Latest Post-traumatic stress disorder News

Uvalde children grapple with trauma after school massacre

Sep. 19, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One girl runs and hides when she sees thin people with long hair similar to the gunman who stormed into her Uvalde school and killed 21 people. One boy stopped making friends and playing with animals. A third child feels her heart race when she's reminded of the May 24...

Wisconsin alderman on Oath Keepers membership list resigns

Sep. 15, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A local alderman in Wisconsin whose name appears on the membership rolls of a far-right extremist group has resigned citing safety concerns for his family. Madison Alderman Gary Halverson was among hundreds of elected officials, military members and law...

Raised with trauma, Sandy Hook survivors send hope to Uvalde

Sep. 07, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The survivors who were able to walk out of Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly a decade ago want to share a message of hope with the children of Uvalde, Texas: You will learn how to live with your trauma, pain and grief. And it will get better. They know...

Naomi Judd autopsy confirms country singer's cause of death

Aug. 26, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An autopsy report in the death of country singer Naomi Judd that was obtained Friday by The Associated Press confirmed what family members have already said about how she died. Judd, 76, killed herself with a gun on April 30 at her home in Tennessee. “We...

Lafayette Mayor-President completes 21-day rehab program

Aug. 13, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The mayor of a southwestern Louisiana city and parish is back after a 21-day stint from an in-person rehab program where he was getting treatment for alcohol addiction and post traumatic stress disorder. The Lafayette City Council and Parish Council were...

Psychiatrist says Sandy Hook parents fear for their lives

Aug. 01, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim live with a complex form of post-traumatic stress disorder and a constant fear that followers of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will kill them, a psychiatrist testified Monday at Jones' defamation trial. ...

Louisiana mayor enters rehab, citing alcohol dependency

Jul. 25, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayor said Monday that he has checked himself into a rehab facility for treatment of alcohol addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory said in a news release that he will be in an in-patient facility for...