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