Stories tagged: PTSD
Tue., April 25, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Colorado lawmakers approve pot for PTSD, with new limits
Post-traumatic stress sufferers may soon qualify for medical pot in Colorado.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions, veterans’ lawsuit claims
A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Iraqis haunted by war overwhelm mental health facilities
Six-year-old Mustafa suffers nightmares, cries at the sound of airplanes and occasionally wets himself, symptoms that worsened last year when an explosion in Mosul killed his cousin and wounded his …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Microsoft workers say reviewing graphic content caused PTSD
Two former Microsoft workers are claiming their work reviewing abuse, child pornography and other graphic material flagged for removal caused them post-traumatic stress disorder.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene’s G.I. Java offers veterans coffee with a side order of camaraderie
Linda and David Jacquot have spent this year preparing to open a coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene with a unique mission. G.I. Java will double as a place for veterans …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Trump comments on PTSD show insensitivity and ignorance, Clinton says
Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump’s comments about post-traumatic stress disorder, saying it showed his “insensitivity and ignorance” and reinforced a “stigma” around the condition.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Analysis: What Donald Trump got right about PTSD – and what he left out
Donald Trump continues to be hammered for suggesting that soldiers and veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are somehow weaker than those who do not. Experts say that view …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Trump suggests military members with mental health issues aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’
Donald Trump told a group of veterans on Monday that some members of the military develop mental health issues because they are not “strong” and “can’t handle it.”
Fri., July 8, 2016, 7 p.m.
Seattle VA hospital’s healing garden is a refuge from ravages of war, illness
With his mother in mind, landscape architecture professor Daniel Winterbottom and a group of his University of Washington students transformed a space of concrete and crushed rock at the Veterans …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 7 p.m.
Pushing for help: Campaign raises awareness about veteran suicides
An average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day, according to a national awareness movement called #22KILL.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
PTSD study: Using dogs to heal veterans has critics
Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10 a.m.
Twins stick together in war and peace
Leon and Dale Brown beat the odds, both surviving a year as corpsmen in Vietnam − and coming to each other’s aid on the battlefield and at home.
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015, midnight
Vets Garage opens at new site
The newest local facility offering support to veterans is called the Vets Garage, but you won’t find any cars inside. This garage, across from the Spokane County Regional Health District …
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, 5:40 p.m.
New veterans services offered in refurbished garage in Spokane
This Vets Garage, across from the Spokane County Regional Health District building, was unveiled to the public during a grand opening Saturday.
Sun., June 14, 2015, midnight
Scientists hope new research on pot will aid those with anxiety, PTSD
One marijuana bud smelled like citrus, the other had a musky scent. During a Friday morning tour of Grower George in Spokane Valley, Brandon Powell invited visitors to contrast the …
Wed., July 2, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Army veteran survived battle, but not its aftermath
Pictures cover the refrigerator in the kitchen at Todd and Renee Watson’s North Side home. In one of them, their son, Cody, smiles out at a camera in 2009. “This …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, midnight
Warrior Songs Spokane ends retreat with performance
It took 45 years for Larry Shook’s war trauma to fully erupt. When it did, he was a long way from Vietnam. But Vietnam – what he did there and …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2013, midnight
Finding healing through song
In 1993, at 17, Jason Moon enlisted in the Army National Guard. He signed up to serve with the 724th Engineer Battalion in Eagle River, Wis. It was like coming …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013, midnight
Staff sergeant, Medal of Honor nominee sees loss, pain, triumph
Ty Carter’s journey to the White House began with a phone call from home in 2000. His older brother, Seth, had been killed by a drunken friend playing with a …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2012, midnight
Her art’s desire
Leasa Harmon is pursuing a new career guided by advice that may sound illogical, if not reckless, in a job market that remains erratic and scarce of opportunity. The Coeur …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012, midnight
The Bunker offers veterans help, refuge
WENATCHEE – Duane Broaddus knows what it’s like to be a combat veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress. It’s the gorilla he’s been wrestling for 44 years. “Right now my heart …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012, midnight
For Iraq veteran, college offers chance to focus
With his thumb dangling from his hand and blood squirting from his forearm, Cory McCarthy put his own life-threatening injury aside and responded to his fellow soldiers’ calls for help. …
Thu., March 29, 2012, midnight
Veterans’ PTSD diagnoses challenged
WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 patients of Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma will be re-examined for post-traumatic stress disorder because of concerns that their diagnoses may have been influenced by …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
Wash. Army commander removed over PTSD probe
The Army has removed the head of Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state over an investigation into whether soldiers had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed to reduce …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011, midnight
New study gives clues to causes of PTSD
WASHINGTON – Eighteen months after they have returned from a war zone, soldiers bear an unmistakable sign of emotional trauma deep inside their brains. But in most, a key node …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011, midnight
Murray holds first public meeting as VA chairwoman
Unlike active duty soldiers, National Guard and Reserve troops return from war to civilian lives without being able to decompress by sharing their military experiences with comrades on military bases. …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, midnight
Shooting suspect a veteran
Friends say a man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death before attempting suicide on the Gonzaga University campus is a former U.S. Marine who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. …
Sun., Sept. 19, 2010, midnight
Finally, Army offers help to colonel
Col. Darel Maxfield vividly remembers the day a senior Army Reserve officer pulled the oak leaf off his chest and, with a flourish, replaced it with a proud eagle, the …
Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, midnight
PTSD concerns go beyond humans
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2010, midnight
PTSD treatment looks at brain signals
MINNEAPOLIS – There’s never been a simple test to diagnose post-traumatic stress, but a group of Minnesota scientists say they’ve found a high-tech way to identify people who have the …