Monday, May 30, 2016

Entitled Dear Captain, the veteran Randy explains how lost he felt before his four-legged friend, Captain, came along.


He was serving in Iraq in 2005 as a combat medic when his unit was attacked.

‘Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw that day,’ he says.

‘And nothing prepared me for life back home.’


Once home, Randy became a sufferer of post-traumatic...

Friday, May 27, 2016



Try to remember the details of a horrific event in your life. Easy, right? Now, try and recall what you were doing right before this memory was made. A bit more difficult? A new study has found that bad memories are easy to remember, but often remembered out of context because our brain activity fluctuates during traumatic moments. The findings could be he...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016



The Department of National Defence will use a state-of-the-art medical imaging machine recently acquired by an Ottawa hospital to study the ways brains are altered by mental disorders, including depression and PTSD, that are associated with military service.


Kent Hehr, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced on Monday that the Armed Forces will spend $...

Saturday, May 21, 2016



A wide-ranging study published Wednesday identifies possible genetic links to an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder.


Scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and other institutions analyzed DNA samples from more than 13,000 U.S. soldiers and discovered two statistically signif...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016



Having a tough day? Having a lot on your shoulders at work? Having problems at home?


Whatever you are dealing with, stressful situations occur in our lives on a daily basis. The nowadays world is pushing us to never stop moving. We are continuously fighting time, money, social relationships, power, and health. No matter the circumstances, stress is always...

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Eslom, born in Uganda in 1994, had an adolescence marked by trauma: His mother died with he was 13; at age 15, he suffered a serious injury to his arm. He disappeared for a few months afterward, cutting himself off from his community. When he returned, according to case reports, he was different: quick to anger, easily irritated, taking an unusually long ti...

Thursday, May 12, 2016



Military veterans feel they are facing discrimination at civilian job interviews as potential employers quiz them about having post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new survey suggests.


One-in-10 veterans has had interviews where a potential employer has raised concerns about them having mental illnesses as a result of their military service.


PTSD is se...

Monday, May 9, 2016


Only  months after a series of coordinated attacks in Paris left 130 people dead, Europe was once again the target of chilling acts of terrorism when yesterday, March 22, 2016, two explosions rocked the airport in Brussels and another ripped through a subway station in the Belgian capital.

At least 30 people were killed and several hundred others were woun...

Friday, May 6, 2016



The attack on Brussels, Belgium, for which ISIS is officially claiming responsibility, came as a shock. At least three separate explosions, including at least one suicide bombing, were set off in the airport and metro, injuring nearly 200 and killing at least 34. All of this comes just days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam for involvement in the November...

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