD or traumatic brain injuries who fight depression and anxiety with a group dancing class at an AmVets post in Louisville, Kentucky. (Dec. 16) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking… Read More »

Virtual Reality Used To Treat Mental Health Problems

Virtual Therapy: VR is taking off in the film and gaming industries, and now the medical profession are taking interest. New software is helping patients around the world to relieve mental health conditions like PTSD and Alzheimer’s. At Oxford University a new study has phobia sufferers immersed in claustrophobic or stressful situations. Professor Daniel Freedman… Read More »

Mental Health and Climate Change

Katie Hayes of the University of Toronto, and Melanie Goodchild of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, join Steve Paikin to discuss the connections between climate change and mental health. From post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of a climate disaster such as a hurricane, to food insecurity and depression among the Inuit,… Read More »