- coping with stress
- combat stress
- preparing for deployment
- total force fitness
- veterans benefits
- military transition
- suicide prevention
- resources for leadership
- substance abuse
- psychological health
- get involved
- thanking service members
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
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.
R4 Alliance Marches Forward for Veteran Advocacy with the Patriots Parade Initiative, BioPortfolio — 11/14/14
“R4 Alliance is focused on bringing the ‘best of the best’ in community and therapeutic recreational services together,” says Executive Director Chuck Steele, “in a collaborative effort to provide excellence in research, education, and continuum of care for Our Military Family.”
Marine pleads for action on veterans and suicide, USA Today — 11/13/14
A Marine veteran who lost 20 members of his battalion in Afghanistan is searching for answers and searching for help after losing 20 more to suicide after they came home.
Manage Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In College, The Huffington Post — 11/13/14
Students with PTSD might not struggle in college, but some of the symptoms of the condition can make it difficult to integrate academically and socially into the campus community.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Awards $2 Million in New Grants to Help Veterans and their Families Transition from Military to Civilian Life, Pharmacy Times — 11/12/14
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation today marked Veterans Day by announcing more than $2 million in new grants to support three leading programs that help post-9/11 veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life.
Breathing Meditation Is a Powerful Ally for Veterans With PTSD, The Huffington Post — 11/12/14
Meditation and breathing exercises can help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Combat veterans find solace in hunting, USA Today — 11/10/14
Hunting helps them. It's helped a lot of combat veterans coming back home, and it's why a growing number of organizations are taking veterans out to hunt, including Perkins' nonprofit, Heroes Hunting.
Special report: How arts help vets cope, U-T San Diego — 11/10/14
Military veterans in San Diego County are finding that painting, dance, music and other forms of creative expression help them deal with the wounds they have brought home from war.
STAR Unit offers support for military members with PTS, WBTV — 11/07/14
Garden Park's new [medical] center is called the STAR unit, which stands for Stress, Trauma, Addiction and Recovery. And it's the recovery part that is everyone's final goal.