Post Traumatic Stress in the News — February

PTSD newsworthy items for the month of FebruaryPTSD, Veterans, Obama, shelter dogs, Oscars, documentaries

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General PTSD News

Local man turns shelter dogs into service dogs: About 7.5 percent of Americans will experience post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) in their lifetimes.

Obama seeks $7.2 billion for PTSD/TBI treatment: President Obama’s fiscal 2012 budget proposes $7.2 billion in funding to research and treat the invisible wounds of war: post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Oscar-nominated short documentaries feature PTSD storylines: This year’s Oscar contenders in the nonfiction shorts category reflect the academy’s preference for documentaries with a socially conscious message rather than more experimental or open-ended explorations.

3,000 WTC survivors experience long-term PTSD: 3,000 survivors of the WTC term experience PTSD Almost 10 years after the largest man-made disaster in U.S. history – The destruction of the World Trade Center.

A new home, a new role for horse saved from neglect: An 18-year-old horse is on her way to help soldiers recover from battlefield stress and brain injuries, more than a year after leaving a Sultan farm.

Military PTSD News 

Sara Nesson’s Intimate Documentary Follows Iraq War Vet: Sara Nesson’s intimate documentary follows Iraq War veteran Robynn Murray.

Four-legged partners helping soldiers deal with stress: Lab-golden retriever mix Zach is the newest member of the Combat Stress Control unit of the 98th Medical Detachment at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

After War, Churches Care for Warriors: Military families need help adjusting to civilian life in areas ranging from adult education to children’s services, according to new initiatives announced last recently by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Child soldiers similar to NI kids: Psychology students at Queen’s University find that the trauma suffered by child soldiers in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Ireland’s violence are similar.

Assembly Committee calls for better comunication for PTSD victims: The service histories of armed forces veterans must be logged in their medical records so that those who suffer with post-traumatic stress

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