Australia – A royal commission is the best way to find solutions to the veteran suicide crisis

24 December 2019 By: Luke Gosling https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/key-enablers/5367-a-royal-commission-is-the-best-way-to-find-solutions-to-the-veteran-suicide-crisis With much ink already spilled on the merits of a royal commission into veteran suicide, it’s helpful to recap what we know and what we don’t know about the issue itself, explains veteran turned federal parliamentarian Luke Gosling, OAM. We know that, since 2001, we’ve lost at least…

UK – Stunt driving team helps Wotton veteran get back on track

By Huw Mabe https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/18120834.stunt-driving-team-helps-wotton-veteran-get-back-track/ A WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE veteran whose life fell apart after leaving the army is getting things back on track as part of a stunt-driving team. Tristan Dover, 54, served for 10 years in the army, spending much of his time in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. After he left suffered from post-traumatic stress…

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – The Facts – The Myths – The Symptoms

SANE- Australia https://www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides/post-traumatic-stress-disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. Some people develop PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event. People affected may feel anxious and highly vigilant, and have intrusive thoughts and memories of the trauma. With treatment, people with PTSD can make a full recovery. The facts People who have experienced…

Australia – We Just Got Closer to Understanding How PTSD Starts to Develop in The Mind

DAVID NIELD 21 DEC 2019 (Illustration Forest/Shutterstock) https://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-maps-out-how-ptsd-develops-in-the-brain-in-its-early-stages# Nearly a quarter of people who experience severe trauma go on to develop PTSD (or post-traumatic stress disorder), and a new study could help doctors better understand how one leads to the other. In time, this might lead to improved treatments, too. As a type of anxiety…

Benefits of Getting Outdoors – PTSD sufferers can get so much relief from making the effort to get outdoors.

Julie Singh Nov12 2019 https://www.tripoutside.com/health-benefits-of-getting-outdoors/ If you’re a self-professed homebody, you could seriously benefit from a change of scenery. Spending time in nature could improve your physical and mental health, ward off illness, and actually make you happier!  As the Father of Western Medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “Nature itself is the best physician.” If you’re…