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  • Brain circuit discovered that eliminates fear and anxiety
    Brain circuit discovered that eliminates fear and anxiety
    The human brain has a specific circuit that developed to extinguish the memories of traumatic events and repeated exposure to traumatic situations. This circuit can be temporarily or permanently damaged as evinced in cases of clinical anxiety...
  • Mike Skinner
    Mike Skinner on PTSD, mental health advocacy, music and more
    PTSD Awareness Month has come and gone again (it was in June), but post-traumatic stress is no respecter of calendars, and PTSD awareness is always needed.Post-traumatic stress disorder develops as a result of severe trauma, such as sexual...
  • Project 22
    Doc King and Daniel Egbert discuss their documentary Project 22
    Project 22, the feature documentary film, unabashedly explores healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Directed by Matt ‘Doc’ King and Daniel Egbert, and produced by Matt Tester, the film delves into the very real statistic...
  • Jon and his family received eviction notice for having service dog Alli
    Marine veteran injured in Iraq is being evicted because of his service dog
    A Marine veteran who was injured while serving our country, and diagnosed with PTSD says he's being evicted because of his service dog after residing in his Manchester Court apartment complex in Chicago for the past four years, Insider Fox...
  • Tetris therapy for PTSD: A new way to look at brain function
    Tetris therapy for PTSD: A new way to look at brain function
    Video gaming has been blamed for a smattering societal ills, but a recent study has found a therapeutic use for the game, Tetris, in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researchers at Oxford University conducted a study using visual...
  •  RallyPoint helps active military and veterans connect, network, find work
    RallyPoint helps active military and veterans connect, network, find work
    Founded in 2012, RallyPoint is now 720,000 members strong, including 12 percent of currently serving military. RallyPoint is a community that offers current and former military members a more protected social networking experience than what is...
  • Fireworks
    Neighborhood fireworks: Not just dogs are affected
    The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, making a nice three-day weekend to enjoy the festivities. Barbecues and water gun fights will no doubt fill many backyards during the holiday weekend. One thing that shouldn’t be happening at...
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    Today is PTSD Awareness Day
    Today, June 27, 2015 is PTSD Awareness Day. So take a moment to remember the thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan only to face the horrors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.On June 24, 2010 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution...
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    June is PTSD Awareness Month
    As usual with the VA it is better late than never time. June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month and the Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting a "PTSD Awareness: June 2015" campaign.The VA’s PTSD...
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    The VA Throws a Veteran Under the Bus for Father’s Day
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is the worst bureaucracy on the face of the Earth, and the only thing worse than the VA’s performance is the VA’s timing. The VA just threw a combat veteran under the bus for Father’s Day.First...
  • Academy Award nominated Robin Fryday's films on civil rights and PTSD
    Academy Award nominated Robin Fryday's films on civil rights and PTSD
    Although history does, of course, occur in time and place, we do ourselves and our children and ourselves a sad disservice if we focus too heavily on those aspects and neglect what history really is, stories of people who change the trajectory the...
  • Guardians of Rescue open new chapter in Florida to help vets suffering from PTSD
    Guardians of Rescue open new chapter in Florida to help vets suffering from PTSD
    The Guardians of Rescue (GOR) is an animal rescue organization originally opened and based in New York. In order to help veterans suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), GOR is opening a new “Paws of War” chapter in Port...
  • Special attention to caregivers
    Special attention to caregivers
    Today is Memorial Day 2015. We have seen many Memorial Days in our lifetime. Perhaps we did not fully appreciate them and the full meaning until September 11, 2011. We certainly do now and with each new day we should be celebrating our military....
  • America
    Memorial Day: Dying for freedom. American Wars Remembered
    Memorial Day 2015 will be just another day for many who are at the lake, hiking in the mountains, swimming the pool, cooking on the grill. However, for those who have lost a loved one defending the freedom of America will be much more than that...
  • Ricky, a dog with personality!
    When you meet Ricky, you'll meet your new best friend
    If you or someone you know is looking for a new pet, today just might be your lucky day because Ricky, a 2 ½ year-old terrier mix is looking for a new home! Ricky’s time with his current foster family expired earlier this month and...
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