Working within high stress environments is familiar for first responders, law enforcement, emergency room and intensive care staff. Frontline workers have been trained to maintain a level of composure while…
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed from the work of two brothers named Carlos and Helio Gracie who learned the techniques from a Japanese man named Mitsuyo Maeda who migrated to Brazil around 1917. Jiu-jitsu is not what it appears. When people learn…
By Dr. Rick Boone Clinical Director, Warriors Heart As the constantly-evolving news of the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across the nation and covers our world with apprehension and conflicting points of…
Routine stressors and anxiety triggers like vehicle accidents, car stops, department politics and any other number of prolific tragic scenarios can wear down even the most resilient police officer or first responder. Find out how to spot cumulative PTSD and how to help create healthy coping mechanisms.
In 2010, PTSD day was established on June 27th, with June becoming PTSD awareness month in 2014. Many of our blogs and resources explore PTSD in relation to the primary victim, however, it is also important to remember that those effects ripple out into the PTSD sufferer’s network of friends, family and professional support.
Shifting from military life can be a delicate transition, especially if you served for many years or have retired for medical reasons. It is during this time that many veterans find themselves at a crossroads which can lead them down a path of health and success, or a route to addiction and self-destruction. The choices made at the beginning of this journey will create the foundation of that path, which is why it is so crucial to be properly educated on the hurdles, pitfalls and support resources that await.
Veterans of armed conflict are overloaded with stimuli, and it takes a heavy toll on the mind. “Combat stress” is a blanket term used to describe behavioral disruptions experienced as a direct result of exposure to warfare. If left unresolved, these reactions can culminate in dangerous patterns of post-traumatic stress and addiction.
While family and friends can provide support, having the help of a service dog for PTSD provides several benefits for those suffering from the ill effects of this condition.
This sense of reliving those traumatic memories is an agonizing part of PTSD, often causing the person to use drugs or alcohol in an attempt to dull the symptoms. But, what exactly are flashbacks and how can they be treated?
Fishing is one of the most accessible pastimes for people of all ages. Leisurely, yet challenging, and easy to to do on any budget, fishing is a wonderful sport that can help relieve the symptoms of PTSD for veterans and service members.