PTSD Can Service Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD? The VA Is Skeptical By Paige Pfleger • Jun 26, 2017 Paige Pfleger / American Homefront A growing number of veterans are acquiring service dogs to help cope with PTSD. But the VA won’t pay for them and says their effectiveness hasn’t been scientifically proven. A Special Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Troops Who Died By Suicide By Bobbie O'Brien • May 24, 2017 Bobbie O'Brien / American Homefront Memorial Day can be especially difficult for relatives of service members who died by suicide. They often feel stigmatized, even around other military families. For Some Vets, A PTSD Diagnosis Comes Along With Personal Growth New research suggests that post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans can lead to increased appreciation of life and enhanced inner strength. Researchers Study Injections As PTSD Treatment By Jay Price • Dec 12, 2016 Stacy Sanning / U.S. Army A new study will test an unusual approach to treating symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder: injecting a local anesthetic into nerve tissue in the neck.