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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
'Devil' Brigade Soldiers attend wellness expo at Camp Buehring, DVIDS — 11/25/14
The [Buehring Olympics and Wellness Expo at Camp Buehring, Kuwait] was part of the brigade’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program designed to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers.
Army veteran sought to help, but PTSD hindered him, Stars and Stripes — 11/25/14
Ngala Benn deployed four times in a 20-year military career, including two combat tours in Iraq. He had the classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
'Zeus saved my life': from beloved pet to determined service dog, U.S. Air Force — 11/24/14
Recently, Tech. Sgt. Cory Anderson had [his yellow Labrador of four years] trained to act as a service dog to assist him in dealing with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Former Army Chief of Staff Headlines Event Launching Mental Health Initiative to Help Meet Veteran PTSD/Suicide Crisis, BioSpace — 11/24/14
Project Rebirth, Inc., the resilience resource for those who serve Community and Country, announced that former Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.(ret.) will be the keynote speaker at the Tuesday, November 25 launch of a major project to help the growing numbers of Veterans grappling with mental health disorders.
Family Symposium Aims To Change Perception Of Wounded Warriors, DCMilitary.com — 11/21/14
Breaking the stigma of being a wounded warrior and asking for help was a thread that tied together every [symposium] panel member, and that Safe Harbor is emphatically trying to reinforce.
AMVETS Unveils National Expansion of Freedom and Honor Warrior Transition Program, Broadway World — 11/21/14
AMVETS unveiled a plan for expansion of the Freedom and Honor Warrior Transition Program and its signature Warrior Transition Workshops (WTW).
Study: Telemedicine helps treat PTSD in vets, Stars and Stripes — 11/20/14
A new study released Thursday suggests that telemedicine aids [rural veterans'] access to care and increases the likelihood they will follow through with months of intensive counseling that can heal war’s inner wounds.
Regional Resources for Farmer Veterans, Agriculture.com — 11/20/14
Farmer veterans who found farming to be therapeutic were inspired to share their experience with other veterans.
PTSD dogs working to help veterans in South Dakota, Chron — 11/19/14
Dogs designated to assist people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are becoming a more common sight in the area. Three students at Black Hills State University enlist the help of service dogs.
Pentagon Expo to Feature Art Therapy for ‘Invisible Wounds’, Defense.gov — 11/19/14
In a four-week, intensive outpatient program for service members who are diagnosed with both invisible wounds but haven’t responded to conventional treatment, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence staff evaluates and treats such complex cases, and [Melissa] Walker’s art program is a prescribed therapy. Pentagon employees will be able to see some of the works of art created by service members who went through Walker’s program.
Art Guild and Independent Living Center Give Veterans with Disabilities Freedom to Express Artistic Talents, BioPortfolio — 11/18/14
In 2011, the Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco (ILRCSF) seized the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of veterans by honoring the Veterans' Art Guild's (Guild) request to meet weekly at ILRCSF, which offers veterans a supportive environment to share their stories through art.
Project teaches stressed veterans to play music, Austin American-Statesman — 11/18/14
Based in San Antonio, [Warrior Cry Music Project] gives wounded soldiers at military hospitals around the nation musical instruments — guitars, drums, horns and more — and volunteer instructors show them how to play.
Military transition is focus of Forward March conference, Stars and Stripes — 11/17/14
Community, state and national leaders will gather in Fayetteville this week as part of a conference to address issues that can plague military communities.
Fort Hood expanding medical services for vets and soldiers with PTSD related sleep disorders, Breitbart News Network — 11/17/14
Fort Hood is opening a new sleep center at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center to provide expanded medical services for both veterans and active duty military. The facility will open on Friday and will provide sleep studies for soldiers who are having difficulties sleeping. Sleeping disorders can often be caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
This Retired Army Vet Living With PTSD Is Helping Prevent Military Suicides, The Huffington Post — 11/14/14
Having returned home to New York City living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), [retired U.S. Army captain James] Van Thatch is using his own war experiences to prevent veteran suicides.