So far, Guardians of Rescue’s Paws Of War program has placed 22 rescue dogs with military veterans suffering from PTSD.
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.
Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.
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.
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.
Therapy dogs are becoming increasingly popular among PTSD patients, but demand far exceeds supply.
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.
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.
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.
What if a club drug, known for giving users a feeling of euphoria and trust, could do more than give users an illegal high?
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.
For those dealing the with the emotional aftermath of a horrific experience, there is new help in Suffolk County.
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.
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.
Everyone knows that exercise is great for keeping your body in shape, but there are also exercises to keep your brain in top shape.