SA war hero diagnosed with 6 traumatic brain injuries discusses PTSD recovery, urges veterans to get help
Coming off of national PTSD awareness month, a San Antonio Marine Corps and Army veteran has spent time sharing his story with others in need. He said now, with mass troops returning from a difficult end to the war in Afghanistan, adjusting to civilian life is even harder.
Brownsville’s silent march draws massive turnout
By OMAR E. ZAPATAThe Brownsville HeraldIn its 23 years, the annual Memorial Day Silent March had its biggest turnout yet Monday, with around 300 people participating in the Brownsville march and ceremony to honor fallen veterans. Get help because when you suffer by yourself and your family also suffers,” Garcia said. “Reaching out to the Veterans Crisis Line, reaching out to family members, to other veterans. “It’s something that we should keep an eye on, you know, watch out on our battle buddies and our family members,” he said. For help with PTSD, depression or any other issue, reach out to the Veterans Crisis Line at (800) 273-8255 or the Harlingen VA at (956) 291-9000.myrgv.com
Peer-to-peer support group helps local first responders cope with PTSD
First responders are called to emergencies, rescue people and show up to work day after day to do it all over again, which can sometimes lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. A former police officer in Selma is helping others learn how to manage their trauma.
What’s Up South Texas!: Woman rescues shelter dogs to train as service dogs for vets with PTSD
San Antonio – A South Texas woman has dedicated her life to helping veterans overcome Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by training shelter dogs to become service animals. Our job is to train a dog to alleviate those symptoms.”AdShe said they look for five things in a potential service dog. “The thing with shelter dogs is that they have a shelter way of being,” Jenkins said. “The main obstacle is the misinformation and education lacking for service dogs and service dog training,” Jenkins said. The main issue I would say is the service dog registries which are fake and not real nor is it associated with anything.
Hospitals prepare for wave of mental health disorders among their workers
Im worried I will develop PTSD.Hospital administrators say Davis experiences are hardly unique, and that is why they expect to confront a surge of mental health disorders affecting physicians and nurses who have battled COVID-19. AdvertisementThe degree of stress that front-line healthcare workers are experiencing is extraordinary, said Dr. Dennis Charney, the dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. With no proven treatments or cures, physicians and nurses say they have often felt powerless to prevent the sickest from dying. Nearly 14,000 people have perished from the disease in the city, health officials say. Other major hospitals in New York City, including those affiliated with New York and Columbia universities, have launched similar efforts.latimes.com
Combat Hippies help veterans combat PTSD
MIAMI - According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, up to 20% of Iraqi veterans develop post-traumatic stress disorder. "I deployed in 2004, to Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq," said Anthony Torres, Army veteran and executive director, writer and performer with Combat Hippies. "Every time we go in, we shed tears, and those tears are real," said Angel Rodriguez, a Vietnam Veteran, actor and writer with Combat Hippies. Combat Hippies help veterans through the healing process and encourage others coping with trauma to do the same. The Combat Hippies are on a national tour and have played cities like Miami, Denver and Milwaukee.
Battling chronic illness, Navy veteran finds joy in art
U.S. Navy veteran, wife and mother says after she left her 20-year military career behind, she not only struggled with PTSD, but also battled cancer, chronic pain and depression. This U.S. Navy veteran, wife and mother says after she left her 20-year military career behind, she not only struggled with PTSD, but also battled cancer, chronic pain and depression. But with chronic pain in her legs and arms, traditional painting wasn't an option. She discovered a technique called "pour painting," where an artist mixes up colors and a painting medium in a cup and then pours it onto a canvas. Nelsen is working with the ViBe District and MOCA on an event called "The People's Pour" scheduled for October 10.
Canadian pot company Tilray ships CBD to US for clinical trials on alcohol and PTSD
Tilray has begun shipping CBD to researchers at New York University to study alcohol and post-traumatic stress disorders, the Canadian pot company announced Thursday. The NYU researchers will test CBD in clinical trials aimed at treating alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Strict regulations have made it difficult for researchers to study cannabis. Scientists are hopeful about CBD's potential to treat alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He pointed to animal studies suggesting that CBD could treat alcohol use disorder and PTSD, as well as other early research showing CBD might reduce anxiety, depression and more.cnbc.com
Veterans ask Texas Legislature to pass medical marijuana bill
SAN ANTONIO – For the past couple of years, veterans have been heading to the Texas Capitol and testifying how medical marijuana helps their ailments. “We use cannabis for medical reasons, and we believe as veterans we’ve earned the right to use a medication that is safe and effective,” Dave Bass said. A retired Army veteran, Bass is now veterans outreach director for the Texas Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a medical marijuana advocating group. Since 2013, Bass has gone to the Legislature to try to get bills passed to allow veterans to get access to medical cannabis. After getting arrested twice for possessing marijuana, Faulkner said he decided to move to Colorado so he would not face any further legal trouble.