Animals have been constant companions to humans for a long time. They have helped us in many ways from guiding physically challenged persons to cuddling with us on the couch. Now, an alternative therapy for managing and easing PTSD in war veterans is being practiced, with the help of rescued and retired horses.
Arizona has several organizations working with Veterans and horses. Here are a few of them:
Hoofbeats with Heart
Equine Assisted Healing
"Post traumatic stress disorder could soon be diagnosed with simple blood test after scientists found crucial genetic changes in soldiers suffering from trauma after serving in Afghanistan.
PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful or frightening events which can cause flashbacks, nightmares, depression, sleep problems and guilt.
Until now it could only be diagnosed through self-reported symptoms, which many victims, particularly servicemen, were reluctant to disclose.
But scientists at the University of Maastricht discovered crucial differences in the microRNA molecules of soldiers who had served time in Afghanistan."... READ MORE
Join us for the laying of your Brick Paver honoring SFC Brian Mancini, USA (Ret) at the Circle of Honor at Anthem Veterans Memorial
Oct 12, 2017 @ 9 am.
The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, AZ, is a monument dedicated to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s armed forces. This pillar of pride provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who desire to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve our county.
Five Pillar Significance
• The five pillars represent the unity of the five branches of the United States military serving steadfast together.
• They are staggered in size with their appropriate military seal placements on each pillar based upon the Department of Defense prescribed precedence.
• At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun's rays pass over the five pillars as the ellipses in each of the pillars form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.
• Additionally, the brick pavers within the Circle of Honor are inscribed with the names of U.S. servicemen and women, symbolizing the 'support' for the Armed Forces. The pavers are red, the pillars are white, and the sky is blue to represent America's flag. The circle represents an unbreakable border.
Anthem Community Park 41703 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85086
Directions: 1-17 to Daisy Mountain Drive east to Galvilan Peak Parkway turn north continue north you will see the park on your right and turn right into park when you see the Veterans Memorial.
One step to end homelessness-BIG STEP FOR ARIZONA’S FIRST TINY HOUSE --by Tamara Parisio. Affordable housing is the name of the game and Elizabeth Singleton is playing all out. On Saturday, August 19th, at 7:30 AM, the first shovel of dirt will be dug in the groundbreaking ceremony for the first Tiny House Community Build; “Micro on Madison.” These tiny homes measure about 280 square feet and include a kitchen, bath, and bedroom. Intended to educate about sustainable and affordable housing, this project is a collaboration between Build us H.O.P.E. and ASU EPICS, Green Light Solutions, and the Development Team.
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Join a 6 week mindful meditation and wellness program for Veterans from ability360.org This program is designed to teach self practices to reduce stress, gain focus and improve overall wellness goals. Come and join in on our weekly meditation classes. Registration is required at $10/person.
Monday, September 25th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Classes will be held at:
The Meditation Learning Center at 1030 W 9th St, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Upon successful completion of this program you will be eligible to attend a weekend retreat in Sedona on Friday, November 10th – Sunday, November 12th
Greater Phoenix Veterans Job Fair Thursday June 8, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305.
Glendale, AZ — Galvanize and other employers are teaming up to provide job opportunities for job seekers with military backgrounds at the DAV RecruitMilitary Greater Phoenix Veterans Job Fair.
Galvanize representatives will be on-site to discuss the opportunities available to job seekers.
The expo will be held on Thursday June 8, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305.
To date RecruitMilitary has held 23 events in Phoenix, drawing 10,062 attendees and 955 exhibitors.
More about RecruitMiliatry at https://recruitmilitary.com/
Spread the word!
Join the efforts to spread the word about PTSD and effective treatments during PTSD Awareness Month. Everyone makes a difference.
Discover the facts.
Start with PTSD Basics, key information about trauma, PTSD and treatment options. Download our Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment (PDF) brochure. For more advanced information, we offer many free, in-depth Continuing Education Courses. Professionals can earn continuing education credits for most courses.
Explore your options.
Take the mystery out of PTSD treatment. Watch our short whiteboard video PTSD Treatment: Know Your Options to learn which treatments are best and use the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid to find the treatment that is best for you. Or visit AboutFace, a website where Veterans, their family members and clinicians talk about turning life around with PTSD treatment.
This Unconventional Method of Treating Veterans' Trauma Is No Joke!
NationSwell Council member Sam Pressler believes laughter is the universal language of healing.
After losing a close family member to suicide, Sam Pressler turned to sketch comedy as a means to cope, and later, to grow from the trauma and its consequences. While in college several years later, he learned that the suicide rate among veterans at the time was 22 deaths per day.
“My mind immediately jumped to standup comedy as a solution,” he says, softly chuckling as if to acknowledge his slightly unconventional way of thinking.
We are delighted to see Tom recognized for the work he is doing in the Arizona Tech Industry! Tom Bishop is a founder of Zendoks Wellness, the innovative digital health platform connects healthcare providers, health coaches and other various health industry professionals to their patients and clients by integrating with iPhone and Android compatible wearable tracking devices and apps, such as Fitbit, iHealth and Garmin. Read more here.
Board member Budd Gilbert was interviewed on the Nonprofit Journal radio show in April. Budd was joined by Michelle DiMuro, Veterans Heritage Project, a program that connects students with veterans in their communities, offering students the opportunity to interview veterans and write their stories in an annual publication.
The program recording is at this link: NPJ April Radio Broadcast