Worsley was deployed in Iraq during the most intense days of “the Surge” from 2006 to 2007. He cleared roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices as a combat engineer. He ultimately received a Purple Heart and a 100% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a traumatic brain injury and PTSD expected to last […]
It was not until 2014, many years after he left the RAF and was working as a training manager for a logistics company, PTSD reared. He recalls: “I started losing my temper. I’d wake up in the morning and my bedroom was a mess, I’d smashed it up, fighting in my sleep.”
Claire went on: “Establishing phone lines for soldiers who are thinking of killing themselves is all well and good but most of the soldiers I know would never dream of calling a phone line and asking for help. The MoD needs to do more.”
Trying to escape the horrors of war The family that wouldn’t let PTSD split them Falklands War: Living with the trauma Mr Adamson said he had spent four decades suffering from flashbacks, sleep problems and anger issues before receiving psychological therapy.
But much of Steen’s ire is directed at Facebook for reportedly refusing to take down the livestream while McNutt was still alive, as it has done in the past while other crimes have taken place. McNutt’s loved ones’ efforts to remove the video from social platforms has prompted the creation of the hashtag campaign #ReformForRonnie. […]
Mr Steen added: “He didn’t seem to be the same guy that left for Iraq once he exited the service. I spent many a late night in our studio, via text message, and in person talking with him about life and his struggles.
The campaign calls on social media networks to accept responsibility for “all content created, posted, and distributed” on their platforms, adding: “You must immediately stop passing the blame on to the users when content you distribute actively harms them.
“Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social platforms could ban accounts, IPs, and stop the spread of this video. YouTube can flag you for using two seconds of a copyrighted song, but can’t seem to filter out my friend ending his life. It does not make sense.”
Can weed be part of the solution to the current opioid epidemic? Dr. Russo certainly thinks so. “THC and CBD compounds have pain-relieving properties,” explains Russo in the interview. “When used in conjunction with opiates the help lower the opiate dosage needed, prevent development of tolerance to and withdrawal from opiates, can rekindle the opiate […]
Dr. Damon Friedman, a decorated veteran of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, recently retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in special operations after beginning his military career in the Marine Corps. He is the founder of SOF Missions, which works with veterans with PTSD, and the author of the book “Igniting Movements,” […]