Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Mesa Verde Hosts 5K to Promote Suicide Awareness and Prevention, MilitarySpot.com — 09/19/2014

    Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) participated in a 5 kilometer (5K) run for suicide awareness and prevention, Sept. 14.

  • Real Warriors Campaign Offers Resources and Support for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, PR Newswire — 09/19/2014

    In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Real Warriors Campaign encourages all service members, veterans and their loved ones to learn the warning signs of suicidal ideation and to support loved ones in seeking immediate care.

  • Soldiers, Durham company raise awareness about military suicides, WNCN — 09/18/2014

    The Steel Network, a manufacturing company in Research Triangle Park [in Durham, Pa.], put up 22 crosses Thursday to raise awareness about suicides in the military.

  • Study provides insight about providing private mental health service to veterans, Medical Press — 09/18/2014

    The Welcome Back Veterans Initiative, a joint project of philanthropic groups and major academic medical centers has provided an array of patient care, education and other services to veterans and their families.

  • Watch service dog calm war vet's PTSD reaction, USA Today — 09/17/2014

    K9's for Warriors is a non-profit program that works to train service dogs for veterans with diagnoses like PTSD, TBI (traumatic brain injury) and MST (military sexual trauma).

  • 2nd MAW, Cherry Point raise awareness for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month , DVIDS — 09/17/2014

    In response to negative trends regarding suicide, the Marine Corps implemented several ways to educate Marines and Sailors about the signs and dangers of suicide.

  • Capitol Hill Event Will Explore Ways to Meet Behavioral Health Needs for Military Families , Digital Journal — 09/16/2014

    The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, and UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health and well-being company, announced that they are hosting an event on September 16th titled "Growing Our Own – Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Military Families."

  • Fort Hood offers suicide prevention programs, Killeen Daily Herald — 09/16/2014

    Sharon W. Sutton, suicide prevention program manager at Fort Hood, emphasized the importance of increasing awareness of the various on-post options available to soldiers who may be contemplating taking their own lives.

  • Yogic breathing offers hope for vets suffering from PTSD, CBS News — 09/15/2014

    The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison measured the effectiveness of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga on 21 soldiers for reducing hyper-arousal associated with PTSD. Those who received the one-week training in yogic breathing showed lower anxiety, reduced respiration rates and fewer PTSD symptoms.

  • Navy Suicide Prevention Month: It’s About Being There For ‘Every Sailor, Every Day’, DCMilitary.com — 09/15/2014

    The 2014 Navy Suicide Prevention Month theme is “Every Sailor, Every Day.” We are encouraging every member of our Navy team, from shipmates, to leaders, to civilian employees, to family and friends, to set a positive example, reach out and engage with one another.

  • TAPS Provides Comfort to Suicide Survivors, Defense.gov — 09/12/2014

    [TAPS] provides immediate and long-term emotional help, hope and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America.

  • Stopping Suicide Stigmas, DCMilitary.com — 09/12/2014

    “Getting help is a sign of strength, not a weakness,” said retired Maj. Gen. Mark A. Graham. “One death by suicide is one too many. We can change the stigma; we can change the culture.”

  • Help Yourself, Then Help Someone Else: How To Observe National Suicide Prevention Week, Alternative Press — 09/11/2014

    “There are a lot of people who have an underlying mental illness that goes untreated, whether it’s been diagnosed or not,” Cleveland-based independent social worker/pastor Annette Dimond says. “The best thing that anybody can do for themselves is take care of their emotional business.”

  • Getting Outside to Heal Inside, The Huffington Post — 09/11/2014

    Spending time with fellow veterans in Greater Canyonlands and other wild places saved my life and is helping to save the lives of many of my brothers and sisters in arms.

  • Defeating Military Suicides with Listening, Caring, Responding, The Marine Corps — 09/10/2014

    Trained Professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line, headquartered in Canandaigua, New York, respond everyday to provide help and guidance to Service members and veterans who are thinking of taking their lives.

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