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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Connecticut veteran with PTSD finds purpose in helping fellow vets, Stars and Stripes — 05/27/2015
Former U.S. Army Capt. Justin Nash, who has PTSD, and his brother founded ‘Till Duty is Done (TDID), an organization that seeks to help returning veterans by providing them a slice of the rigid armed forces lifestyle that had vanished so suddenly upon their discharge.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/military-veterans-increasingly-treat-ptsd-with-yoga-meditation/, CBS This Morning — 05/27/2015
Air Force veteran Chris Eder's two tours of duty in Iraq included some near-death experiences. When he came home, he was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Eder said the only thing that keeps "the bear" at bay, is yoga.
Ala. company training dogs to help veterans, The Tennessean — 05/22/2015
iK9 is training PTSD service and emotional support dogs. Service dogs learn five tasks aimed at facilitating veterans with PTSD.
Disabled veterans discover ‘Hope’ through golf program, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 05/22/2015
Being confined to a wheelchair, not being able to get around without the use of a walker, or struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder is a harsh reality many disabled veterans face every day. Through the Professional Golfers’ Association of America Hope Program, disabled veterans are able to regain a part of what they had lost.
Memorial Day Celebration to Honor Local Army Veteran, My SA — 05/21/2015
Hope For The Warriors® is pleased to attend a Memorial Day celebration in honor of a local Texas Army veteran and his family. After 23 years in the Army, Staff Sgt. Floyd Peters, USA (Ret.), is now medically retired from the military and diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Therapy through filmmaking, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 05/21/2015
Through a four-day class, known as the I Was There film workshop, service members had the opportunity to learn to express themselves by creating a video using their personal experiences. Some of the experiences may include the normal everyday stresses of work or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a deployment.
3 Ways to Connect With Fellow Veterans as an Online Student, U.S. News & World Report — 05/20/2015
Online bachelor's students with military backgrounds can find peers with similar experiences by joining virtual clubs, including clubs for those with PTSD.
How Sophie, a 120-pound German Shepherd, helps an Oklahoma veteran find peace, News OK — 5/20/2015
Edward Shepherd was back after almost five years at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his mind wasn’t well. The 31-year-old Air Force veteran was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and he needed help. That’s when he met a service dog, Sophie.
For veterans, yoga class at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center brings peace of mind, News OK — 05/19/2015
About 60 veterans have taken a class at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center that many have said has helped them better control their PTSD symptoms.
Fundraiser to help Marine open gym for veterans, U-T San Diego — 05/19/2015
A Camp Pendleton Marine veteran is working on opening a gym to help his comrades, especially those with injuries, including PTSD.
Wash U graduate copes with PTSD through service, St. Louis Post-Dispatch — 05/18/2015
Mike Pereira said he feels lucky because he found a way to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, while many of his military friends did not. “What I found was that service, doing something for others, helping the people who need help, was the most beneficial route for me."
Soldiering on, with help from man’s best friend, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 05/18/2015
Master Sgt. Lyle Babcock is a combat veteran who’s served more than 30 years in the Army. He also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Fortunately, he has help from a four-legged friend.
How Dogs Are Giving Veterans a Reason to Live, TIME — 05/15/2015
Phil Ruddock is assisting other veterans afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan the same way he survived his night terrors and flashbacks — with service dogs.
'Steel Will': Iraq war veteran shares story of loss, resilience, Military News — 05/15/2015
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris visited Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to inspire veterans, wounded warriors and other groups around the country, as well as raise awareness about PTSD.
S. Burlington Vet Center offers free programs, Burlington Free Press — 05/14/2015
The South Burlington Vet Center is opening its doors to veterans and their families for two new groups. The center will have information and support for group members and give them info about PTSD, military life, life after deployment and anything else the family might be dealing with.