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Scott Peters, Florida Congressmen Continue the Push to Recognize June as Post Traumatic...

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,...

Jimmy Patronis Recognizes PTSD Awareness Month

First responders are more likely to develop PTSD compared to the general public due to their exposure to significant traumatic incidents incurred in the line of duty.
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Florida Delegation Backs John Rutherford’s ‘Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act’

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.
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Florida Congressmen Want VA to Offer Grants to Pair Veterans Suffering From PTSD With...

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.

Michael Waltz Continues the Fight to Have the U.S. Work With Israel on PTSD

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.

Mark Hedman: Helpful Resources for Veterans and Their Families

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.‭
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Val Demings, John Rutherford Back TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act

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)

Stephanie Murphy Helps Secure Funds for UCF to Help Veterans with 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.

Mark Hedman: You Can Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

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.

News From Around Florida

Ex-felons can now vote in Florida,  more Floridians using medical marijuana, and Florida congressional Democrats back raising corporate taxes. 
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Jimmy Patronis Unveils PTSD Training Materials for First Responders

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.”
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