Documentary highlighting soldiers’ struggle with PTSD has local ties, to screen in Orlando
He tried to put it behind him and returned to his job as a deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Jarvis’ path to health through non-drug alternative therapy prompted him to start his own nonprofit to connect with other vets. READ: Man, 18, arrested in deadly shooting of girl, 16, near Orlando WawaNow, that work is part of an award-winning documentary by director Michael Gier. The film, “Wounded Heroes,” describes the journey of suicidal veterans who overcame PTSD through a range of unique programs. READ: “Freedom Week”: Florida’s disaster preparedness sales tax holiday starts this weekwftv.com
‘For those who served:‘ Virtual 5K to benefit family of Florida Army veteran who took his own life
Evan Rhoden, 33, took his own life on June 13 leaving behind his wife Amanda Rhoden, and their blended family of four children. “Evan had an army and a village behind him, but the PTSD consumed him,” Amanda Rhoden said. Snyder and his wife, who is also an Army veteran, organized a virtual 5K called “Run for Rhoden,” with all proceeds going to help the Rhoden family during this tragic time. Every participant receives a medal that reads “For those who served” to remember soldiers like Evan Rhoden. “His compassion, his smile, his strength, his love and his fight,” Amanda Rhoden said.
Hospitals prepare for wave of mental health disorders among their workers
Im worried I will develop PTSD.Hospital administrators say Davis experiences are hardly unique, and that is why they expect to confront a surge of mental health disorders affecting physicians and nurses who have battled COVID-19. AdvertisementThe degree of stress that front-line healthcare workers are experiencing is extraordinary, said Dr. Dennis Charney, the dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. With no proven treatments or cures, physicians and nurses say they have often felt powerless to prevent the sickest from dying. Nearly 14,000 people have perished from the disease in the city, health officials say. Other major hospitals in New York City, including those affiliated with New York and Columbia universities, have launched similar efforts.latimes.com
Palm Coast firefighters host mental health awareness training
The Palm Coast Fire Department is taking steps to raise awareness to the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, by participating in its first department-wide mental health training. PALM COAST Firefighters work 24-hour shifts several days a week. Studies have also found there were barriers for first responders in accessing help for mental health including shame and stigma. In Palm Coast, the fire department is being proactive in taking steps to raise awareness to the effects of PTSD by participating in its first department-wide mental health training. The law requires employing agencies to provide educational training related to mental health awareness, prevention, mitigation and treatment.news-journalonline.com
Convicted Kissimmee cop killer sentenced to death
The man convicted of killing two Kissimmee police officers in 2017 was sentenced death Wednesday afternoon. Deliberations began shortly after 11 a.m. and a decision was reached by 4:30 p.m.Miller was unanimously sentenced to death for the killings of Sgt. During closing arguments, the defense said Miller was a family man and a top Marine who served his country. They highlighted the mental illness found on both sides of Millers family and how his father, not his mother, had full custody of him. The defense said Miller was already mentally ill when the murders happened, arguing he wasnt that he wasnt himself.
Defense to continue calling witnesses in penalty phase of cop killer's trial
On Thursday, defense lawyers will continue trying to prove their claim that a man convicted of murder earlier this year in the 2017 shooting deaths of two Kissimmee police officers, suffered from PTSD... Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
9/11: We will never forget
On Sept. 11, 2019 more than 13,000 flags were planted at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts representing post 9/11 Florida veterans suffering from PTSD. (Image: James Gosselin/WKMG)Today marks a tragic day in American history as the nation reflects on the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. We will never forget. Honoring first responders with PTSDOrlando first responders at a ceremony on Sept. 11, 2019 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts where more than 13,000 flags planted representing post 9/11 Florida veterans suffering from PTSD. Volunteers with the Camaraderie Foundation planted the flags represented a post-Sept. 11, 2001, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Thousands of flags planted outside Dr. Phillips Center to remember 9/11 victims
Thousands of American flags planted at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts on Sept. 11, 2019 represent Florida veterans suffering from PTSD after 9/11. (Image: James Gosselin/WKMG)ORLANDO, Fla. - On Wednesday, more than 13,000 flags were placed outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. Orlando first responders at a ceremony on Sept. 11, 2019 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts where more than 13,000 flags planted representing post 9/11 Florida veterans suffering from PTSD. The Veterans Affairs Administration reports that 35% to 50% of returning veterans do not seek treatment for their mental health condition. On Sept. 11, 2019 more than 13,000 flags were planted at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts representing post 9/11 Florida veterans suffering from PTSD.
Battling chronic illness, Navy veteran finds joy in art
U.S. Navy veteran, wife and mother says after she left her 20-year military career behind, she not only struggled with PTSD, but also battled cancer, chronic pain and depression. This U.S. Navy veteran, wife and mother says after she left her 20-year military career behind, she not only struggled with PTSD, but also battled cancer, chronic pain and depression. But with chronic pain in her legs and arms, traditional painting wasn't an option. She discovered a technique called "pour painting," where an artist mixes up colors and a painting medium in a cup and then pours it onto a canvas. Nelsen is working with the ViBe District and MOCA on an event called "The People's Pour" scheduled for October 10.
Canadian pot company Tilray ships CBD to US for clinical trials on alcohol and PTSD
Tilray has begun shipping CBD to researchers at New York University to study alcohol and post-traumatic stress disorders, the Canadian pot company announced Thursday. The NYU researchers will test CBD in clinical trials aimed at treating alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Strict regulations have made it difficult for researchers to study cannabis. Scientists are hopeful about CBD's potential to treat alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He pointed to animal studies suggesting that CBD could treat alcohol use disorder and PTSD, as well as other early research showing CBD might reduce anxiety, depression and more.cnbc.com