Fighting #PTSD


Donald Trump Under Fire for Comments on Veterans With PTSD

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

How does PTSD develop?


According to The National Center for PTSD, most people who go through a trauma have some symptoms at the beginning. Only some will develop PTSD over time. It isn’t clear why some people develop PTSD and PTSD others don’t.

Whether or not you get PTSD depends on many things:

  • How intense the trauma was or how long it lasted
  • If you were injured or lost someone important to you
  • How close you were to the event
  • How strong your reaction was
  • How much you felt in control of events
  • How much help and support you got after the event

Excellent You-Tube Video PTSD, CPTSD symptoms

Clinic aims to help veterans ease PTSD with medical marijuana

A new clinic which opened in Edmonton on Saturday will help first responders and veterans suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder get access to medical marijuana.

Marijuana for Trauma was founded in 2013  by two military veterans in Oromocto, N.B. The company operates twelve clinics across the country. Edmonton is the first location in western Canada.

The clinics do not dispense marijuana. Instead, staff help people get access to doctors and producers of legal medical marijuana. They also provide support and wellness programs.

Riley McGee, the company’s western Canadian director of operations, came to the company after struggling with PSTD he developed while serving with the military in Afghanistan.

McGee sold real estate after leaving the Canadian Forces but his symptoms remained. He started smoking marijuana in the evenings and found it helped. Read more:

In many cases, treatments for PTSD will also help  other problems,  such as:

  • Feelings of hopelessness, shame, or despair
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Drinking or drug problems
  • Physical symptoms or chronic pain
  • Employment problems
  • Relationship problems, including divorce

The coping skills you learn in treatment can work for PTSD. There is hope and help out there. Just Never give up!

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