While working for a newspaper it was my job to listen in on the parade of misery that kicked off every night.
The verdict came after a bizarre trial that was heavily covered by the national media and renewed focus on the problem of mental health among America's veterans.
VICE talks with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling with mental illness, addiction, and PTSD—often overprescribed narcotics and other pharmaceuticals that bring their own sets of problems.
Professor Edward Meloni has come up with a new method that uses xenon gas to help those suffering with PTSD.
Can confronting nightmares lead to real-life closure?
We spoke with war poet Frederick Foote, a neurologist who's making poetry a required course of treatment in military hospitals.
A recent effort to allow young troops to drink in North Dakota just fell flat, but there are still advocates who wonder why 18-year-olds can die for their country but can't buy a beer.
Could marijuana be the solution America's vets have been waiting for, and if so, why does the federal government continue to stand in the way?
At the Chimo Hotel in Ottawa, Christopher Phillips was arrested after fleeing Nova Scotia.
The mother of a returned British jihadist who fought for the Islamic State warns that other former jihadists in Britain are "walking time bombs" because of the lack of government support.
I spoke with one returning soldier who got his life back on track by living in the notorious Floridian party house.
In 2010, we were beaten by men who appeared to be plainclothes cops with the Chicago Police Department. When we tried to file a complaint and figure out who they were, we entered into a struggle that consumed our lives for the next three years.
I spent three months comatose and hooked up to a life support machine after being run over by a car on New Years Day 2010.
Officially, 47 Australian police officers died by suicide between 2000 and 2011. The real number is undoubtedly higher.
On July 22, 2011, right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in downtown Oslo, killing eight people. PTSD specialist Professor Lars Weisæth took survivors and their families back to the scene to heal.
As Washington equivocates on how to deal with the scandal-plagued VA, a new generation of combat veterans is struggling with the physical and emotional trauma of our longest overseas war.
As politicians in Washington wring their hands over the Veterans Affairs scandal, VICE News travels to Portland, Oregon, to see what it's all really about.
At 27, Carey McWilliams became the first totally blind person in the USA to acquire a concealed-carry permit. Despite weapons training during his ROTC years, McWilliams has faced opposition to his right to bear arms from both the media and public official…
VICE News travels to the front line of this gang-related PTSD epidemic in Los Angeles to speak to the kids who are suffering, and the adults trying to save them.
Oakland is a hotbed of gang violence, poverty, drug abuse, and mental illness. A CDC study says that roughly one-third of inner-city children suffer from a form of post-traumatic stress disorder, a local news station colloquially called "Hood disease."
We're cool with sending kids to risk life and limb in the deserts of the Middle East, but letting them smoke weed when they come home with PTSD is apparently a bridge too far.
Traumatized by the deaths of two of his friends in a truck-bomb attack, Tony Macie was prescribed conventional medication to treat his PTSD after returning to the US. When that wasn't working out for him, he started to research alternative remedies.
Military officials are slowly piecing together details about Wednesday's mass shooting at Fort Hood, which left four people dead and wounded 16 others. It's the third major gun attack at a U.S. military base in less than five years, raising questions abou…
Mar 31, 2014
MDMA has been been shown to help people suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and while trials in other parts of the world have been undertaken or are underway, Australia is reluctant to get involved.