The funeral for Sion Rosier took place with full military honours (Image: WalesOnline)

Twelve soldiers die since Boris Johnson said ‘veterans’ welfare is our top priority’

By Sean Rayment https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/twelve-soldiers-die-boris-johnson-19856685 At least a dozen have died in suspected suicides since pledge – with veterans feeling ‘betrayed’ At least 12 soldiers and ex-soldiers have died in suspected suicides since Boris Johnson said veterans’ welfare was a Tory priority in June. Three were still in service, one was a ­reservist and eight had…

Army veteran Johnny Mercer talks about how PTSD ripped apart his circle of friends

The Plymouth MP has vowed to fight for better mental health care for traumatised soldiers By Colleen Smith 18:15, 7 SEP 2019https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/army-veteran-johnny-mercer-talks-3295642 Former Army captain and Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer has vowed to provide veterans with the “best mental health care in the world” after admitting post-combat stress ripped apart the circle of friends he…

New York – National Suicide Prevention Week: How Advocates, Artists Hope To Spark The Conversation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – National Suicide Prevention Week starts Sunday 8th september.For full article and video news report please click the clink below >>>>https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/09/07/national-suicide-prevention-week-interview/ Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, killing about 47,000 people each year. But many people suffer in silence, because of the stigma. Bob Gebbia, CEO of the…

Fargo VA (Veterans Affairs) to offer hyperbaric therapy for vets as part of pilot program

By: Kevin Wallevand | Sep 7th 2019 – 6am. For article and video news report please click link below >>>>https://www.inforum.com/business/healthcare/4650463-Fargo-VA-to-offer-hyperbaric-therapy-for-vets-as-part-of-pilot-program FARGO — The Fargo VA Health Care System has been given the green light to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy to veterans dealing with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, a therapy many veterans say has given…

Veterans mount up for Trail to Zero ride, raising awareness of equine therapy for PTSD patients

Veterans mount up for Trail to Zero ride, raising awareness of equine therapy for PTSD patients

By Shen Wu Tan – The Washington Times – Saturday, September 7, 2019 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/7/veterans-mount-trail-zero-ride-raising-awareness-e/ Tourists in the nation’s capital Saturday witnessed an uncommon sight in the District as a patrol of military veterans rode horseback to mourn comrades who died by suicide and raise awareness of a therapy that might help others suffering in silence.…

LIVING PROOF Military veterans recount struggles — and triumphs — over PTSD

JAMES SWIFT/THE DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS http://daily-tribune.com/stories/living-proof-military-veterans-recount-struggles-and-triumphs-over-ptsd,23076 Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Robert Poston was a commanding officer at Fort McPherson. At that time, he was on funeral detail for north Georgia and parts of Tennessee — essentially, it was his job to inform parents that their sons had died in combat. He recalled checking into…

EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know

By Jayne Leonard https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325717.php Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a technique that some psychotherapists use to treat people experiencing psychological distress. Research suggests that EMDR is a relatively safe and effective therapy. Organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recommend it for people with post-traumatic…

People with PTSD could benefit from fear reducing medication.

By Lauren Sharkey https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326277.php Post-traumatic stress disorder has proved difficult to treat in the long term. Mixing psychological therapy with a novel drug could help. In June, researchers carried out a review to determine whether medication or psychological therapy was the best treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Due to a lack of comparative studies,…