Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs

Veteran receives federal citation after service dog dispute

Brandon Rimmer left the Air Force with post-traumatic stress disorder after combat tours as a K-9 explosives expert. He got a dog for emotional support, but ran into a legislate maze when he took the animal with him to the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Source: Youtube

Holiday cheer? Not so easy for a veteran living with PTSD

http://news.wbfo.org/post/holiday-cheer-not-so-easy-veteran-living-ptsd During the Holidays, people are encouraged to be merry. But for many, the opposite occurs and depression or other mental health issues rise to the surface. This is especially so for may veterans struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. WBFO … Source: Youtube

VA care, music therapy help Chicago Veteran overcome PTSD

Air Force Veteran Chris Smith says VA health care helped him deal with the anxiety of losing his eyesight. The Chicago musician and singer found healing and rehabilitation with music therapy at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Smith was one of more than 120 Veterans to participate in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival… Read More »

How adaptive climbing helps veterans fight PTSD

In 2017, the VA funded adaptive sports programs in every state. In Colorado, veterans address post-traumatic stress disorder through rock climbing. Learn more about this story at https://www.newsy.com/86167/ Find more videos like this at https://www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newsy Source: Youtube

Veterans Use Marijuana For PTSD

** This video is intended for educational & entertainment purposes only. ** Veterans, first-responders, and civilians with PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder also known as OSI (operational stress injury) leads to suicide, depression, anxiety, drug abuse and anti-social behavior. There is growing evidence that the pharmacological therapies are not working and contribute to worsening… Read More »

CRISIS: Veterans, mental health & the wounds we cannot see | psychology recovery & military

Pre-order My New Book Today! ARE YOU OK? http://bit.ly/2s0mULy Veteran’s Day is tomorrow; I wanted to take some time to talk about mental health and the issues that plague them. We all know that PTSD is an issue for all our veteran’s but what about homelessness, addiction, and suicide. The most staggering statistic I found… Read More »

Military deployment is hard on family. Coming home can be even harder.

Richard Parker spent years away from his family while serving combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The impact on his family didn’t end when he returned. Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury have left Parker and his family in a constant battle to adjust to civilian life. Video by John Fitzhugh / The Sun… Read More »

Combat veteran with PTSD struggles to adjust to civilian life

After serving three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Richard Parker of Pascagoula struggles to adjust to civilian life. His family shares the impact of his PTSD and physical injuries as he works toward becoming as normal as he can. Video by John Fitzhugh / The Sun Herald Read more: https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/military/article207154284.html More from The Sun… Read More »

Wife ‘will do anything’ to help her husband, a veteran with PTSD

When Casey Kennedy of Biloxi, MS returned from Iraq with post traumatic stress and physical injuries, his wife began a battle to help save him. Amber stays at home to serve as his caregiver and vows to do whatever she can to keep him safe. Video by John Fitzhugh / The Sun Herald Read more:… Read More »