Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • ‘Wounded Warriors’ take their fight to athletic events at JBLM, Yakima Herald — 08/27/2015

    “Wounded Warrior Care” camp is part of a nationwide program that helps Veterans and military members with injuries or illnesses overcome physical and mental hurdles to make gains outside of duty.

  • K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc. Wins Grant Award, Marketplace — 08/27/2015

    K9 Partners for Patriots has received a grant from The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, allowing continued help for veterans diagnosed with service related PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and/or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) through service dog training.

  • Hero Helpers Boots and Strings Festival Returns for Second Year, Foxborough Patch — 08/26/2015

    Hero Helpers of America and Ernie Boch’s Music Drives Us are back for their second annual music festival to benefit programs for veterans with PTSD.

  • American warriors find path to healing and hope on Colorado River trip, Grand Canyon News — 08/26/2015

    Canyon Heroes hosted a Colorado River trip to help veterans find emotional healing from the psychological effects of war.

  • Yoga for veterans: Relaxed body, calm mind, feelings of peace, Sangre de Cristo Chronicle — 08/25/2015

    Those who practice yoga on a regular basis often experience better sleep and less anxiety. Everyone can enjoy these benefits, but they are particularly helpful for people who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) like military veterans.

  • Local group holds event to raise awareness about veteran suicide, Herald-Standard — 08/25/2015

    The national nonprofit organization, Active Heroes, hosted its first annual “WOD (workout of the day) to End Veteran Suicide” event. The event was meaningful for people with PTSD.

  • New veterans gym gets strong lift from fellow athletes, Quad-City Times — 08/24/2015

    Counterstrike Fitness is a free gym designed to help veterans combat post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • S.A. site of national retreat for caregivers of veterans, My SA — 08/24/2015

    Designed to provide assistance to military families affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, a three-day national conference for caregivers of troops kicked off Friday, organized by the nonprofit Operation Homefront.

  • First-ever PTSD event is Saturday, Daily Globe — 08/21/2015

    An event to benefit a project that supports military veterans and their families affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will take place Saturday.

  • Corpsman recalls unit's Iraq deployment 10 years later, Navy Times — 08/21/2015

    The Lima Company, a Marine Reserve unit in the Iraq War, held it's 10-year reunion Aug. 15-16. About 30 percent of the unit received a PTSD diagnosis.

  • Community workout to raise funds to help prevent suicide in veterans, Stars and Stripes — 08/20/2015

    Active Heroes is a nonprofit organization that connects active-duty personnel, veterans and their families with the physical and mental therapy, community outreach and reintegration programs to avert the trigger points or stressors often associated with military suicide.

  • Veterans' Outdoor Therapy Program Receives Donated Winnebago, Bloomberg Business — 08/20/2015

    Warrior Expeditions provides combat veterans, including those with PTSD, the opportunity to transition from their wartime experiences in the solitude of nature while in the company of other veterans who understand how difficult reintegrating into civilian life can be.

  • Meditation helping mitigate effects of PTSD on veterans, Houston Chronicle — 08/19/2015

    Meditation can be used as a PTSD therapy because meditation is a mental exercise during which the individual attempts to clear the mind by focusing on one thing, usually breath or a repeated phrase, or by letting thoughts drift through the mind without judging them as good or bad.

  • Soldier Show makes stop at Fort Benning, Bayonet & Saber — 08/19/2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show,"We Serve," explored what it means to serve, both in and out of uniform, during two performances Aug. 15 in Marshall Auditorium. Topics included PTSD.

  • Why Aren’t You Sleeping Well, And How Do You Fix It?, DoD Live — 08/18/2015

    Active-duty service members are used to feeling a surge of adrenaline. Many people are able to dial down those surges when there are no immediate threats, but a lot of PTSD sufferers can’t, even while sleeping.

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