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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Placing a face next to vets' stuggle with PTSD, Wicked Local — 10/25/2016
Don Sullivan broke his silence recently about his experience fighting atop Hamburger Hill in the Vietnam War and the post-traumatic stress disorder that he endured for years afterward.
Cross-country trek raising PTSD awareness, Chillicothe Gazette — 10/25/2016
David Dribble, Navy veteran started a walk on June 8 in Washington, D.C. that will eventually end in San Francisco, raising awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at every stop along the way.
Drop and Give Me 22!, NY Times — 10/24/2016
The 22 Push-Ups Challenge is a campaign formed to raise awareness of veteran suicide.
Army veteran walks 220 miles for veteran suicide awareness, Lexington Herald Leader — 10/24/2016
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Brian Moore walked his last mile of a solo, 220-mile journey across various trails in Virginia to bring awareness to an issue very close to his heart: suicide among veterans.
YogaFit for Warriors helps to foster greater healing, Inside Business — 10/21/2016
YogaFit, is offering a two-day workshop in Norfolk to train yoga teachers and those interested in learning how to understand trauma, PTSD and foster greater healing.
New program for veterans, first responders with PTSD being developed in B.C., CTV News — 10/21/2016
A program offering mental health treatment and a refuge for military personnel, veterans and first responders struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder is being developed in British Columbia's Interior.
Mount Dora martial-arts academy joins with nonprofit to help returning veterans readjust, Orlando Sentinel — 10/20/2016
Grappling Mastery, a Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial-arts academy, teamed up with We Defy Foundation to improve the lives of veterans suffering from life-disabling injuries and/or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Veterans recovering from PTSD regain trust through bonding with wild mustangs in Virginia, Stars and Stripes — 10/20/2016
At Mill Swamp, Warden is one of several military veterans who, week by week, work on recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder by participating in an equine-therapy program.
Canine therapy for vets injured in mind and body, Fayobserver — 10/19/2016
Retired Air Force Staff Sergeant, Ryan Garrison joined dozens at a graduation ceremony for service dogs who went through a rigorous, two-year training regimen to serve as companions for veterans overcoming the stress of combat.
Nature as treatment? Road to healing PTSD is Green, Wtop — 10/19/2016
The Green Road Project is a 2-acre woodland area on the Walter Reed National Military Medical campus, aimed to help wounded service members recover.
A Painted Vietnam Helicopter Is Providing PTSD Therapy for Veterans, The Creators Project — 10/18/2016
By painting and restoring the remains of a shot-down Huey that served as an air ambulance throughout the Vietnam War, Maloney has created a sculpture that aims to “bring attention to PTSD”.
Endurance For Veterans Car Show Focuses on PTSD, Hartford Courant — 10/18/2016
The first-ever Endurance for Veterans Car Show placed the focus on post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects scores of veterans returning from global battlefields.
Puerto Rican Vet Takes Pride in Military Service, Heritage, U.S. Department of Defense — 10/17/2016
Colon continues to care for veterans of all services through the American Legion in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Having post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury himself, he said he uses his knowledge of the Veterans Affairs system to help his fellow veterans.
Generations of PTSD: Veterans cope in different ways, San Francisco Gate — 10/17/2016
One in three returning troops are diagnosed with serious post-traumatic stress symptoms. A study from the National Comorbidity Survey showed that PTSD was significantly associated with suicidal ideation or attempt.
A Heroic Win-Win: Non-Profit Trains Shelter Dogs For Wounded, Struggling Veterans, People — 10/14/2016
Veterans who are struggling with rehabilitation as well as post-traumatic stress disorder are being helped tremendously with a program called Dog2DogTags.