Hong Kong – growing evidence shows Yoga can ameliorate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

By Nan-Hie In. Photo: Jonathan Wong https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/article/3025100/how-yoga-helps-overcome-addiction-depression-two-first   How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts Yoga is known for helping soothe the mind, combat stress and improve cognitive functions such as concentration. But it can also go further: growing evidence shows it can complement treatment for psychological conditions and can ameliorate symptoms of…

Kansas – The Journey Back to Normal – A PTSD Documentary

https://www.thejourneybacktonormal.com/?fbclid=IwAR2FB2VPi1UEXfavclD1aKWsoSL0XN0rhjplCOfCOIKRFDrdepNAaWG-CQU SYNOPSIS My name is Nicole Amelio-Casper and I am a veteran’s spouse. I am a documentary filmmaker and freelance producer for ABC News National.  I spent over two decades traveling with my family in the military. I am now a veteran spouse, – I was one of the many military spouses on the other side of the pond supporting…

California – Famed horse trainer Monty Roberts holds healing workshop for vets

By Naja Hill Posted: Sep 01, 2019 https://www.keyt.com/news/famed-horse-trainer-monty-roberts-holds-healing-workshop-for-vets/1115849429 SOLVANG, Calif. – Famed horse trainer Monty Roberts held a healing workshop for veterans, police, fire and first responders. The workshop uses horses to guide the group in finding hope and health. Monty Roberts is the pioneer of a horse training movement against using whips or violence of…

SQUADDIES IN CELLS One in ten jail prisoners is an Armed Forces veteran as number rises due to PTSD

David Wooding 1 Sep 2019 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9839051/prisoners-jail-armed-forces-veteran/ ONE in ten prisoners in jail today is an Armed Forces veteran — and the number is rising due to PTSD, military charities claim. Some 9,000 are locked up — 300 of them in the first three months of this year — with another ­estimated 600 on parole, government…

PTSD veterans call for support

Nick Drainey September 1 2019 Photo credit JEFF J MITCHELL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/ptsd-veterans-call-for-support-55fzrh73b   Military regiments, charities and ex-personnel need to work harder to allow veterans with mental illness to access help, a leading campaigner has warned. The stigma of mental health is gradually being removed across society but many ex-servicemen and women are still being left…

Control your story: Vietnam veterans battling PTSD push to expand creative writing program

Brian Gordon, Asheville Citizen Times Published 8:00 AM EDT Aug 31, 2019 Photo Angela Wilhelm / awilhelm@citizentimes.com https://eu.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2019/08/31/vietnam-veterans-cope-ptsd-through-creative-writing-instruction/2136767001/ Creative writing helped Stephen Henderson process Vietnam. It taught him to manage his PTSD, allowing him to feel comfortable again. The former-marine could now enter a room and sit with his back to the door. He could…

Army bomb blast hero’s ‘suicide’ just weeks after being honoured by the Queen

Iraq veteran Captain Gary “Gaz” Case, 50, received the MBE in June but was found dead nine days ago By Sean Rayment & Phil Cardy https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/army-bomb-blast-heros-suicide-19115757 A British Army officer has died in a ­suspected hotel room ­suicide just weeks after being honoured by the Queen. Iraq veteran Captain Gary “Gaz” Case, 50, received the…

Australia & New Zealand – Black Dog Institute Suicide Prevention Research Honoured at Mental Health Services Awards

Published: 30 August, 2019 The Black Dog Institute is pleased to announce Senior Research Fellow, Dr Michelle Tye, has received the MHS award for service to mental health at the 2019 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand. Dr Tye won the award in the Early Career Research category, in recognition ofherpromising and…

Helmand: Army survivors describe their legacy of trauma – TRIGGER WARNING

Correspondent: Jonathan Beale, producer: Imogen Anderson, edited by Pete Emmerson 28 Aug 2019 See 2 minute video…..https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-49300430/helmand-army-survivors-describe-their-legacy-of-trauma The summer of 2009 was one of the bloodiest months for British forces in Helmand in Afghanistan – 108 military personnel lost their lives that year, and scores were left seriously injured. Ten years on, and the war…

Portsmouth MP slams government after latest blow to veteran suicide campaign

By Fiona Callingham. Picture: Sarah Standing (180724-5649) https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/politics/portsmouth-mp-slams-government-after-latest-blow-to-veteran-suicide-campaign-1-9050017 MP Stephen Morgan accused the government of a ‘time-wasting blame game’. A CITY MP has slammed the government for a ‘time-wasting blame game’ after it said it would not be able to produce data on veteran suicides in the UK. Calls to gather ‘vital’ information on deaths…