UK – Drop-in service launched for veterans as Gosport charity’s visitor numbers double

By David Georgehttps://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/drop-in-service-launched-for-veterans-as-gosport-charity-s-visitor-numbers-double-1-9088401 VETERANS who are struggling with debt, mental health issues and more will be able to benefit from a new drop-in service in Gosport. FirstLight Trust, which has a cafe in Gosport High Street, has launched a monthly drop-in service, which will take place at the Discovery Centre further up the road. The…

Eastbourne gym offers free membership to veterans with PTSD

https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/people/eastbourne-gym-offers-free-membership-to-veterans-with-ptsd-1-9088271 A former soldier in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) is one of the first to take advantage of Duncan Bannatyne’s offer of free membership for veterans with PTSD. Ben Mead, 39, joined the Forces in 1998 and has been deployed to Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan in his time serving the country. During…

U.S’s oldest living WWII veteran celebrates his 110th birthday. We salute you Sir.

CBS This Morning Published on Sep 13, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Atyf4feLna8&feature=youtu.be This year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion in Normandy that ultimately led to Germany’s surrender. Today, about 500,000 American WWII veterans who served in Europe, the Pacific and other places are still living – but one U.S. veteran has been living longer than…

11 Ways Plants Enhance Your Mental and Emotional Health

Research shows how indoor and outdoor green spaces improve our well-being. Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cravings/201909/11-ways-plants-enhance-your-mental-and-emotional-health What do trees, shrubs, grasses, green plants, parks, beaches, open fields, and flowering gardens have to do with your mental health? Just about everything, according to an extensive review of the scientific literature supporting the benefits of exposure to…

Wichita – Local professionals receive training in new PTSD therapy.

Posted By: Wil Day. September 14, 2019 @ 9:27 am https://www.kfdi.com/2019/09/14/local-professionals-receive-training-in-new-ptsd-therapy/ A workshop is underway this weekend in Wichita to train local mental health professionals in a new therapy that is showing great promise in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Accelerated Resolution Therapy uses a combination of eye movements and memory visualization to help resolve…

Calls for mental health tests for troops as two from same regiment take own lives.

By Sean Rayment Photo : PAhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/calls-mental-health-tests-troops-20063187?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar A coroner wants troops to be screened for mental health issues after two from the same regiment hanged themselves within weeks of each other. Joseph McCrisken, coroner for Northern Ireland, wrote to Army chiefs urging them to act. He hit out after Lance Corporal James Ross, 30, from Leeds,…

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay #WSPD

https://www.iasp.info/wspd2019/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Suicide_Prevention_Day Please visit the official World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 website created by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). We invite you to browse our site to find WSPD banners, the World Suicide Prevention Day brochure in various languages, Light a Candle postcards, #WSPD facts and figures and resources. You can also learn…