Living around violence in the inner city is making children sick. Kids living in high crime areas have a higher rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than soldiers because they are living in “virtual combat zones”, according to Dr. Howard Spivak of the Centers for Disease Control.
In the inner city, a health problem is making it harder for young people to learn. The Centers for Disease Control said 30 percent of inner-city kids suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a medical condition that some observers outside the urban core have taken to calling “hood disease.”
According to San Francisco’s director of housing opportunity, 110 chronically homeless veterans have been found a place to stay through the program in the past 100 days.
Veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental challenges are processing their emotions in a photography class at the VA’s Menlo Park campus.
A Bay area organization is hitting the road and taking five veterans on a cross country bike tour.
A Bay area organization is hitting the road and taking five veterans on a cross-country bike tour.
Veterans on Wednesday began painting the names of the 4,484 U.S. soldiers who were killed during the Iraq War on a mural in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.
An interview with Dr. David Spiegel on the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The body of a missing Gilroy woman, mother of an Iraq War vet who killed his young sister before killing himself last week, was found Thursday near a well-known orchard in unincorporated Santa Clara County, according to Gilroy police.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping Thursday’s murder-suicide involving an Iraq War vet does not discourage vets with PTSD to seek treatment.