This week, U.S. Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., continued his push to recognize June as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month and June 27th as National PTSI Awareness Day. U.S. Reps. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Mike Waltz,...
The bill will increase access to Service Dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)” through creating a “competitive grant program through the Department of Veterans Affairs for organizations, such as K9s for Warriors in Ponte Vedra, to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD.” The grants will not exceed $25,000.
The bill will increase access to Service Dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)" through creating a “competitive grant program through the Department of Veterans Affairs for organizations, such as K9s for Warriors in Ponte Vedra, to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD.” The grants will not exceed $25,000.
At the start of last year, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, introduced the “United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act” which his office explained when he unveiled it.
It’s not just the veterans. Their families are significantly impacted as well. Military life isn’t easy. Vets and their families often need help and support, but it can be difficult to find available resources. So, here are some places for veterans and their families to get support to make life a little easier.
This week on Capitol Hill, two members of the Florida delegation with backgrounds in law enforcement unveiled a proposal to help “better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The federals funds, which come from the Army, will go to UCF RESTORES, an innovative program in which veterans suffering from PTSD are in an intensive, three-week outpatient program.
Vets from the post 9/11 era have even more trouble with the transition to the civilian world than those of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
David Santiago: Expand Resources for Florida Families Battling Mental Health, Substance Abuse Issues
Last year, Santiago championed the legislation creating the portal which is now part of the national Network of Care, including more than 700 websites in 30 states. Santiago is calling for $262,650 so the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) can continue the site.
According to the CFO’s office, the materials focus on “mental health awareness, prevention, mitigation, and treatment for first responder employers such as local police or fire departments.”