PTSD

Obama signs bill to help combat PTSD

December 29, 2015

Summary: President Obama signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act to help returning soldiers in the transition from active duty to “home.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters

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PTSD Linked to Heart Attacks and Stroke in Women

December 29, 2015

When a trauma survivor repeatedly relives the trauma and experiences  constant anxiety, hypervigilance, and trouble sleeping, she may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which has been linked to an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men. Just as PTSD Awareness Month draws to a close, new findings have emerged linking PTSD with cardivascular […]

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Stick Around and Heal Your Anxiety, PTSD

December 29, 2015

Being Alert for Danger Sometimes people can get stuck in ‘danger mode’. When this happens their survival instincts are on the alert for danger and behaving as if they’ve found it almost constantly. This can be seen in severe cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute anxiety state, or with some cases of generalised […]

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Ongoing PTSD Related Nightmares

December 28, 2015

If you have ever been a victim of a violent act, a traumatic event or a life changing and horrifying act of nature you know what the term PTSD is.  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is no joking matter.  While it is different for each person and given the trauma itself, it is nothing to take […]

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41 Truths People With PTSD Wish Others Understood

December 27, 2015

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that will affect an estimated 7.8 percent of Americans at some point in their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s a psychiatric disorder that can be caused by life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents or physical or sexual […]

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Trust In Me (Dark Nights #1) by Skye Warren

December 26, 2015

WARNING: This book contains explicit scenes of graphic violence and sex. It depicts abuse, captivity, sex slavery and human trafficking. This book is not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these types of situations or anyone under the age of eighteen. Personally I think you should be 21 but whatever! This is the second book I’ve […]

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How I FINALLY Healed From Depression, Anxiety & PTSD

December 26, 2015

When I first stepped into a ballroom dance class, I was pushing 40 years old, depressed to the point of despair, delirious with insomnia, and feeling insane from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I didn’t know a soul in the class or a pattern in the dance and I didn’t have the right shoes. […]

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What We’d Like Our Family To Know About Living With PTSD

December 25, 2015

I’ve talked about it some in the past, but I don’t bring up my husband’s PTSD much. It’s our issue to deal with. And yes, I say our. He and I both live with the effects of it. He does his best to deal with it all, but I also have to learn how to […]

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Artist Suffering From Anxiety Shows What Mental Illnesses Would Look Like as Monsters

December 24, 2015

Let’s be honest: mental illness is not a conversation topic people want to address. If someone gets cancer, undergoes a heart transplant, or falls sick with the flu, people see it, understand it, emphasize with it, and are compassionate. Yet when someone has a mental illness, people don’t “get it.” Illustrator Toby Allen wishes to […]

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Caught on camera: Melbourne taxi driver refuses pair of young war veterans with PTSD because of their assistance dog

December 18, 2015

This is the shocking moment a taxi driver refused to take two Afghanistan war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to hospital because they had an assistance dog with them. Former soldiers, Sean, 24, and Joshua New, who were injured during their service, had to get picked up by a nurse after the driver repeatedly ignored their pleas […]

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