Talking To Your Kids About Mass Shootings; Pediatric Mental Health Expert Offers HelpWith the number of mass shootings that have taken place in America, children exposed to these horrors can easily and expectedly have a visceral response to the tragedies.
Service Dogs Specialize In Helping Veterans With Post-Traumatic StressThe US Department of Veteran's Affairs says the rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans can be as high as 30%, and its effects can be crippling. Now, one Bay Area non-profit is offering to help those service members affected by PTSD.
Yountville Shooting Leaves An Impact On Veterans Living With PTSDA U.S. veteran killed three staff members at a veterans' facility in Napa County, raising the question: are veterans with PTSD getting the help they need when they come home?
Army Vet On Cross-Country Trek To Shed Light On PTSD In San FranciscoAn Army veteran who served near the DMZ in South Korea has walked 3,000 miles since November to shed light on PTSD.
Bay Area Veteran Trains $15K PTSD Therapy Dogs To Help Others Heal From WarVeterans coming home from war are finding that dogs are one of the best ways to cope with PTSD. But the dogs are very expensive to train and are currently not covered by the Veterans Affairs.
Inner-City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderIn 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."
KCBS In Depth: PTSD and StressAn interview with Dr. David Spiegel on the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Body Near Santa Clara County Orchard Is Mother Of Iraq VetThe 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.
Lost Boys: Secondhand Violence Permanently Changes Its VictimsThe impact of youth violence reaches beyond just "victim" and "victimizer". There are those on the perimeter who are watching their best friends get cut down or die.
SF Appeals Court Blasts VA Mental Health Care SystemNoting that an average of 18 veterans a day commit suicide, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs to dramatically overhaul its mental health care system.
Oakland Organization Offers Help For Young Gunshot VictimsOakland hosted a conference of hospital networks dealing with youth violence prevention and victims of gun-related violence.
Jefferson Awards: East Bay Woman Treats Veterans With New TherapyAt least one in five Americans who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan return with post traumatic stress disorder. An East Bay therapist has found a way to help by offering an effective treatment not widely available to local veterans.