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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Pig-headed pig’s escapades cause owner to face citations

For the fourth time, Leroy – a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig – wandered over to Brennan Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, leading officials to slap Mcgregor Wallace with citations for …


Jason Kander is back after quietly working through PTSD

Not so many months ago, Jason Kander was spending his life on airplanes. The picture of youth and energy, Kander was in demand from Democratic groups across the U.S., a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Artificial intelligence tool can detect PTSD from patient voices, study suggests

A computer program can analyze the voices of war veterans and determine which of them has post-traumatic stress disorder with 89% accuracy, according to a study published this week in …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

‘Facing the monster’: Spokane firefighter battles PTSD

Not long ago, had you asked Lou Franchino, a Spokane firefighter for 23 years, if he would ever return to work, he would have said no.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 9 p.m.

Couple adopt, help boy, 9, address his behavioral health, skills

Three years, seven months and five days: That’s how long Kaine was in the foster care system, having been removed from his birth parents’ home by Child Protective Services at …


Judge allows class-action lawsuit by veterans with PTSD

Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to …


Colbert I. King: Stepping out of the shadows of my depression

I don’t know much about Jason Kander, except what I read about him in the news. A former Army intelligence officer and Afghanistan veteran. First millennial to win a statewide …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, noon

‘A different kind of war’: Attorney thinks veteran may hold record for longest-delayed award from the VA

Dunlap is a prolific record-keeper. It’s that very quality, combined with a sheer, obstinate refusal to fold, that led to his victory Aug. 10: the award of benefits dating back …


Psychedelic drugs change brain cells in ways that could help fight depression, addiction and more

Psychedelic drugs’ mind-expanding properties may be rooted in their ability to prompt neurons to branch out and create new connections with other brain cells, new research has found.


Marine sentenced for hate crime at Iraqi restaurant in Portland

A highly decorated active-duty Marine who slammed a chair into the neck and shoulder of an employee at an Iraqi restaurant in Portland has been sentenced to five years of …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:18 p.m.

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years, according to data …


Sue Lani Madsen: Time to discard outdated stereotypes about mental health

While the struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder is real, the stereotype of mental illness as the cause of violence is not. It’s a cringe-inducing link for those who know and …


Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service’ reveals a harrowing veteran experience

“Thank You for Your Service” explores the devastation of PTSD suffered by American soldiers returning home in 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Washington Post journalist David Finkel embedded with a …


MDMA, born as club drug Ecstasy, is ‘breakthrough therapy’ for PTSD

Just as cannabis is gaining traction as a legitimate treatment option for military veterans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the “breakthrough therapy” designation to MDMA – the …


Specialist helps law enforcement with investigation trauma

Court records say two bodies were discovered in chemical-filled plastic tubs in the basement of a Montana home, and that detectives found knives and an ax covered in blood and …


The 34-year-old neuroscientist developing a drug to prevent depression and PTSD

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Rebecca Brachman sat at a table in a quiet area of the convention center Monday evening when a man approached her. “Your talk inspired me. I …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.”


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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.