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  • USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog

    07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2017
    USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog. Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4. Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations. He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4. Long...
  • # Veterans Dishonorably Discharged for PTSD Infractions Deserve Benefits

    05/29/2017 8:34:13 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 43 replies
    MILITARY.COM AND US DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS VIA BLACK & BLONDE MEDIA BLOG ^ | MILITARY.COM AND US DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS VIA BLACK & BLONDE MEDIA © BOB PARK
    The vast majority of servicemembers joined the military to serve their country. While ready to do whatever that entailed, nothing prepares them for the horrors of war, some people were deeper "in the shit" than others and one can only imagine the long-term head trip that ensues.
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • Terrifying arsenal of weapons among dozens seized in Met's gun amnesty

    02/12/2017 5:12:42 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 100 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2/10/2017 | DANIEL O’MAHONY
    This arsenal of firearms is among the dozens of weapons that have been taken off London’s streets during the Met’s latest gun amnesty. Since Monday 45 weapons have been surrendered across the capital as part of the Give Up Your Gun campaign, including shotguns, revolvers, rifles and handguns, Scotland Yard said. Detectives from the Met’s gang unit today urged anyone still in possession of an illegal firearm to hand it in before the amnesty ends on Sunday night.
  • Forced to watch child porn for their job, Microsoft employees developed PTSD

    01/11/2017 5:47:03 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 25 replies
    Unsurprisingly, having to watch upsetting content like that every day takes a toll on moderators.
  • When Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

    12/18/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Liftable ^ | Cathy Cornelison
    A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he couldn't just let him spend the night alone. Judge Lou Olivera, a Gulf War veteran, is a district court judge over the Veterans Treatment Court in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He had to sentence Green Beret Joe Serna to one night in jail for a probation violation. Serna, a recipient of three Purple Hearts, is retired from the military and is having a hard time adjusting back to life after experiencing...
  • Best-selling author, veterans advocate dies

    12/05/2016 4:01:14 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2016 | Betsy Blaney
    An Army veteran who overcame a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder to become a best-selling author and veterans advocate died over the weekend in El Paso. Luis Carlos Montalvan, age 43, died late Friday night at a Downtown hotel, officials with the El Paso Police Department said. Montalvan was the author of the best-selling book “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.” The 2011 book details his struggles with PTSD and how his dog, Tuesday, helped him...
  • Sidney Blumenthal: ‘Right-Wing’ FBI Agents Took Down Hillary In A ‘Coup D’Etat’ [VIDEO]

    11/12/2016 6:48:56 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/11/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Longtime Clinton insider Sidney Blumenthal claims that a group of “right-wing agents” in the FBI staged a coup d’etat to prevent Hillary Clinton from behind elected president. Blumenthal, a former journalist who has been nicknamed “Grassy Knoll” by some in Clintonworld because of his tendency to latch on to conspiracy theories, made the charge in an interview on Dutch television after Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump. “It was the result of a cabal of right-wing agents of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy Giuliani, who was a member of Trump’s campaign,” said Blumenthal, who emailed frequently...
  • Michael Moore: Clinton got 'PTSD' from GOP

    11/01/2016 9:14:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2016 | Sean Higgins
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said Tuesday that the reason why Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton got embroiled in her email scandal was because years of attacks from Republicans have given her a mild case of posttraumatic stress disorder. "She wanted the private (email) server. Why? Because she has been attacked and abused relentlessly for decades. So, she is a little gun-shy. She has maybe a little PTSD from it," Moore said.
  • VA hospital’s LSD experiments sped brother’s fall into schizophrenia, Lee’s Summit man fears

    10/07/2016 7:49:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 05 October 2016 | Joe Robertson
    Back then it was hard not to laugh, talking about LSD.“It was like having my own TV set, all these little colored lights. ... I had this amazing experience looking down at myself … (and) at some point while I was up there I remembered what I heard about this chap who never made it back.” Among those listening and laughing on the 1965 audio recording was Karl Menninger, one of the giants of psychiatry and co-founder of the Menninger Clinic, as he presided over an academic colloquium on hallucinogenic drugs.The speaker on the tape, a medical student who had...
  • John McCain Grills Media For Twisting Trump’s Words About PTSD

    10/05/2016 12:08:24 PM PDT · by orchestra · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/5/2016 | Christian Datoc
    None other than Arizona Sen. John McCain defended Donald Trump’s recent comments about post traumatic stress disorder. Trump was criticized for stating that unfortunately, veterans suffering from PTSD who end up committing suicide aren’t as “strong” as some of their comrades. “When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see maybe what people in this room have seen many times over — and you’re strong and you can handle it — but a lot of people can’t handle it and they see horror stories,” Trump told veterans at a campaign...
  • The Reporting of Trump’s PTSD Comments Shows Why His Supporters Hate the Media

