PTSD

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

National

September is Suicide Prevention Month

How Common Is Suicide? No matter how rare it is, suicide is always very tragic. It is hard to say exactly how many suicides occur. Often suicides are not reported. It can be hard to know whether or not a person meant to die by suicide. For a death to be recorded as suicide, examiners

Legal Beat

President Signs McSally’s Veteran Treatment Court Bill Into Law

President Trump today signed U.S. Senator Martha McSally’s (R-AZ) bipartisan legislation to expand veteran treatment courts across the nation into law. “These courts have turned veterans’ lives around in Arizona, and now they will be able to do the same for veterans across our nation,” said McSally. “Many veterans return from war with invisible wounds that can result

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