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  • #FLOTUSFRIDAY: PTSD-by-Proxy

    04/20/2018 8:09:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-20-18 | MOTUS
    People wonder why Melania has been shunned by magazine editors around the world. It is curious, it would seem she is a natural having graced covers for most of her life. And in Michelle Obama-ese, she can “totally rock” a shirtwaist like nobody. But alas, we are experiencing the effects of PTSD (President Trump Stress Disorder) by-proxy syndrome. Hatin’ on Trump is not enough, the vitriol must be transferred to everything and anything associated with the President. And in Liberal-Land that includes the President’s wife and children - unless of course the President is a Democrat and then such behavior...
  • Three Shot, Killed at Veterans Home Despite Stringent California Gun Controls

    03/12/2018 7:05:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 11 Mar 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Three innocents were shot and killed at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, CA, on Friday despite California’s stringent gun controls. Breitbart News reported that the Veterans Home came under attack Friday morning and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported the facility was placed on lockdown around 10:40 am local time. Reports throughout the day indicated three hostages were being held and law enforcement reached the hostages around 6 pm to find them deceased. The Press Democrat identified the three victims as “Pathway Home’s executive director, Christine Loeber, staff therapist Jen Golick and Jennifer Gonzales, a psychologist with the San...
  • [Draft] Open Letter to Debbie Lee [America’s Mighty Warriors]

    01/04/2018 2:43:01 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 14 replies
    America’s Mighty Warriors ^ | Oz - Open letter (Not published yet)
    [Draft open letter in response to Debbie’s advocacy for and leadership of “Helping Hero’s Heal”] Momma Lee, this open letter is intended to support your efforts and thank you publicly for all you do for us This topic has become a rapidly increasingly “growing passion” of mine for the past 10+ years. More so in the last 5 or so years. As one who battles depression, sleep disorder, headaches (which prior to our conversation yesterday I attributed to caffeine/Dr. Pepper addiction) PTSD (or whatever the latest terminology is. When I “accidentally” called you yesterday because your cellphone number was mislabeled...
  • How My Priest Taught Me About Forgiveness When A Man Bombed Our Church

    12/27/2017 8:11:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    A few weeks ago, when my husband returned home from work, his evening greeting struck a serious chord: “Did you hear what happened at Divine Child?” Divine Child is our Catholic parish church, located just a mile away.I hadn’t, so he quickly explained that a man had set off explosives in the Adoration Chapel nestled just west of the church. He added that the website for our local news “paper” included a video from the security system.That night after tucking our son into bed, I pulled up the story. More details had developed: The explosives were commercial-grade fireworks. Two women...
  • Jerry Yellin, 93, Dies; Flew the Last World War II Combat Mission

    12/27/2017 12:19:33 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | 24 December 2017 | RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
    When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, plunging the United States into World War II, Jerry Yellin was a teenager living with his family in Hillside, N.J. Having been intrigued by flight since he was a youngster — he constructed planes modeled on World War I aircraft — he joined the Army Air Corps in February 1942, on his 18th birthday, and became a fighter pilot.
  • Veteran must surrender emotional support dog

    12/23/2017 4:19:56 PM PST · by billorites · 68 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 23, 2017 | Mary Shanklin
    Seventy-year-old Robert L. Brady has until Jan. 11 to give up Bane, the mixed-breed sidekick that his psychologist deemed as an emotional support dog. His Conway-area condominium association won an arbitration order Dec. 12 requiring the Vietnam veteran to surrender the 4-year-old dog because it exceeds the community’s 35-pound weight limit for pets. Bane weighs about 41 pounds. The canine now faces an uncertain future even as assistance dogs have gained greater access to communities, restaurants and shops. “The reason I don't want to lose him is that he keeps my mind off the war and everything. He's just a...
  • Report: KY Representative Dan Johnson Commits Suicide

    12/13/2017 7:58:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 74 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | WOWK
    WKYT - According to our CBS affiliate, WKYT, Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alledged sexual molestation, has committed suicide, according to a report from WDRB in Louisville. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson killed himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin released the following statement: Saddened to hear of tonight’s death of KY Representative Dan Johnson...My heart breaks for his wife and children...These are heavy days in Frankfort and in America...May God shed His grace on us all...We sure need it......
  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington

    12/13/2017 6:01:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 181 replies
    wdrb.com ^ | 12/13/17 | unknown
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.
  • Hero Cop From Pulse Nightclub Massacre Is Losing His Job

    12/06/2017 10:45:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2017
    One of the first police officers to respond to the Pulse nightclub massacre is losing his job with only months to go before he’s entitled to full pension benefits. He called on Florida lawmakers to do more to support first responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The Eatonville Town Council agreed unanimously Tuesday night to pay Cpl. Omar Delgado some $1,200 in accrued sick time when his job ends at year’s end, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Delgado was lauded as a hero for saving nightclub shooting victim Angel Colon during the June 2016 shooting, which killed 49 people. He...
  • Woman calls veteran's PTSD service dog 'nasty' in viral video

