For the thousands of veterans diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress disorder), life is a constant challenge. But studies have found that a well-trained service dog can assuage some of the emotional and mental trauma of these individuals. PTSD service dogs can help adjust serotonin levels and lower blood pressure in individuals, as well as providing companionship and offering respite from episodes of depression.
The ACSPCA works with area trainer Mike Roland who facilitates a program called Our Turn to Serve. The program’s mission is to “assist combat disabled Indiana Veterans who return from foreign service by providing them with interior design recommendations, building materials and contracting assistance to modify their homes to accommodate their disability.”
For more information, contact the ACSPCA at (260) 744-0454 or visit acspca.org.