Homeless veterans rough sleeping while 10,000 Ministry of Defence homes lay empty

Figures estimate there are at least 13,000 hard-up heroes sleeping on the street while one-fifth of the Ministry of Defence stock of Service Family Accommodation is not being used By Isobel Dickinson 21:13, 1 FEB 2020 Updated 22:27, 1 FEB 2020https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/homeless-veterans-rough-sleeping-10000-21411778 The Ministry of Defence has 10,000 homes lying empty as veterans sleep on the…

Cognitive analytic therapy Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a type of therapy that marries together ideas from analytic psychology with those from cognitive therapy.

Looking at past events and experiences, the therapy aims to understand why a person feels, thinks and behaves the way they do, before helping them problem solve and develop new ways of coping. https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/cognitive-analytic-therapy.html Each programme of therapy is tailored to the individual’s needs, taking into account their current situation and the problems they’re dealing…

USA – Sarasota mental health counselors to receive ‘groundbreaking’ PTSD training

By Michael Moore Jr. Staff Writer Posted Jan 31, 2020 at 4:47 PM https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200131/sarasota-mental-health-counselors-to-receive-rsquogroundbreakingrsquo-ptsd-training Around 70 percent of service members and veterans who completed Accelerated Resolution Therapy substantially reduced their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in an average of four treatment sessions and with consistent evidence of safety, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted by University of South Florida.…

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…