UK, NI – save our centre Royal British Legion veterans hold vigil to highlight fears key retreat centre in Portrush could close within weeks

Jason Johnson 24 Dec 2019, 15:31 https://www.thesun.ie/news/4921809/royal-british-legions-vigil-retreat-centre-close/ The Royal British Legion’s seafront Bennet House in Portrush, Co Antrim has been tipped for imminent closure But it’s been tipped for imminent closure due to financial pressures. Veterans and supporters of the house are being urged to gather at noon outside the property on the Saturday after…

NY – ‘It’s Just Incredible’: Vietnam Vets Gifted Service Dogs For Christmas After 50-Year Wait

December 24, 2019 at 7:25 pm Filed Under:Charlie Cooper, https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/24/vietnam-vets-service-dogs/ NESCONSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two Long Island Vietnam Veterans were gifted with life changing animals on Tuesday, just in time for Christmas. Larry Keating and Bill Thumm both have waited 50 years to receive a service dog. “I had a drug problem. I had an…

How to cope with PTSD and trauma over Christmas News from BACP

24 December 2019 Our member Justin Havens has produced a free video to help people with PTSD with their nightmares https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2019/24-december-how-to-cope-with-ptsd-and-trauma-over-christmas/ The Christmas period can be stressful for many, but for people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) it can be particularly challenging. Our member Dr Justin Havens offers advice for coping over the festive period…

Psychiatry Becomes Individual with Better Screening, More Therapies

DECEMBER 24, 2019 Kenneth Walter https://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/psychiatry-becomes-individual-with-better-screening-more-therapies A patient goes to his primary care physician for an illness. While there, he’s screened for depression. That screening leads to a psychiatrist referral, and that referral leads to counseling, maybe treatment. He and his psychiatrist have their pick now from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and differing classes of…