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Mountie who witnessed Greyhound bus beheading commits suicide

Winnipeg - A retired Mountie who witnessed Vincent Li stab and behead a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in 2008 has taken his own life. The former dog handler had been suffering from PTSD.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Behind enemy lines — World War II Special

I could see them scurrying in utter confusion, trying to escape being killed or captured. Others avoided capture by holding grenades to their chests and blowing themselves up. ~CJ Miller on PTSD
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 2 comments

How to fix traumatic memories?

Is it possible to take traumatic memories disappear? A group of scientists think that this might be possible for the most recent, trauma-inducing events.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

PTSD study: Magic Mushroom psilocybin may treat conditioned fear

Researchers have found that low doses of psilocybin, the active substance in magic mushrooms, help mice overcome conditioned fear response, opening up the possibility of use of psilocybin in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

Iraq war vet's suicide letter alleges 'war crimes,' abandonment

Phoenix - A US Army veteran who killed himself last month penned a poignant suicide letter in which he agonized over 'war crimes' he was a part of in Iraq, as well as what he calls his 'abandonment' by the government that forced him to commit them.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

A new drug target for the treatment of post-traumatic stress

A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the brain appears to reduce the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma. It is hoped this could become a drug target site for people suffering with PTSD.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

PTSD sufferers 'linked to higher diabetes risk'

A research report suggests a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Inability of the military and law enforcement to deal with PTSD

Surrey - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common in the military, law enforcement officers and first responders. PTSD has resulted in homelessness, domestic abuse, substance abuse and suicides. While PTSD is recognized, the response has been inadequate.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 15 comments

'Collateral Murder': Soldier relives infamous WikiLeaks video

By now, most people know about the infamous "Collateral Murder" video, taken in Iraq, released by WikiLeaks, and which put Bradley Manning behind bars. On the 3rd anniversary of the release of the video, someone who was at the scene speaks out.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Lee Goldman's story: Surviving hell to give back to the community Special

Toronto - Being a teenager is never easy for the child or for the parents. For Toronto's Jane Doe, 26, that is an understatement. School problems led to her being sent to a 'boot camp' in Utah that left her with PTSD.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Veteran violence — Lancet study in UK raises some questions

Sydney - The mix of PTSD, violence and combat service has attained urban legend status, but as usual with urban legends, facts have been sparse. A new study published in The Lancet at last provides some working numbers and opens the gate for more study.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Veteran's Advocate takes Feinstein to task over PTSD and Gun bans

Senator Feinstein has set off a fire storm of controversy and debate over her remarks at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee meeting that were against expanding the exemption from a gun ban for retired military veterans.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 15 comments

Op-Ed: Afghanistan — The cost of war — Post traumatic stress disorder

Washington - Military casualties for the first two months of 2013 have been relatively low, with a total of ten NATO soldiers killed, of which six were American. With the war winding down what are the real costs of war in terms of mental illness of our veterans?
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 14 comments

Canada: Ex-Canadian Veterans Ombudsman treated for PTSD

Ottawa - Colonel Pat Stogran (retired) is a long time advocate of veterans rights. He was appointed Veterans Ombudsman in 2006, but his contract was not renewed in 2010. Stogran says that he is being treated for PTSD as a result of Ottawa's treatment of veterans
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 6 comments

Update: Missing Veteran in Iowa found safe

Des Moines - The veteran community is currently pulling together to find a missing warfighter, Brian Rollins. Brian a member of the Minnesota national guard has been found and is safe at his home.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 4 comments

Ron Paul's tweet on murdered Navy SEAL sniper sparks outrage

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul posted a tweet Monday that blamed the Navy SEAL who was killed at a Texas gun range this weekend for his own death.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 15 comments

MDMA for PTSD: Studies shows benefit but spark controversy

New research supports the notion that the psychedelic drug MDMA or pure Ecstasy, in conjunction with psychotherapy, could provide treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings have also sparked some controversy.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 6 comments

Golden retrievers travel from Chicago to Newtown to give comfort

To provide comfort to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, a Chicago-based charity has sent 10 golden retriever dogs to Newtown to provide comfort in a time of mourning and grieving.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Video: MMA as an alternative therapy method for PTSD

As a means to treat people let alone veterans that suffer from PTSD, there is the possibility of MMA as an alternative form of therapy.
In the Media by Can Tran - 1 comment

Facebook page saves desperate soldier from suicide

Kingsport - When a Facebook page community heard that a member of the United States military was contemplating suicide, they sprung into action, traveling as much as 100 miles to try and find the "battle buddy" in trouble.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Marine PTSD declines with healing touch and guided imagery

A study at Camp Pendleton, California's Marine Corps Base Camp, has found that Marines diagnosed with moderate to severe PTSD show a significant reduction of symptoms when treated with healing touch and guided imagery --- alternative healing methods.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 7 comments

Is Mefloquine the new Agent Orange?

During Vietnam troops were exposed to Agent Orange. Later there was Gulf War Syndrome and depleted Uranium exposure. Now the military is dealing with a rash of military members with PTSD, and another chemical agent may be responsible for the diagnosis.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 4 comments

Video: 60% of Egyptians suffering from PTSD

Cairo - In the wake of the successful elections recently in Egypt, surveys have shown that 60% of Egyptians are suffering from PTSD, caused by the stress of both protests and multiple elections.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Caretakers are key to successful PTSD treatment Special

A recent study has found that treating the families of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for the psychological stress that comes with living with a vet with PTSD increases the success rate of treatment for the Veteran as well.
Digital Journal Report by Samantha A. Torrence - 11 comments

Study: Playing Tetris can help prevent PTSD

For years, doctors have tried to treat PTSD with everything from an anesthetic used during childbirth to hypnosis. But now, a study suggests a simpler approach: playing a particular video game. The findings offer hope for preventive treatment.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Suicides in the U.S. Air Force up 40% from last year

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy reports that more personnel have committed suicide so far in 2012 than have been killed in combat.
In the Media by Victoria N. Alexander - 3 comments

Caretakers of PTSD Veterans may get their own support hotline Special

Evansville - Shawn Gourley, founder of Military with PTSD and Author of "The War At Home" is now starting the process of building a hotline for Caretakers of Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Digital Journal Report by Samantha A. Torrence - 6 comments

Dr. Phil faces backlash from Veterans for PTSD show

On Thursday April 19, 2012, Dr. Phil aired a show about veterans with PTSD. The title of the show has caused friction between him and the PTSD community.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 9 comments

TopFinds: Easing the pain of PTSD, a woman’s suicide on Facebook

Inside a fight to help victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. A woman commits suicide while using Facebook. More details and photos emerge about the Trayvon Martin shooting. These are the top stories on
In the Media by David Silverberg

Military wife becomes champion for Veterans with PTSD Special

Evansville - Finding support for a veteran with PTSD is difficult, but finding support as a spouse of a vet with PTSD can be even more disappointing. Shawn Gourley has worked hard to ease this struggle for everyone affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Digital Journal Report by Samantha A. Torrence - 7 comments
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