The music video that Ranger worked on has been released.
To learn more about the campaign & watch a video of outtakes please visit
Now, you too can have the song stuck in your head for days.
"All people with PTSD have lived through a traumatic event that caused them to fear for their lives, see horrible things, and feel helpless. Strong emotions caused by the event create changes in the brain that may result in PTSD." - Dept of Veterans Affairs - National Center for PTSD
The best way to cope with a trigger is avoidance. However, this is almost impossible to do. Why? Well, you cannot really avoid your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Much of these are out of our control. In regard to external triggers, we can take some steps to manage our environment (for example, not going to certain places that we know will trigger us), but we cannot control everything that happens to us.
- Matthew Tull, PhD.
"Dogs are very sensitive to escalations of mood. They can tell if a person's mood is starting to escalate to a panic attack," said Joan Esnayra, president and founder of the Psychiatric Service Dog Society.
"They can tell their handlers this well in advance, before the handler has lost their composure and lost their ability to think clearly."
Dogs also help people with mental illnesses devote attention to the needs of the dog instead of solely on themselves.
"Dogs give them an alternate focus," said Esnayra. "Going out of the house, for example, is for the dog. That displacement frees up the brain a little bit and reduces anxiety."