Latest Post-traumatic stress disorder News

Maine retreat for wounded vets is ready to expand

Sep. 14, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A soldier who lost all his limbs after an explosion in Afghanistan and created a retreat to help others like him understands that injuries can run deeper than shattered bones. So, the Travis Mills Foundation plans to address post-traumatic stress disorder when it embarks on a major...

Veterans with PTSD, anxiety turn to beekeeping for relief

Sep. 11, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to a bee with blobs of orange pollen on its hind legs. Ylitalo, who has...

Security guard who saved lives now struggles with PTSD

Sep. 8, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A week earlier, he had killed someone. At first, he thought he was fine. After all, he was back on duty at the Social Security Administration office in McComb, having been cleared by three separate law enforcement agencies. But massive headaches, extreme neck cramps and chronic...

'Can't feel my heart:' IG says separated kids traumatized

Sep. 4, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border last year, the little boy, about 7 or 8, was under the delusion that his dad had been killed. And he thought he was next. Other children believed their parents had abandoned them. And some suffered physical symptoms because of their...

Police departments confront 'epidemic' in officer suicides

Aug. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide. On Wednesday, Robert Echeverría, 56, became the...

After years of waiting, medical marijuana sold in Louisiana

Aug. 6, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give...

Jason Kander is back after quietly working through PTSD

Jul. 26, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not so many months ago, Jason Kander was spending his life on airplanes. The picture of youth and energy, Kander was in demand from Democratic groups across the U.S., a military veteran from middle America making a powerful case for generational change in his party, possibly with an...