PA, USA – Horses help vets, first responders take reins against PTSD

By MARI A. SCHAEFER, The Philadelphia Inquirer The Associated Press December 28, 2019 01:18 PM https://www.sacbee.com/news/article238700063.html Photo: This Oct. 17, 2019 photo, Dale Pitcher leads Ruby the horse back to the barn with instructor Alexis Daly, right, at Shamrock Reins in Pipersville, Pa. Shamrock Reins offers equine therapy for veterans including Pitcher. The Philadelphia Inquirer…

‘It’s amazing what happens here’ — Nonprofit saves dogs from being euthanized and trains them to help veterans heal

Katie Santich, Orlando Sentinel December 28, 2019 at 11:33 AM https://taskandpurpose.com/k9-partners-for-patriots Photo: An Airman with the 168th Wing visits with Kansas, the wing’s therapy dog July 22, 2019, at Eielson Air Force Base. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Shannon Chace At 13 pounds, Sandy may not look like your stereotypical service dog.…

IL, USA – Art as therapy for Veterans

Kaitlin Pearson 28/12/12019 https://week.com/2019/12/28/art-as-therapy-for-veterans/ Self expression has long been regarded as a form of therapy, but for service members experiencing PTSD it can be life changing. That’s the philopshy behind 22 VA or 22 Veterans Art. It was founded by Michael Ragan who reminds people that 22 Veterans take their own lives every day. Ragan…

As a veteran with PTSD, cannabis helps me fight for myself in ways other treatments fail to

Society’s current approach is to treat the symptoms, not the patient. Healing the entire person takes a whole lot more than that Adam Smith 28/12/2019 https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/cannabis-ptsd-treatment-cbd-mental-health-us-army-a9258241.html Post-traumatic stress is not permanent. I know that statement probably makes a lot of people uncomfortable, with arguments of “you don’t know me or what I’ve been through” often…