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Police officer who suffered PTSD after Pulse massacre granted retirement

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Police officer who suffered PTSD after Pulse massacre granted retirement | High Way Police pension board members voted unanimously Thursday to grant disability retirement and a lifelong pension to Orlando police Officer Alison Clarke, who developed post-traumatic stress disorder following the Pulse massacre.  #High_Way Source: Youtube

Before PTSD: Civil War Trauma

Before terms like shell shock, combat fatigue, and PTSD became common medical terminology, the Civil War soldier faced mental and physical traumas that would be repugnant to the senses. This video covers some of the medical terminology of those days, examines accounts from traumatized soldiers on both sides, and argues that we should all come… Read More »

A PAWSitive Support Project for Veterans with PTSD and Who Problematically Use Substances

Learning how psychiatric service dogs can help veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover from problematic alcohol and drug use is the focus of a new Health Canada, Substance Use and Addiction Program, funded project led by the University of Saskatchewan. The project started in September, 2019 and will extend for 3.5 years. The… Read More »