Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Fishing outing gives N.C. veteran a step in right direction, Stars and Stripes — 10/20/2014

    Michael Richardson, veteran of the U.S. Army, was one of more than 200 people participating in the inaugural fishing outing hosted by Operation North State, a statewide organization that aids veterans through various programs and events. The all-day extravaganza featured a relaxing environment for veterans, many of whom struggle to feel that on a daily basis.

  • Dogs help heal veterans' wounds, Stars and Stripes — 10/20/2014

    The service dogs are assigned to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Named after fallen troops, the dogs are trained to interrupt nightmares and tamp down daytime panic attacks.

  • Yoga helps war veterans get a handle on their PTSD, The Washington Post — 10/17/2014

    In a new study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, researchers say that yoga can be used to bring better mental balance.

  • 7 Way to Help Military Kids Cope with Separation, San Diego Family — 10/17/2014

    The Real Warriors Campaign provides tips and resources to help families stay connected and ease the period of separation for the child.

  • Sophia the shepherd gives Iraq vet a chance at a normal life, Tampa Bay Times — 10/16/2014

    The animals [from Partners to Patriots] are trained to redirect a veteran's focus when they sense the anxiety or agitation common in those who suffer from PTSD.

  • Army captain with terminal cancer spreads word about suicide prevention at benefit ATV event, Bangor Daily News — 10/16/2014

    The story of Army Capt. Justin Fitch, who is fighting terminal colon cancer and for the lives of others in uniform by advocating for suicide prevention, spurred local retired Navy Corpsman Shawn Goodwin to take action.

  • North County veteran joins bike ride for rehab programs, U-T San Diego — 10/15/2014

    Oceanside resident Jamie Rihn, a Marine veteran, participated in UnitedHealthcare’s 465-mile, weeklong Ride 2 Recovery Challenge from Sunnyvale to Los Angleles to help raise funds for injured-veterans programs.

  • Kevlar for the Mind: Guided imagery may reduce anxiety, MilitaryTimes — 10/15/2014

    Guided imagery - the use of scripts, tapes or your own thoughts to guide your imagination to a relaxed and calm state - is a simple yet effective way to manage a variety of negative emotions.

  • Cal State Long Beach named military-friendly school, Press-Telegram — 10/14/2014

    The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are reaching out to veterans and their families, and helping them transfer into civilian life and succeed on campus.

  • Counselors see surge of Fort Campbell war vets, The Leaf-Chronicle — 10/13/2014

    Clarksville’s SAFE [Soldiers and Families Embraced] harbor for soldiers, veterans and families experiencing its own surge

  • Former Soldier shares story of despair to inspire, give hope, Leesville Daily Leader — 10/09/2014

    Now a motivational speaker, Andrew O’Brien travels the world to visit with Soldiers from all U.S. military branches and share his message of hope and the need for military members to take mental health issues seriously.

  • Dallas Psychotherapist Launches New Product to Help Veterans with PTSD, Stress, Pain and Sleep, BioPortfolio — 10/09/2014

    'AT EASE', a newly developed audio of relaxation routines provided on a self-contained listening device, is designed to help service members remain calm and focused on deployment and to help ease the stresses upon returning home.

  • Peak Performance Center creates safe spaces for cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy — 10/08/2014

    The [Peak Performance Center] is modeled after college counseling centers, said Capt. Heather Morris, one of the center's clinical psychologists. It supplements the mental health and family advocacy services available through the 10th Medical Group but also offers a greater degree of confidentiality.

  • New study finds veterans struggle in transition to civilian life, Commercial Appeal — 10/08/2014

    The circumstances service members face upon leaving the military are, to say the least, very bleak.

  • Two student veterans share PTSD struggles, The Horizon — 10/07/2014

    PTSD isn’t experienced the same by all those who suffer from it. Every trauma, every trigger and even the way someone perceives the trauma is unique to that individual. That also means that treatments must be personalized.

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