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Documentary: Battle at Home

Statistics suggest that until relatively recently the majority of soldiers in combat never fired their weapons. For most of us it is next to impossible to open fire on someone, so the military goes through great efforts to teach soldiers to become killers and to desensitize them. The products of these efforts are trigger-happy soldiers… Read More »

Combat Vet Raps about PTSD – via FOX5 Vegas KVVU2

Veteran Turned Rapper SGT Dunson uses music to treat PTSD. LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – One in six Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) last year. Some of them get therapy while others have taken their own lives. For more of the story check out : http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/18528060/local-vet-combats-ptsd-with-rap Source: Youtube

The Final Call: Why Firefighters Commit Suicide | Fault Lines

Suicide rates are on the increase among firefighters in the United States. They are three times more likely to die by suicide than in line of duty, according to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), an organisation chartered by Congress to honour and provide support to the families of firefighters killed on the job. They… Read More »

About PTSD symptoms: “I pretty much alienated myself from everyone… ” CPT Sarah C. Humphries

CPT Sarah C. Humphries US Army (1994 – present) “I am so glad I did [get treatment]; I wish I had done it five years sooner.” Learn more about PTSD from CPT Sarah C. Humphries as well as Veterans who’ve been there: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/AboutFace Source: Youtube

Boston Marathon Bombing Causing PTSD in Children

According to a study from researchers at Boston University, about one out of nine children who were in attendance at the Boston Marathon bombing have symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The statistics are based on a survey of 460 parents with children age 4 to 19 in the Boston area. According to… Read More »

Gunshots heard as patron films gunman shooting inside California bar

Eyewitness footage from inside a Southern California bar shooting that killed 12 has emerged. Gunshots can be header as the patron, Dallas Knapp, escapes from the Borderline Bar and Grill. Authorities identified the gunman as Ian David Long, 28, a decorated Marine Corps machine gunner who had served in Afghanistan and suffered from post-traumatic stress… Read More »

PTSD – The war within

Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Out of two million US soldiers who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, psychiatrists estimate that one in three may, at some point, develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is the story of five American soldiers stricken with PTSD. One is on trial for murder, two committed suicide and two… Read More »

Soldier talks about his struggle with depression and PTSD

Soldier talks about his struggle with depression and PTSD. How his struggle lead him to some destructive behavior and finally to seek the help he needed to cope with his emotions. Video by Gilbert Telles | Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office | Date: 08.15.2013 Thumbs up for the troop! Favorite this video and subscribe for… Read More »

Veterans at Ease: Working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

For more information on Veterans at Ease: Front Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veterans-at-Ease/188497624496142 Interview with Garreth Murrell, founder of Veterans at Ease, an organization in the U.K. aimed at helping war veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder); filmed in July 2012 in San Francisco, CA; interviewed by Mireya Novo Kaba; produced by Kabavideo Cinematography, http://kabavideo.com. Source: Youtube

Physiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (3 of 3)

June 17, 2008 – Psychologist Michael Ryan, Psychotherapist Carolyn Carino, Vietnam War veteran Jim Hodges, and Hauenstein Center Director Gleaves Whitney talk about returning veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder. Source: Youtube

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder cases overwhelm Veteran Affairs

US military veterans are honored by all upon arriving back from war and it is agreed that these brave men and women should receive the best health care possible after putting their lives on the line. Now more than ever, thousands of troops suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but in some cases don’t get treatment… Read More »