Monday, September 10, 2012

Today: "Creative Expression and Personal Epiphanies"

Fearless Nation PTSD Support founder Colleen Crary will present a Health-N-Mind meeting today entitled "Creative Expression and Personal Epiphanies."

It takes place today (9/10) at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT (-8 GMT) at Health Info Island in the 3D virtual environment of Second Life.

If you have a Second Life account, you can attend this meeting for free at: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/197/43/22


Upcoming topics for these weekly meetings include:
  • Sept 17 – To Shy to Try? Fell like a wallflower? How to Light Up the Room!
  • Sept 24: Love Hurts. – Feeling the sting of cupid’s arrow? How to mend a broken heart.
  • And coming soon: 10 ways to reduce daily downers
  • Be a Savvy healthcare consumer
  • The gift of anger
  • Technology is great but where’s my flying car?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Martial arts for PTSD [Video]

Here's a great report from students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Arizona about how one martial arts studio is helping veterans learn to deal with their post-traumatic stress disorder.

Program to help veterans with PTSD from Cronkite News on Vimeo.


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

First Lady supports hiring veterans [Video]

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on David Letterman's program last night, where she reported that unemployment among veterans has decreased 20% in the past year.

Letterman himself mentioned that some employers might be frightened of hiring veterans, especially those with PTSD. She replied that it's important not to stigmatize PTSD.



Here's more on the Obama administration's Joining Forces program.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Can a game trigger post-traumatic growth?

This TED Talk by game designer Jane McGonigal is worth 20 minutes of your time. As she says, "A traumatic event doesn't doom us to suffer indefinitely. Instead, we can use it as a springboard to unleash our best qualities and lead happier lives."


Today: Food is Medicine

Fearless Nation PTSD Support founder Colleen Crary will host an online discussion entitled "Food is Medicine" today at 2pm EST, 11am PST. She'll present an overview of how a healthy body supports a healthy brain = mood = positive mental health.

Full details at the link!

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Japan's Supreme Court recognizes PTSD as an injury

Perpetrators of violent crimes in Japan can now be held responsible for resulting PTSD as well as any physical injuries they may have caused. The Japanese Supreme Court issued the ruling after hearing the case of a man who kidnapped and held prisoner four women for a year.

The Japan Daily Press has more:

Japan Supreme Court rules that PTSD equal to injury under Penal Code