PTSD In Las Vegas, The VA Has Opened A New Center To Treat Veterans With Gambling Addiction By Steve Walsh • Feb 25, 2020 Steve Walsh / American Homefront The Las Vegas center is the VA's second inpatient treatment facility for veterans, who are at higher risk of gambling addiction. A New Study Has Found That Grief Is Common But Rarely Recognized In Veterans By Emily Elena Dugdale • Dec 3, 2019 Emily Elena Dugdale / American Homefront The University of California, Irvine study found that combat exposure is almost as likely to cause grief as it is to lead to PTSD. For Some Veterans, Underwater Adventures Bring Solitude And Therapeutic Benefits By Stephanie Colombini • Sep 26, 2019 Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront A growing number of programs try to treat PTSD by getting veterans into nature, even deep under the sea. But there's little scientific evidence that treatments like "scuba therapy" work. In An Outdoor Recreation Program, Veterans Find Healing and Friendship By Libby Denkmann • Oct 25, 2018 Libby Denkmann / American Homefront At "recreational therapy" camps, outdoor activities and mindfulness help veterans with PTSD, sexual trauma, and other issues. VA Prepares for PBS Vietnam Documentary; It May Trigger Some Vets' PTSD By Steve Walsh • Sep 14, 2017 Larry Burrows / Getty Images via PBS The ten-part documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is at times graphic, and people who work with veterans say it may trigger traumatic memories for those who fought in Vietnam. 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.