    10/04/2016 11:40:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 2:15 pm | Scott Shackford
    Trump's response makes perfect sense to somebody putting out a sales pitch, and the outrage is completely phony. Trump is suggesting that the folks in the crowd are strong as he pivots to the discussion of mental health issues, because, frankly, a lot of people who need help don't actually want to admit it. He's providing an answer to these veterans without suggesting to them that any of them in particular need to take advantage of it. It's actually a clever way of approaching the discussion that somebody with Trump's background might understand and somebody who has spent his or...
  • VANITY: WILL TRUMP'S EGO BLOW IT??

    10/03/2016 7:58:46 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 84 replies
    10/3/2016 | Dick Bachert
    I have had several recent conversation with a close relative concerning Donald Trump's periodic drifts off message and into the tall grass of issues about which, to use my relative's colorful phrase in those calls, "Nobody gives a shit", the rotund Miss Universe contestant being the most recent. During our "chat", she asked me a number of times "Does Trump listen to ANYBODY?" We had another very animated conversation today during which she informed me that a number of her friends who had not been crazy about Trump but had come to hate Hillary to the point where they WILL...
  • Donald Trump’s gaffe on veterans and PTSD shows just what an amateur he still is

    10/03/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/3/2016 | Aaron Blake
    There will be plenty of quibbling in the hours ahead, but Donald Trump clearly just created a new batch of problems for himself with his comments Monday morning, in which he suggested that veterans dealing with mental health problems aren't "strong" and "can't handle it." "When people come back from war and combat, they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over, and you're strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can't handle it," Trump said to a veterans group in Northern Virginia. "And they see horror...
  • Free Michelle Obama’s Slaves

    07/29/2016 10:59:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 7/28/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    At the DNC, Michelle Obama put on her victimhood hat one more time and declared, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” It’s not a new line, but an ongoing mantra. Back in 2009, Michelle whined that, “Many slaves who couldn’t enter the building worked to create the building.” But that’s too past tense. Michelle’s house continues to be built and maintained by slaves. Her lavish lifestyle of endless vacations, parties and public appearances is funded by millions and millions of slaves. Michelle Obama lives a life that is more lavish and luxurious than...
  • These Men are From Mars

    06/09/2016 8:43:19 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8 June 2016 | DAVID J. MORRIS
    Then Mr. Junger came home and set to work describing the surprisingly deadly environment that returning veterans face. In “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging,” he argues that contemporary culture has divorced man from his roots as a tribal creature. A lack of intimacy and low levels of trust, he writes, have created “a sprawling and anonymous” society in which “people can get away with incredible levels of dishonesty” and misbehavior. This causes big problems, ranging from citizens being alienated from their neighbors to high rates of suicide, mental illness, homelessness, gun violence and financial fraud. Post-traumatic stress disorder, as Mr....
  • Yale Study Shows Danger of Marijuana

    06/01/2016 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 91 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 1, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    Donald J. Trump says vets are treated worse than illegal immigrants. But help is on the way. The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to make it easier for veterans to get access to officially-approved marijuana. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), a physician, argues that the proposal is "absolutely insane." It is estimated that nearly 30 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. But Rep. Fleming notes evidence that marijuana "enhances psychosis and schizophrenia" in some people with these psychological problems. Dr. Christine Miller asks, "Does no one remember Eddie Routh,...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Australia: Muslim avoids jail for sex assault: he has PTSD

    05/16/2016 12:13:20 AM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 15, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    And the lawyer for the defendant told the victim that she could have avoided the sex assault if she had just adjusted her own behavior. The West is swiftly internalizing the idea that whenever Muslims commit acts of violence, it’s the non-Muslim victim’s fault.
  • The VA vs. Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta

    04/02/2016 5:21:26 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 54 replies
    LifeLine for Vets ^ | March 22, 2016 | Shad Meshad
    Army Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta has received notification from the VA that his benefits for a caregiver are ending in 90 days, at the end of May. The letter he received from the VA states “he is no longer appropriate for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.” They say they are pleased to inform him of this. According to the VA, even though Acosta, blinded by a mortar attack in Iraq, is still blind, they are excited (with an exclamation point to prove it) to let him know they have determined he’s “graduated,” and no longer needs a...