War Veteran Has A Panic Attack During An Interview. Watch The Service Dog…

Erick Scott, a veteran who served in Iraq, knows first-hand what it’s like to suffer from PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder – a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event).

PTSD is also sometimes known as shell shock or combat stress, occurs after experiencing severe trauma or a life-threatening event.

For all too many veterans, it's hard to readjust to life out of the military or getting haunted by unpleasant memories and experiences. Erick was no exception.

To help him combat his anxiety, he was paired with a special service dog, Gumbo. Gumbo's main role was to notify him when he started showing symptoms of PTSD.

Watch the video on the next page to see Gumbo's amazing reaction when Scott gets agitated on camera during an interview. This is incredibly touching to see.

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512 thoughts on “War Veteran Has A Panic Attack During An Interview. Watch The Service Dog…

  1. Mark Henningfeld thanks for your service along with all your brothers and sisters, and your families that wait and worry while you put yourselves in harms way for others, it isn’t unnoticed ❤️

  2. That was so lovely and glad the dog is helping him. I’m not a veteran but I do have mental health problems and my black lab comes straight to me if I’m having a bad moment, love to all dogs <3 x

  3. I’m a Military Veteran with PTSD and Major Depression! My Furbabies are my life and the only reason why my feet hit the floor each day! Otherwise I wouldn’t care about anything! Jake, the Fawn knows when I’m stressed out about to have a Panic attack and when I’m severely Depressed! At times I feel like they’d be better off without me and with someone who isn’t such a mess and who can actually leave the house, take them to the park or just the simplest of things! They are so loving, more so than ppl!

  4. Kudos to this soldier and his K9 best friend. I don’t have PTSD, but I do have two black labs that calm me when I’m upset, or when down and out.
    I personally would like to say Thank you for your service, as well as other military men and women. God bless all.

  5. I’ve seen comments saying the number of PTSD cased for Iraq and Afghanistan is too high to be credible
    Not so. Some of these soldiers did 3-5 stints in those arenas. There was no rear area. They were in harm’s way 24/7 the entire time they were in country. That any of those soldiers are functional is a miracle.
    That deserve better than Congress has done to treat them. At a time when tens of thousands of them needed a concerted effort by their countru to help them, Congress cut VA funding more than once. None of them should be homeless.
    The treatment of these veterans is a national disgrace. This veteran is one of the lucky ones, but no thanks to those who were elected to see that it was done.

  6. dogs are amazing, I wish I had the time or the money and the knowledge to train these dogs to do this important jobs for these vets. It’s amazing how these dogs can change someone’s life for the better!!

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