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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Veterans Express Their True Selves Beyond The Uniform In Stunning Photo Series, The Huffington Post — 02/27/15
"The Veteran Vision Project," created by photographer and college student Devin Mitchell, aims to both empower veterans and enlighten the public about the serious issues they face upon returning home. Some veterans chose to be photographed with items reflecting the pain associated with PTSD.
Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal, Stars and Stripes — 02/27/15
Sloan Sulham understood the wrenching guilt that soldiers often feel when they live and others die. It's a common feeling in people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder: survivor's guilt.
Puzzles, writing helps combat vets with PTSD, Argus Leader — 02/06/15
In Sioux Falls, Augustana College has been designated as a Yellow Ribbon School, a Veteran Friendly School and Military Friendly. Patrick Hicks has organized a [writing] program especially designed for veterans, including those with PTSD.
First Sergeant helps when help is needed most, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 02/26/15
Master Sgt. Robert Chastain helped a family of nine relocate after their home burned down, and intervened during a suicide attempt, helping that individual get the help they needed.
Golf program helps recovering veterans in Central Florida, WESH.com — 02/25/15
Fairways for Warriors is a program looking to stop the statistic -- 22 service members commit suicide every day.
Literary magazine aims to give those who served a voice , The McDonough County Voice — 02/15/15
"Veteran’s Voices: Personal Stories of Combat and Peace," a literary magazine slated to be published later this semester [at Western Illinois University], will feature work submitted by military veterans and current service members. There are many of those stories to be heard.
Inmates Train Service Dogs to Help Veterans in Need, ABC 13 Eyewitness News — 02/24/15
Inmates who participate in the Patriot Paws program train service dogs that go on to live with veterans with PTSD and physical disabilities from the war.
Veterans hope to raise funds for physical, mental wellness programs, Stars and Stripes — 02/24/15
The Warrior Health and Fitness Challenge is an eight-month program for Post-9/11 veterans in Southwest Florida. Established in 2014 at Florida Gulf Coast University, the challenge is designed to help them overcome the invisible wounds of war — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Reducing stigma through outreach: A mental health technician’s experience, U.S. Air Force — 02/23/15
Senior Airman Brandon Haag, a 375th Medical Group Mental Health Technician, is [part of a team that] assists the 8,000 patients who come to the clinic annually in matters that are not tangible. The mission is to help individuals seeking help to get back to feeling 100 percent healthy, and that doesn’t have to be just physical recovery.
Animal Therapy Programs for Veterans with PTSD Is H4HUS Focus—Organization Announces Mental Health Component for Equine-Assisted and Canine-Assisted Programs for Veterans, Boston.com — 02/23/15
Animal therapy programs for veterans with PTSD are provided by H4HUS to help military veterans become re-acclimated to life at home.
Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors, The Huffington Post — 02/20/15
Veterans who participated in outdoor recreation activities - especially those that involved physical challenge, camaraderie, and achievement – [are] more likely to report improvements in psychological well being, social functioning, and outlook on life.
Orange County Community Foundation Releases Report Finding Major Barriers for Orange County Veterans Returning to Civilian Life, BioSpace — 02/20/15
The Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) released groundbreaking data today from a first-ever study finding that military veterans coming home to Orange County are significantly under prepared for civilian life.
Bush Institute summit focuses on veterans’ struggles to re-enter daily life, The Dallas Morning News — 02/19/15
The [Bush] Institute on Wednesday released a report on how nonprofits can improve their understanding of veterans in order to help them reintegrate into life as civilians.
Veterans' therapy goes to the dogs, CBS News — 02/19/15
Warrior Canine Connection pairs military veterans with service dogs, using puppy training as part of a physical and psychological therapy program for veterans.
Getting In Tune: MusiCorps Arrives At The College, The Flat Hat — 02/18/15
A new therapeutic music program called MusiCorp is offered at the College of William and Mary for local veterans.