PTSD

Veterans with PTSD and fireworks

While many across South Mississippi are preparing for a week of festivities ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, some Coast residents may associate this time more with stress than fun.…

PTSD and fireworks for vets on the Coast

The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate the independence of our nation, a group of people that have fought for this country may associate stress more than fun with the holiday. Some veterans experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder triggered…

VA reminds that fireworks can trigger PTSD for veterans

The Fourth of July is a celebration of our nation, which often includes thanking our veterans and service members. But those celebrations -- which often include fireworks -- can act as stressors for those suffering from PTSD. The Gulf Coast…

Fundraiser for veteran’s service dog

Service animals oftentimes serve as a life line for their owners. Now, there’s one service dog here in Mississippi that needs your help. Everyday service dogs help save the lives of their owners, but now, one service dog named Jingles…

Fireworks and PTSD: Being Cautious to Veterans

Fireworks play a huge role in the Fourth of July festivities in South Mississippi. However, for some of our veterans on the Coast, fireworks can take a toll. The loud booming sounds can trigger those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder…

Fireworks can trigger PTSD

Tonight, millions will celebrate the countdown to the New Year with family, friends, and fireworks. For some people, like veterans, the loud booming can spark something much deeper. The sound of fireworks often triggers memories of war for those who…

National PTSD Awareness Day

Today is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day and with the Fourth of July coming up, locals should be aware of how some veterans who suffer from PTSD can be sensitive to fireworks. Some veterans are triggered by the sounds…

Service Dogs for PTSD veterans bill passed

The Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 944. The bill will allow veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to have service dogs in public places including hotels and businesses. Today News 25’s Jaylon Morris caught up with a veteran who trains service…

Veterans and Fireworks

Sunday night when the clock strikes midnight fireworks will light up the sky to welcome in a new year. While the firework shows are exciting to most people, the loud booms can cause fear in those who have served our…

PTSD Awareness Walk tomorrow in Gulfport

Tomorrow you can get out and enjoy the beautiful weather while raising awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder. Crusaders for Veterans will be hosting their first ever PTSD Awareness Walk at the Ken Combs Pier. Veterans suffering from PTSD have taken…

PTSD Awareness Month

About eight percent of the population is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. This month, officials are drawing attention to the issue. June is recognized as National PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD can occur after a traumatic event such as military combat,…

Service Dog Helps Vet Cope with PTSD

The phrase “dog is man’s best friend” might be an understatement to those who suffer from disorders or disabilities that require a service dog. News 25’s Kristen Durand introduces us to one veteran who uses a service dog to cope…