Fergal Keane: BBC’s Africa editor to step down over PTSD from decades of war reporting

Colleagues praise honesty of award-winning journalist who will take on new role away from frontline Tim Wyatt 25th January 2020 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/fergal-keane-ptsd-bbc-africa-editor-war-reporter-correspondent-a9300656.html The veteran BBC reporter Fergal Keane has stood down from his role as Africa editor because he has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a statement to BBC staff, the corporation’s head of newsgathering, Jonathan Munro,…

The former soldier who lost three of his best friends within months

By Katie Bellis Video Journalist 17:19, 21 JAN 2020 Updated17:29, 21 JAN 2020 https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/former-soldier-who-lost-three-17604835 Over the years Sean Gregory has known 20 soldiers from across Wales who have died in accidents or taken their own lives Sean Gregory and friend Lyndon Barton are raising money to make a difference to the lives of the children…

USA – Combat veteran uses Float therapy to treat PTSD

by Ariana Lubelli, SBG San AntonioTuesday, January 21st 2020 https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/combat-veteran-finds-healthy-alternative-to-combat-post-traumatic-stress-disorder?jwsource=cl SAN ANTONIO — There is a new approach to treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among veterans that involves no prescriptions or pills. Robert Torres, 35, a father of three, and combat veteran who gave 13 years of service to the U.S. made it out safely,…

‘For Jamie Davis’: Here’s where to go if you’re a veteran in Dorset and you need support

By Greg Luckhurst https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18175411.for-jamie-davis-go-veteran-dorset-need-support/?ref=fbpg&fbclid=IwAR2lNoNRLfpoIneaRrlJI2qLdnq6-DC7Nd1ExCg4F5k_MKPKk0Ga6JioRu0 FOLLOWING the death of a former servicemen and rugby player, organisations and individuals from Dorset have been in touch with Echo to promote their services and help to prevent similar incidents from happening again. Ex-rifleman Jamie Davis passed away earlier this month after a long struggle with PTSD. His wife Alicia…

**FOCUS ON SCOTLAND** Shoulder to Shoulder volunteer mentoring programme in Scotland

supporting ex-service men and women who are recovering from mental health issues or having difficulty adjusting to civilian life. https://timebank.org.uk/volunteer-projects/shoulder-to-shoulder/ Shoulder to Shoulder Online mentoring project in Scotland supports ex-service men and women who are recovering from mental health issues or having difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Many veterans have complex problems including financial hardship,…

USA – Marine Plants American Flag Every Mile for Veterans With PTSD. Houston to San Antonio.

By Andrew Dawson Jan 18, 2020 https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a30456810/lupita-hernandez-200-mile-run/ To close out her 2019, Lupita Hernandez stopped after every mile to plant a small flag along Interstate-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Each pause in her 200-mile run was to honor a fellow veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something she has dealt with since she retired…

USA – Adding Psychedelic Drugs to Psychotherapy May Help Treat PTSD

By Traci PedersenAssociate News Editor Last updated: 18 Jan 2020  ~ 1 min read https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/01/18/adding-psychedelic-drugs-to-psychotherapy-may-help-treat-ptsd/153502.html Clinical trials suggest that adding psychedelic drugs to traditional psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more effective than psychotherapy alone. More than 3 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with PTSD, whose symptoms include nightmares…

Dorset veteran’s wife wants more help for veterans with PTSD

17 Jan 2020 See the video report and article here https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-dorset-51148313/dorset-veteran-s-wife-wants-more-help-for-veterans-with-ptsd Army veteran Jamie Davis was found dead six days ago in Totton, Hampshire. Now his wife, Alicia from Bournemouth in Dorset, has decided to speak out in the hope of raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Her husband was diagnosed with PTSD after…

USA – Meet the Retired Marine Who Developed a CBD Line Specifically for Veterans

Published on January 11, 2020 Steve Danyluk was inspired to found Warfighter Hemp and help scores of veterans become opioid-free and get their lives back. https://cannabisnow.com/warfighter-hemp-steve-danyluk-interview/cannabisnow.com/warfighter-hemp-steve-danyluk-interview/ As a retired Marine Corps Officer, Steve Danyluk is one of the last people you would expect to embrace cannabis. However, after spending time working with some of the…