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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Space Coast Harley-Davidson Presents New Bike To Veteran, SpaceCoastDaily.com — 03/30/15
As part of the new partnership, Harley-Davidson will collaborate with Wounded Warrior Project to develop a program geared toward helping more veterans experience the positive benefits of the open road. Peer-to-peer activities, like motorcycle riding, have been known to provide positive therapeutic benefits for PTSD.
Cortez couple taking donkeys on road to support veterans, Lexington-Herald Leader — 03/30/15
A Cortez couple battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [from military combat missions] is planning a therapeutic and educational tour of Western Colorado with their three donkeys. Wolf and Rachel Karneffel will soon embark on "Donkey Trek 2015 — Trekking for Troops," a combined mission advocating for working donkeys and support for war veterans.
Team RWB keeps veterans fit and in touch, Newsday — 03/27/15
Team Red, White, and Blue's regular runs and fitness activities have helped veterans restore their conditioning, which in turn has helped them better manage the stress of readjustment.
Heisman Trophy winner reaches out to service members, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 03/27/15
Herschel Walker, a professional athlete and Heisman Trophy winner, is the national spokesman for the Patriot Support Program of the Universal Health Services. In this role, he provides emotional and motivational support to service members, veterans and military families by conducting public speaking engagements at military installations nationwide. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a top contender when it comes to military members.
Six veterans graduate 'Paws for Patriots' program, start new lives paired with service dogs, The Gun Writer — 03/26/15
Six veterans completed Southeastern Guide Dogs’ 12-day, on-campus Service Dog training course with their carefully matched canines and will be going home with new tools to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Wounded warriors enjoy thrill of skiing at four top NH resorts, New Hampshire Union Leader — 03/26/15
Wounded warriors and their families came to New Hampshire to participate in the annual Warfighter Sports Ski Snowboard Event at Bretton Woods, Loon, Waterville Valley and Cannon Mountain. Nearly all of them [wounded warriors] suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Covelli Enterprises Brings Emerging Veterans Coping Workshop to Columbus With $55,000 Donation, TownHallFinance.com — 03/25/15
Project Welcome Home Troops' workshops involve using practical breath-based tools to decrease the stress, anxiety and sleep problems commonly experienced by veterans and service members, including those with PTSD.
Vet looks to turn Marines-taught cleaning skills into day jobs for comrades, Stars and Stripes — 03/25/15
Aaron White, who served in the Marines from 2005-2009, including two tours in Iraq, has started a cleaning service that will employ veterans, capitalizing on their cleaning and handyman skills. It is the individuals with PTSD that White especially worries about. Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide, statistics show. White hopes that by putting them to work, it will keep their minds occupied with positive thoughts.
Another big step forward: K9s for Warriors readies for move to newest location, The Florida Times Union — 03/24/15
The new K9s for Warriors facility hopes to decrease the charity organization's year-long waiting list by more than doubling the number of veterans it can assist each month. The charity trains service dogs for military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries — at no cost to the veteran.
Flags planted every hour to raise awareness for military suicide, Delaware Online — 03/24/15
Over the course of the 441 hours of basketball games that make up the NCAA March Madness tournament, 441 American flags will be planted in front of the PTSD Foundation of America's Camp Hope in Northwest Houston to draw attention to the unsolved epidemic of military suicides.
Non-profit combines love of helping with love of horses, The Tennessean — 03/23/15
Let's Saddle Up provides equine-assisted activities and therapies for those in need. The Eagles program is for veterans suffering from PTSD and it's offered free of charge.
Fund for wounded soldiers helps vet who helps others, Delaware Online — 03/23/15
The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that helps Michigan veterans unable to work because of injuries suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
Radio Theater Examines Veterans' Issues Through Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Shares Proceeds with USO, SF Gate — 03/20/15
Lean and Hungry Theater’s next production, an abridged version of Shakespeare’s Othello, will focus on the impact of war and post-traumatic stress on individual military service members, as seen in the actions of several characters in the play.
Program teaches veterans with PTSD how to care for horses, Albuquerque Journal — 03/20/15
Horses for Heroes is a nonprofit organization aimed at giving veterans an opportunity to learn horsemanship. The program is free and open to active-duty military members and veterans, especially those suffering from PTSD, combat trauma or physical injuries.
Sanderson Ford to host Detroit Muscle Auto Show, The Glendale Star — 03/19/15
Proceeds from the Detroit Muscle Auto Show will benefit Soldier’s Best Friend, a not-for-profit charity that provides service and therapy dogs to U.S. veterans living with PTSD.