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3 months 2 weeks ago

Questions of PTSD in Fort Hood Shooting

Fort Hood leaders revealed that suspected shooter, Specialist Ivan Lopez's mental health likely played a part in the deadly shooting Wednesday. The incident once again brings post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) into the spotlight. Whether he was suffering from PTSD or not, the aftermath of the shooting is going to...

1 year 4 months ago

Local veteran discusses PTSD problems

"I'd die for my country, and in a heartbeat," says George Barnes, an Iraq War veteran who spent the end of his career at Fort Carson before being medically discharged from the Army. Barnes did nearly die for his country. While in Iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the door...

1 year 6 months ago

Hospice helps veterans find peace

Hospice now uses videos to help Vietnam Veterans. It's through Tours of Peace, which took veterans back to Vietnam to find peace and make amends with their past. Now veterans right in our area can see these videos in hope of helping with PTSD and other post-war issues. "As...

1 year 8 months ago

New resource connection for Pikes Peak vets

A new website launches Tuesday helping connect vets with reputable resources in the Pikes Peak region. It's called the Peak Military Care Network, organized through the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments; it connects anyone with services designed to help members of the military, veterans, and their families. ...

2 years 4 months ago

Woman fakes PTSD to get out of jury duty

DENVER (AP) - Susan Cole of Denver stood out in a jury pool last summer, with mismatched socks and shoes, and her hair in curlers. District Judge Anne Mansfield dismissed the cosmetologist and author from jury duty after Cole said she "broke out of domestic violence in the military" and...

2 years 5 months ago

PTSD? LifeQuest is here to help

If you or someone you love is suffering from P.T.S.D, LifeQuest Transitions is here to help. It's a local non-profit offering counseling and therapy to our returning soldiers. Click here for more information or search them on Facebook. We also have a comprehensive section on P.T.S.D on our...

2 years 5 months ago

Hearing their wounds

For many returning soldiers, the longest wounds to heal can't be seen. This weekend, LifeQuest asked veterans to turn those wounds into songs. Staff Sergeant Kenneth Sargent is one of these veterans. He returned from Iraq with severe spine damage. "They told me I would never walk again," said Sargent....

3 years 10 months ago

Questions loom over drug given to sleepless vets

Some military families are calling on Congress to investigate several deaths of soldiers and veterans who were taking a potent anti-pyschotic called Seroquel. Thousands of soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have received the same medication over the last nine years. It's unclear how many soldiers have...

3 years 11 months ago

Air Force dog suffering from PTSD

An Air Force master sergeant says a military working dog is recovering from a case of PTSD after a tour of duty in Iraq. Eric Haynes of Peterson Air Force Base says a German shepherd named Gina was a playful 2-year-old when she went to Iraq as a bomb-sniffing...

3 years 11 months ago

Local vet helping others fight PTSD

These days Antione Johnson spends a lot of time trying to reach out to soldiers. He knows a lot are coming home with issues. He thinks he can help, but it's all about getting through. "It's really hard to really break that barrier," says Johnson, who's working to...

4 years 2 days ago

Colorado group discusses help for combat stress

A Colorado Springs nonprofit is participating in a discussion with a congressional committee on ways to help soldiers and their families deal with combat stress. Representatives of the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group and others will attend a meeting with the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in Washington on...

4 years 3 days ago

Fighting a growing problem

Two of the most prominent ailments among our soldiers returning from war, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injuries, are some of the toughest to treat. 3,500 4th B.C.T. soldiers made their way back to Fort Carson in May -- of those soldiers, studies say up to a fifth...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Advocates push medical marijuana to treat PTSD

Medical marijuana advocates want post-traumatic stress disorder on the list of ailments the drug can be used for in Colorado. Advocates filed a petition Wednesday with the state health department saying that marijuana can help PTSD by alleviating depression and anxiety and curtailing nightmares. Army veteran Kevin Grimsinger, who...

4 years 5 months ago

A personal view of PTSD

It's hard to think of guarding convoys in Baghdad, Iraq during the peak of the Army's troop surge as normal , but to Sergeant Nicholas Gray it became a way of life during the 12 months he was deployed there in 2006 and 2007. He said it was like...

4 years 5 months ago

Celtic Rock concert will benefit PTSD veterans

Colorado's premier Celtic Rock band, Angus Mohr, will hold a benefit concert in Denver this Saturday. The money will go to The Hope Everlasting Foundation, which helps veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Angus Mohr has performed throughout the Western United States. The four-piece band combines traditional Celtic...

4 years 8 months ago

Military experiment seeks to predict PTSD

A military experiment is under way to try to predict who's most at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Doctors say understanding underlying triggers might help reduce the burden of those who return from combat psychologically wounded, if they can get early help. PTSD is a crippling condition that can emerge...

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