Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the scourge of the veterans, is a real illness. Seemingly without an off-switch, it can replay terrible thoughts and memories over and over again in the patients’ minds. Mindfulness – a mind-body technique focusing on in the moment attention and awareness – offers a ray of hope to PTSD sufferers, with.. read more →

06 Mar 2017
March 6, 2017

PTSD Not a “Veterans Only” Concern

Educators and area employers learned that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not a “veterans’ only” affliction and helping avert a suicide attempt is a skill that can be learned during Nicolet Area Technical College’s second “Hire Up” presentation Friday. “PTSD is a normal reaction to an abnormal event,” said Jessica Schiek, Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital.. read more →

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) — Airmen often go to the fitness center; some spend several hours a week toning their bodies, while others go to simply maintain their physique. But what about strengthening the mind?What’s going on in between the ears is just as important, if not more, than trying to build biceps.. read more →

24 Feb 2017
February 24, 2017

Boys and men: Survivors of sexual violence

Sexual violence happens to people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, professions, incomes, races and ethnicities. Although females have a much higher risk of sexual assault during their lives, males are also victims, particularly as boys and adolescents. As in sexual assaults against females, against boys and men it is also an act.. read more →

According to a new study, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The researchers noted that this could be because their blood vessels don’t expand normally post-PTSD. The study also showed that the risk factors normally associated with blood vessel problems – high blood pressure, diabetes,.. read more →