PTSD

Opinion

Opinion: Veterans Angry As Biden Abandons Afghan Allies

Photo: U.S. Army commander discusses operation with Afghan National Army soldier during a battlefield circulation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston/Released) Can’t sleep.  Hypervigilance.  Adrenalin. I have a repeating loop of events I experienced replaying in my head from being at the Kabul Airport, on convoys into and out along a narrow

Science

Marijuana and mental health: Examining a complicated relationship

A blue haze swirled around Jaime Weidmann as the TV droned on. Another day, another high. But this day in 2016 would be different. Her boyfriend was fed up with her verbal abuse and refusal to get a job — Weidmann hadn’t worked in five years. Tired of enabling her marijuana addiction, he kicked her

Local

Nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend pairs rescues with veterans to become service dogs

Staff Sgt. Terry Stallings served in the Army for 23 years. He was stationed across the globe, including posts in Iraq, Balad, Kuwait, Desert Storm, Mexico, Central America, Alaska, Portugal and Germany. After six combat deployments overseas, he returned home and was diagnosed with post- traumatic stress disorder. Veterans often rely on medications, therapy, sports

State

Firefighters work through PTSD with peer support, counseling

The horror took place about a decade ago, but the scene regularly replayed on a loop in Ashley Losch’s mind. On that day, Losch, a Glendale firefighter and paramedic, entered a home and saw three gunshot victims: a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old and their father, who shot them both before killing himself. She walked in alone

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