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MINDS AT WAR team operate within a network of veterans groups to provide a safety net for those most vulnerable due to the debilitating symptoms of PTSD, a war wound that is invisible and seemingly overlooked by the Government & MOD, yet claims the lives of suffering veterans on a weekly and often daily basis.

USA – Marine Plants American Flag Every Mile for Veterans With PTSD. Houston to San Antonio.

By Andrew Dawson Jan 18, 2020 https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a30456810/lupita-hernandez-200-mile-run/ To close out her 2019, Lupita Hernandez stopped after every mile to plant a small flag along Interstate-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Each pause in her 200-mile run was to honor a fellow veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something she has dealt with since she retired…

USA – Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

By Traci PedersenAssociate News Editor Last updated: 18 Jan 2020  ~ 1 min read https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/01/18/adding-psychedelic-drugs-to-psychotherapy-may-help-treat-ptsd/153502.html Clinical trials suggest that adding psychedelic drugs to traditional psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than 3 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with PTSD, whose symptoms include nightmares…

Dorset veteran’s wife wants more help for veterans with PTSD

17 Jan 2020 See the video report and article here https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-dorset-51148313/dorset-veteran-s-wife-wants-more-help-for-veterans-with-ptsd Army veteran Jamie Davis was found dead six days ago in Totton, Hampshire. Now his wife, Alicia from Bournemouth in Dorset, has decided to speak out in the hope of raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Her husband was diagnosed with PTSD after…

USA – Meet the Retired Marine Who Developed a CBD Line Specifically for Veterans

Published on January 11, 2020 Steve Danyluk was inspired to found Warfighter Hemp and help scores of veterans become opioid-free and get their lives back. https://cannabisnow.com/warfighter-hemp-steve-danyluk-interview/cannabisnow.com/warfighter-hemp-steve-danyluk-interview/ As a retired Marine Corps Officer, Steve Danyluk is one of the last people you would expect to embrace cannabis. However, after spending time working with some of the…

UK – PTSD suffering Army Medic’s Assistance Dog Campaign backed by Gloucestershire’s CK9 School

Summary: Gloucestershire dog training and rehoming centre CK9 School is supporting ex-army medic and PTSD sufferer Richard Mearns’ assistance dog campaign. Body: CK9 School is hot on the heels of the assistance dog campaign launched by former Army medic Richard Mearns, and has called for increased awareness of these working dogs and more support for…

USA – Pets healing veterans: PTSD and canine companionship

By Lauren Moss |  Posted: Wed 6:21 PM, Jan 08, 2020 https://www.wndu.com/content/news/Pets-healing-veterans-PTSD-and-canine-companionship-566817901.html Every day, about 20 military veterans in the United States die by suicide – more than are lost daily in combat. Many of these veterans develop post-traumatic stress disorder transitioning back to civilian life. A new program is bringing canines and veterans together to…

Even global superstars suffer – Lady Gaga Got Candid With Oprah About The Cause Of Her PTSD & How She Manages It

Alejandra Salazar Last Updated January 5, 2020, 8:20 PM https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/01/9140832/lady-gaga-oprah-2020-vision-tour-ptsd-rape-fibromyalgia Lady Gaga recounted her experiences with PTSD and mental illness in conversation with Oprah Winfrey this weekend.The talk took place on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, FL as part of Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus tour. It marked the start of Winfrey’s first national…

Navy vet runs the world to raise suicide prevention awareness

By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 1, 2020 https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/navy-vet-runs-the-world-to-raise-suicide-prevention-awareness-1.613148 STUTTGART, Germany— Navy veteran Dustin Johnson was in despair. He was already struggling with his transition into civilian life, and a fire burned his Missouri home to the ground in January 2019. It was the final straw for Johnson, who said he attempted…

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 FROM ALL THE TEAM AT MINDS AT WAR

10 great unsung heroes from the Portsmouth area and their amazing stories – BRAVO All Call Signs

Published: 06:00 Monday 30 December 2019 https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/10-great-unsung-heroes-from-the-portsmouth-area-and-their-amazing-stories-1-9185872?fbclid=IwAR2kpX1Wu-6X-W7PM8ZSK2qVNNE1J-fYz89fNJRx6NSodcNKJYmnuoLPyAo Today The News celebrates our unsung heroes who have improved the lives of those in our area or shown excellence in their field. They have all been given one of The News’ New Year Honours for 2019 – here are one of the hero groups… ALL CALL SIGNS – Daniel Arnold and…