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Dogs for vets with PTSD

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says almost 240,000 veterans have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, since 2001.  In most cases, the trauma comes with combat experience, but that's not always the case.

Good Day Atlanta's Ron Gant met a woman who has struggled with PTSD for years, but is now finding help through a four-legged friend.  

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE HER STORY.

Here are the links we mentioned in our story on Good Day Atlanta:

SHEPHERD CENTER: SHARE MILITARY INITIATIVE
http://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members


FACEBOOK: ANGELS AMONG US PET RESCUE
https://www.facebook.com/angelsrescue


FACEBOOK: PLEASE FIND MY DOG
https://www.facebook.com/PleaseFindMyDog


COMPANIONS FOR HEROES:

http://www.companionsforheroes.org/


PTSD COACH ONLINE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/index.asp


MAKE THE CONNECTION: EFFECTS OF MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA

http://maketheconnection.net/conditions/military-sexual-trauma?gclid=COCX2pTchboCFQSf4AodzlsA3A

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