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Conversations With Veterans: The Struggle Post Military Life

Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.

11/24/2014

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Depression And Homelessness Struggles Among U.S. Veterans

Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.

11/03/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

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Ex-MTA Bus Driver Investigated For Allegedly Violating Workers’ Compensation

Investigators say they have their own surveillance footage of Ingram running the truck along with social media activity showing a less-than-despondent woman’s posts.

08/26/2014

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Dobbs Ferry Non-Profit Specializing In Therapy Dogs Says Donations Are Dwindling

Therapy dogs are becoming increasingly popular among PTSD patients, but demand far exceeds supply.

01/14/2014

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Military Veteran United With Therapy Dog On Long Island

Daja Lacey, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, will be united with a therapy dog named Tank — a rescued pit bull that has been specially-trained to help Lacey battle the condition.

07/01/2013

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‘The Possibility Dogs’ Author Talks Healing After PTSD

Service dog trainer and bestselling author Susannah Charles joined us to talk about her new book “The Possibility Dogs,” which sheds light on the importance of the human-animal bond and her work training “unadoptable” animals into service dogs.

06/06/2013

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Seen At 11: Horrors Of Combat May Affect Military Working Dogs As Well As Owners

Military working dogs are trained to jump out of helicopters, repel down walls, swim long distances, and sniff out bombs from up to two miles away. However, no matter how much preparation a war dog receives, the combat experience can still be traumatic.

03/04/2013

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Seen At 11: Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder With Ecstasy

What if a club drug, known for giving users a feeling of euphoria and trust, could do more than give users an illegal high?

12/12/2012

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Attorney: NYPD Rejects Iraq War Vet Due To Past PTSD Diagnosis

Lawyer Robert Kronenberg said his client came back from war and applied to become an NYPD officer, but was rejected due to his mental health history. The police department said each applicant is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

12/10/2012

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Stories From Main Street: Special P.T.S.D. Workshops In Babylon

For those dealing the with the emotional aftermath of a horrific experience, there is new help in Suffolk County.

09/17/2012

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Sen. Schumer Calls On VA To Overturn New Service Dog Policy For Vets With PTSD

The senator was joined by service dogs and veterans during his news conference to appeal for the directive to be tossed out in favor of allowing doctors to decide if a service dog can assist a veteran.

09/16/2012

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Stories From Main Street: Veterans, Servicemen Getting Help In Piscataway, Parsippany

In Piscataway, there is an office that looks like any other, a maze of cubicles, except for one thing. Each desk is marked by an American flag. This is the home of Vets for Warriors.

03/19/2012

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New Excerises Focus On Mental Health

Everyone knows that exercise is great for keeping your body in shape, but there are also exercises to keep your brain in top shape.

02/20/2012

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Iraq War Vets Struggle To Pick Up Their Lives As Civilians

Paula Rogovin of Bergen County says her youngest son is a Marine who served two tours in Iraq. But she never supported the war and is now concerned about the troops’ well-being.

12/29/2011

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