    09/22/2017 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff
    An argument broke out at a Delaware restaurant this week after a woman complained to a veteran that service dogs inside eateries are “nasty.” The video shows Ciara Miller standing inside of Kathy’s Crab House arguing with a small group of people, including a man holding a leash of a Great Dane wearing a vest that read: “PTSD service dog.” At one point a woman off camera is heard telling Miller the dog’s owner is a military veteran, the News Journal in Wilmington reported. Miller is heard responding the point is irrelevant and having an animal in a restaurant is...
  • FDA Calls Ecstasy A ‘Breakthrough’ Drug For PTSD

    08/31/2017 1:30:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | August 31, 2017 2:31 PM | Staff
    The Food and Drug Administration is turning to a widely condemned narcotic in an effort to help people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The FDA has classified the noted party drug as a “breakthrough therapy” for patients. The “breakthrough” designation isn’t just a ceremonial title. The FDA will now fast-track the review of ecstasy as an approved treatment for PTSD. The pills, known by drug dealers and users as “Molly,” reportedly contain the chemical MDMA, which researchers believe is a key in treating the disorder. According to reports, MDMA helps patients deal with traumatic memories by relieving some of...
  • Decompress

    08/03/2017 10:05:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/17 | Jim Ross Lightfoot
    What is the life of one soldier worth?: Why not give our troops 30 days before they return home an opportunity to decompress in a setting that is equipped with mental health professionals, programs designed to return soldiers to civilian life An article by Gregg Zoroya, “USA TODAY” highlights an issue our country is facing that needs attention and, as possible, correction. Too many people in our military are victims of suicide. A small portion of what Mr. Zoroya wrote: “The number of suicides among troops was 145 in 2001 and began a steady increase until more than doubling to...
  • USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog

    07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2017
    USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog. Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4. Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations. He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4. Long...
  • # Veterans Dishonorably Discharged for PTSD Infractions Deserve Benefits

    05/29/2017 8:34:13 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 43 replies
    MILITARY.COM AND US DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS VIA BLACK & BLONDE MEDIA BLOG ^ | MILITARY.COM AND US DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS VIA BLACK & BLONDE MEDIA © BOB PARK
    The vast majority of servicemembers joined the military to serve their country. While ready to do whatever that entailed, nothing prepares them for the horrors of war, some people were deeper "in the shit" than others and one can only imagine the long-term head trip that ensues.
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • Terrifying arsenal of weapons among dozens seized in Met's gun amnesty

    02/12/2017 5:12:42 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 100 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2/10/2017 | DANIEL O’MAHONY
    This arsenal of firearms is among the dozens of weapons that have been taken off London’s streets during the Met’s latest gun amnesty. Since Monday 45 weapons have been surrendered across the capital as part of the Give Up Your Gun campaign, including shotguns, revolvers, rifles and handguns, Scotland Yard said. Detectives from the Met’s gang unit today urged anyone still in possession of an illegal firearm to hand it in before the amnesty ends on Sunday night.
  • Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD

    01/11/2017 5:47:03 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 25 replies
    Unsurprisingly, having to watch upsetting content like that every day takes a toll on moderators.
  • When Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

    12/18/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Liftable ^ | Cathy Cornelison
    A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he couldn't just let him spend the night alone. Judge Lou Olivera, a Gulf War veteran, is a district court judge over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had to sentence Green Beret Joe Serna to one night in jail for a probation violation. Serna, a recipient of three Purple Hearts, is retired from the military and is having a hard time adjusting back to life after experiencing...
  • Best-selling author, veterans advocate dies

    12/05/2016 4:01:14 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2016 | Betsy Blaney
    An Army veteran who overcame a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder to become a best-selling author and veterans advocate died over the weekend in El Paso. Luis Carlos Montalvan, age 43, died late Friday night at a Downtown hotel, officials with the El Paso Police Department said. Montalvan was the author of the best-selling book “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.” The 2011 book details his struggles with PTSD and how his dog, Tuesday, helped him...
  • Sidney Blumenthal: ‘Right-Wing’ FBI Agents Took Down Hillary In A ‘Coup D’Etat’ [VIDEO]

    11/12/2016 6:48:56 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/11/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Longtime Clinton insider Sidney Blumenthal claims that a group of “right-wing agents” in the FBI staged a coup d’etat to prevent Hillary Clinton from behind elected president. Blumenthal, a former journalist who has been nicknamed “Grassy Knoll” by some in Clintonworld because of his tendency to latch on to conspiracy theories, made the charge in an interview on Dutch television after Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump. “It was the result of a cabal of right-wing agents of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy Giuliani, who was a member of Trump’s campaign,” said Blumenthal, who emailed frequently...