Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Shortly after U.S. Army Scout Steve Blackman retired from the service, he says he slipped into depression. After seven years in the military, Blackman has PTSD. Then Blackman says it took the Veterans Administration (VA) more than two years to pay him full disability benefits.
The Army has ordered nearly 50 reforms for diagnosing and treating soldiers with post-traumatic stress and other behavioral health issues.
Plano resident and military veteran Jason Allen says a dog helped cure his post-traumatic stress disorder. He wants to help other vets find the same relief.
The memories of the battles he fought in Iraq came home, to Fairview, with Corporal Gregory Schneider. It was the long, confidential conversations he had with his father that helped Schneider rise above the darkness that overwhelmed him after his return.
North Texas Marine Jason Allen doesn’t go far without Sarge. When the 33-year-old from Kemp is hurting he turns to his faithful buddy and it’s all thanks to an organization that matches veterans with shelter dogs and cats.
Amber Wilson slowly takes out the coloring books and the crayons. It’s one of her favorite things to do with her 3-year-old son Jacolby.