3-19-12: Soldier’s Best Friend

March 19, 2012 at 7:40 am 2 comments

"Valerie PFC," from warriorcanineconnection.org

Last year, Meg Daley Olmert, an Eastern Shore author who has written about the therapeutic effect of dogs on humans, established an organization called Warrior Canine Connection to help in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Today, she tells Tom about veterans who are working through their PTSD by training service dogs who will in turn be used by veterans with mobility impairments.

Meg Daley Olmert will be presenting at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely on the Eastern Shore on March 25 at 1 p.m.

The Warrior Canine Connection program is offered at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kenia Morrison  |  March 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Hello and good evening to you. I suffer with PTSD and I am a Army Veteran and a Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran as well.
    My therapist at the VET Center recommended that I get a therapy dog. It is extremely hard to get one. I have tried with no luck.
    I do not go to the mall or be around large crowds.
    I suffer with the following:

    1. Anger and irritability.

    2. Startle responses to sudden noises or movements.

    3. Extreme anxiety and panic attacks.

    4. Depression.

    5. Social withdrawal and self isolation.

    6. Nightmares and sleep disturbance (nightmares are often flashbacks to combat and are experienced as very real).
    If anyone can help me; it would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply
  • 2. technologysecurity  |  March 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Get in touch with Meg Olmert. Go to http://warriorcanineconnection.org/Contact_Us.html

    Reply

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