Tag: PTSD

Resilience in the face of ‘dis-ease’: City native details upbringing in...

By Lexie Jordan Native Alexandrian and member of the first graduating class of then-T.C. Williams – now Alexandria City – High School, Rick Evans has...

AFF 2023: ‘By My Side’ illustrates impact of service dogs

By Wafir Salih | [email protected] “By My Side” is an award-winning documentary directed by Vicki Topaz and the late Wynn Padula. The film highlights the...

Floating away stress and anxiety

By Mara Benner What do D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney, Olympian Carl Lewis, singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel and actor Susan Sarandon all reportedly have in common? They...

Life Well Lived: Trauma treatment redefined

By Mara Benner Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is most often associated with veterans who have undergone significant trauma while serving our country – but PTSD...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 4: The opioid crisis through an EMT’s...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Alexandria paramedic Chad Shade’s idea of an emergency is different from that of most people. Shade, a 14-year veteran of the...