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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

Soldiers wave as the last American convoy crosses from Iraq into Camp Virginia, Kuwait - Dec 18, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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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Bronx Iraq Veteran Talks About Her Service Ahead Of Veterans Day

Zana Edmonds was leaving the shower in Iraq in 2004 when a mortar landed nearby. She was knocked unconscious and lost her hearing for two weeks. She still suffers from PTSD and a brain injury.

11/10/2011

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

1010 WINS 9/11 Series: Helping First Responders Overcome The Horrors Of 9/11

1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon spoke with a psychologist who treated some of those most severely affected on that day: the firefighters who responded to the burning towers and survived after witnessing unimaginable horrors.

09/07/2011

Danielle Petratos holds a photo of her and her father 42 years ago. (Photo/Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Dad, Daughter Reunite Via Facebook After 39 Years

All her life, all Danielle Petratos had was a single photo of her in the loving arms of her father.

10/21/2010