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Fort Hood shooting raises questions on soldier stress: Ex-military psychologist sees combat as unrelated to Fort Hood rampage

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A soldier’s shooting rampage Wednesday at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas has raised questions about the role of post-traumatic stress disorder, but a retired Air Force psychologist now working at the University of North Dakota sai…continue reading on

Dickinson vet says fireworks remind him of gun fights in Afghanistan; works to reintegrate himself into a civilian life

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

While many in the city of Dickinson will attend or watch the Fourth of July Roughrider Days fireworks tonight, Styles Inmon probably won’t. Continue Reading

SD ranch hand cannot file claim against estate

May 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A South Dakota ranch hand who says he suffered emotional distress when he saw his former boss accidentally shoot himself has lost his bid to file a claim against the ranch owner’s estate. Continue Reading

For rescuers, tragedy aftermath ‘like PTSD after a war’

April 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Emergency responders urged to get counseling if needed following incidents.
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Service dog Roxie provides therapy for veteran with PTSD

April 14, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

A Menahga man is bringing awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with the help of his service dog. Continue Reading

Wife defends US soldier accused in Afghan killings

March 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) The wife of a U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians says her husband showed no signs of PTSD before he deployed, and she doesn’t feel like she’ll ever believe he was involved in the killings. Continue Reading

U.S. Army: Some diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder treated, returned to war

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.
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Invisible wounds of war: There’s an app for that?

July 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When terrifying battlefield memories come rushing back, causing night sweats, flashbacks or a panic attack, some troops and vets now find comfort by reaching for their smartphones. Continue Reading

Bikers raise money, awareness by ‘Pedaling for PTSD’

July 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Spc. Dan Olson, a soldier in the North Dakota National Guard, sought assistance from the American Legion Department of North Dakota to create a program to encourage veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or considering suicide to get help. An avid biker, Olson decided cycling for the cause was the route he would take. “Pedaling for PTSD” was formed. Continue Reading

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Red Lake teachers struggle with PTSD

December 10, 2010 in INFORUM

Not covered under Minnesota workers’ comp
BEMIDJI, Minn. About a dozen former teachers who were in class the day of the Red Lake High School shootings on March 21, 2005, are asking for compensation, seeking to recoup lost wages. Continue Reading

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