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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Through her eyes, The Commerce Journal — 03/07/2014
According to the National Institutes of Health’s publication Medicine Plus, approximately 11 percent of returning soldiers from Afghanistan developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Continuing Education Now Available for DCoE Webinar Series, Black Anthem — 03/07/2014
Effective March 2014, continuing education credit is again available for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) semi-monthly webinar series.
Military Dads May Have to Relearn Parenting Skills, PsychCentral — 03/06/2014
Return from active duty is a big adjustment for military parents. So much so that some fathers may need to learn how to reconnect with children who may not remember them.
"Serving Those Who Serve" Supports Mental Health Awareness And Stigma Elimination In San Diego's Military Community, BioPortfolio — 03/06/2014
The San Diego military community joined local mental health advocates last night for "Serving Those Who Serve," an event designed to break down the barriers that prevent service members and veterans from seeking mental health services, specifically the stigma associated with mental illness.
Emerging training program provides career opportunities, companions for vets, The Modesto Bee — 03/05/2014
The newly established training program, which begins the first week in April, will serve a dual purpose of helping people become dog trainers while also producing service animals.
Music Therapy and Military Populations: An Update, Huffington Post — 03/05/2014
Music therapy services are an integral part of care delivered in military treatment facilities and VA medical centers throughout the US.
Art Therapy helping local veterans, WTHITV10.com — 03/04/2014
Through relaxation, and self expression they hope the healing power of art brings comfort to those suffering from health issues like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Therapy horses help put traumas out to pasture, news-journalonline.com — 03/04/2014
As intuitive and social creatures, horses are becoming the work animals of therapy, providing support for those dealing with everything from anger to eating disorders to post-traumatic stress, according to therapists and psychologists.
Marines confront stigma of post-traumatic stress, Marine Corps Times — 03/03/2014
Save A Warrior is led by former Army Capt. Jake Clark. Troubled by the extraordinarily high military suicide rates after 9/11, Clark wanted to offer struggling veterans an alternative to taking their own lives or popping pills.
Army vet's cross-country bike ride to highlight veterans' needs, Stars and Stripes — 03/03/2014
A Six Mile, S.C., native will ride his bicycle coast to coast this spring to raise awareness of veterans’ issues.
Guard Your Health Puts a Twist on the Typical New Year’s Resolution to Help Soldiers Set Goals That Stick, Guard Your Health website — 03/01/2014
Guard Your Health will launch the Small Steps to a Healthier You (Small Steps) challenge on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in an effort to help Army National Guard Soldiers and their families create long-term healthy habits by making small changes in their daily routines.
Music helps local veterans mend, Chicago Now — 02/28/2014
Music can do many things. It lets people express creativity and emotions and can transport the listener to a different time or place. Now, the power of music has been harnessed to help veterans recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In the face of PTSD, we all have roles to play, azdailysun.com — 02/28/2014
The suicide death of former Marine Lance Davison is a tragedy that resonates far beyond his immediate family. It is a wake-up call to the rest of us that the terrible toll of war comes home with discharged soldiers, even those with no outward symptoms.
Suicide prevention efforts rise, Air Force Link — 02/27/2014
According to Department of Defense records, military suicide rates began rising in 2005, plateaued in 2012 and began decreasing in 2013, due in part to the alleviation of stigma attached to behavioral health clinics, implementation of new methods of leadership training and increased access to treatment resources.
Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment, Aetna InteliHealth — 02/27/2014
The stigma often associated with mental illness prevents many people from getting the care they need, new research shows.