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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
The Best Kept Secret to Exceptional Resilience, Psychology Today — 4/29/2016
Research with veterans shows yoga is a powerful tool that can be used for resilience and treating PTSD.
Service Dog, Woodbridge Patch — 4/28/2016
Sgt. Shaun O'Brien suffered a traumatic brain injury after a rocket blast in Afghanistan. Now, a service dog helps him get through each day.
TCC student creates run to bring awareness to veteran suicide, Tulsa World — 4/28/2016
Tulsa Community College student and Marine Corps veteran Megan Lowry has created a two-mile run to honor her father and bring awareness to veteran suicide.
Wounded Veterans and Guests Go Greek for Dinner, Reuters — 4/27/2016
The WWP Alumni program creates support through shared experiences and brings injured veterans together to build camaraderie. By bonding through events and programs, wounded veterans learn they are not alone.
Could This Secret Weapon Help Every Veteran Recover From Trauma?, Top Dog Tips — 4/27/2016
Therapy dogs have been shown to help humans with all different types of struggles – physical, mental and emotional. Many organizations are helping pair veterans who have PTSD with rescue dogs
Grieving military family surprised with therapy dog, KARE 11 — 4/26/2016
Shelby Moore struggles with depression, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) says her service dog Max is the best thing that’s happened in her life.
American Warrior Initiative launches #AWI22Challenge campaign to provide service dogs for U.S. Veterans , Bloomberg News — 4/26/2016
In an effort to support programs that work to address veteran suicide, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation's nonprofit American Warrior Initiative (AWI) started the 22 For Warriors Campaign: #AWI22Challenge.
Upstate vets walk 22 miles to raise awareness of suicide, The State — 4/25/2016
The walk from Landrum to Greer was part of a national movement called #Mission22 that seeks to raise awareness about suicides among vets with PTSD.
Bringing Out the Dogs, Roll Call — 4/25/2016
Army veteran Stefan LeRoy shared his story last week with the Military Veterans Caucus to show the benefit of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress.
Smoky Mountain MCO, State DMVA Launch New Mental Health Initiative for WNC Vets, HC Press — 4/22/2016
The N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and Smoky Mountain MCO (Smoky) public managed health care organization are teaming up on a new mental health initiative for veterans and their families in six western N.C. counties.
‘Buddy Check on 22!’ Veterans Use Social Media to Fight Suicide, New York Times — 4/22/2016
Buddy Check 22 Facebook groups are becoming a “big lifeline” for veterans to share stories of combat, and keep track of members psychological health.
How art therapy helps a Georgia veteran with PTSD, Atlanta — 4/21/2016
Jason Smith is among veterans using art therapy and creative pursuits to help service members suffering from traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.
Stryker Sponsors Service Dogs for Veterans Living with the Invisible Wounds of Wars Through New Collaboration with K9s For Warriors, Reuters — 4/21/2016
Stryker Orthopaedics, is collaborating with K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of post-9/11 military service.
Area couple establishes foundation to assist PTSD sufferers, The State Journal Registrar — 4/20/2016
Chad and Melissa Robbins have started a nonprofit organization called Resilient Hearts Foundation to help veterans like Chad that suffer from PTSD after their service in the military.
Group connects resources for suicide prevention, The Columbia County News Times — 4/20/2016
Natalie’s Light is trying reduce suicides in communities, and among veterans, focusing on the positive impact of making connections in a community.