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These Israeli mental health nonprofits were started by those who struggled

What could be more powerful than being helped by those who have struggled with the same issues you face? These four nonprofits were founded with that very premise.

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All service dogs to be allowed in all public spaces by November 2022

Until now, only guide dogs, who help those with physical disabilities, have been allowed in all public spaces in Israel.


IDF Chief of Staff Kohavi visits Itzik Saidian in hospital

Itzik Saidian self-immolated in April to protest the treatment received by PTSD-stricken disabled IDF veterans.

The PTSD holiday: Sukkot

Over the course of the pandemic, I have realized that Sukkot is the PTSD holiday. In several ways it is designed to address the trauma of Passover and of our lives:

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IDF disabled vets treatment reform: Hotline to operate 24/7

As part of the "One Soul" reform of services the Defense Ministry provides IDF veterans suffering from trauma, a support hotline will operate 24/7 at *8944.

British teen from Cyprus gang-rape case discusses PTSD and repercussions

The British woman will appeal a conviction of fabrication and public mischief later this week in the Cyprus case, in which she said Israeli youth gang-raped her.

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Ex-US marine kills baby, grandma, 2 others in Florida while high on meth

The shooter wore body armor and was a self-described survivalist. He had no apparent connection to the family on whose property he went on a shooting rampage.

Michal Herzog visits IDF vet who self-immolated

Itzik Saidian, a 26-year-old veteran of the Golani Brigade, arrived at the offices of the Defense Ministry’s Rehabilitation Division in Petah Tikva where he set himself on fire.

Israeli lab grows 'magic' mushrooms to treat depression

Psilocybin has been shown to have a positive effect in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, anorexia, obesity, cluster headaches, Alzheimer's, PTSD and a variety of personality disorders.

Israeli researchers measure continuous traumatic stress from rockets

These findings come in the wake of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

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