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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention
Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention: Meet Matt (human) and James (canine) from Warrior Canine Connection
21 June 2017
Meet Matt (human) and James (canine), who became friends through shared service - and maybe a little bit of fate. When Matt returned home to the States, after a stay at Walter Reed, he joined Warrior Canine Connection only reluctantly. In this interview, Matt shares his experience working through to the other side of TBI and PTSD, and the role James plays. As both a trainer, helping to prepare canines to work with other warriors, and having been paired with a canine of his own, Matt offers a unique and personal perspective about re-connecting to others and to self. Sometimes, the nudge to reengage and potentially to participate fully in further treatment may come from an unexpected source like a cold, wet (non-human) nose. Please join us for this podcast as Matt eloquently describes his friendship and work with James, and how Love Heals.
- Learn more about Warrior Canine Connection
- Don't miss the Puppy Cam (sorry, not available within the VA)
- This YouTube video gives a crash course in WCC and Mission-Based Trauma Recovery.
- Patricia A. Deuster, Ph.D. discusses how training service dogs may affect and potentially improve outcomes related to stress and other issues, in “Is Training Service Dogs a Potential PTSD Therapy?”
- Twitter: Matt (@MathwMoors) and Warrior Canine Connection (@WarriorCanineCn) are all very active Twitter. You may also follow Warrior Canine Connection on Facebook.
The podcast is approximately 29 minutes long.
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Categories: Suicide Prevention