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Entries Tagged ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’

Former Forest Ranger Ordered to Pay Judgement to Disabled Vet

By Debbie Gregory. U.S. District Judge Judith C. Herrera has ordered a former U.S. Forest Service ranger to pay nearly $600,000 to a disabled Army veteran and another camper for violating their civil rights by using excessive force during their 2014 arrests at the Juan Tomas campground in the mountains east of Albuquerque. Former U.S. […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the Navy for Unfair Discharges

By Debbie Gregory. A marine veteran has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Navy, alleging that post-traumatic stress disorder and other traumatic mental health issues were the reason he and veterans like him received less than honorable discharges. Due to these “bad paper” discharges, the veterans have been denied VA benefits and other support. […]

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Pairing Pups and Veterans with PTSD

By Debbie Gregory. With an increase in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses within the veteran community, the Department of Veterans Affairs is joining forces with non-profit Canine Companions to study how service dogs might be able to aid those struggling with the disorder. The joint pilot program is launching at Canine Companions’ Northwest Training Center […]

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Can Transition Stress Be A Bigger Problem Than PTSD?

By Debbie Gregory. Stress is the enemy of mental and physical health. It is believed that most veterans experience high levels of stress during the transition to civilian life, however transition stress has received very little attention in the shadow of post-traumatic stress disorder. While PTSD has become a much-discussed affliction, transition stress, a seemingly […]

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New VA Online Wizard Aims to Upgrade Your Discharge

By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new online wizard that will assist veterans who are seeking to upgrade their military discharges. By going to the VA’s Vets.gov benefits website, participants go through a series of questions that guides them, step by step, through the upgrade process based on their […]

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