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…

Shelter Dogs Help Veterans Heal Trauma of War

29 Dec 2019 The Orlando Sentinel | By Kate Santich Photo: Sarah Birman, an instructor at Canine Companions for Independence, trains a future service dog in Santa Rosa, Calif. (COURTESY OF CANINE COMPANIONS) https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/12/29/shelter-dogs-help-veterans-heal-trauma-war.html At 13 pounds, Sandy may not look like your stereotypical service dog. The Shih Tzu-yorkie mix, found abandoned in an alley,…

USA – BEYOND LOCAL: Would you ever consider psychedelics to treat PTSD?

https://www.newmarkettoday.ca/local-news/beyond-local-would-you-ever-consider-psychedelics-to-treat-ptsd-1978390 Research over the last decade has shown MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to be effective in treating PTSD from military combat, sexual assault and childhood abuse Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition, triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying or threatening event. Symptoms can include re-experiencing the trauma, avoidance, nightmares and severe anxiety. Living…

UK – Call for Government workplan to tackle rising suicide rates in Yorkshire

By Ruby Kitchen Published: 06:00 Monday 30 December 2019 https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/call-for-government-workplan-to-tackle-rising-suicide-rates-in-yorkshire-1-10165254 A comprehensive Government workplan is needed to support men most at risk of suicide, the Samaritans has warned, amid rising rates in Yorkshire at a level not seen since records began. Last year saw a 25 per cent increase in the number of suicides in…