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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Bond between veteran, stable owner forms new program, WBNG — 04/18/2014
The gentle movement of a horse's stride and fresh air can be relaxing and therapeutic, making it a healing activity for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries.
Man's Best Friend Helps Traumatized Veterans Heal, livescience — 04/18/2014
When U.S. Navy hospital corpsman Marshall Peters returned from a tour of duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2010, he couldn't sleep. He felt depressed and anxious, and hated being around crowds or loud noises. Like many veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, Peters was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Out of the darkness and into the light, Bullard Banner News — 04/17/2014
Upon his arrival home, Collett began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental disorder triggered by a disturbing outside event. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates PTSD afflicts 31 percent of Vietnam veterans.
Yoga helps build resilience for returning Louisiana Guard members and families, National Guard — 04/17/2014
Introductory yoga became an elective course offering at Louisiana National Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration events beginning in 2012 and has quickly become a popular choice for Guard members and their family members.
Four legged animals helping wounded warriors, CarolinaLive — 04/16/2014
Bethlehem Therapeutic Riding Stables is now home to a wounded warrior therapy program.
PTSD and war's effects on veterans can take a heavy toll on families, Newsday — 04/16/2014
Although veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional problems can get psychotherapy or mood-altering drug treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs, families troubled by a loved one's war-related problems often don't know where to turn.
Local veteran opens up about struggles with PTSD, Journal News — 04/15/2014
Mental health experts say therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have a 70 percent success rate, if the sufferer wants to get better.
Local PTSD veteran support grows, WCBD — 04/15/2014
Counselors here in the Low Country say that they are seeing an increase in older veterans from wars like Vietnam coming forward, they say that's why they've open a second location at the Red Cross in North Charleston.
Anonymous online counseling for vets shows early success, Military Times — 04/14/2014
Last year, nearly 9 million veterans — roughly 40 percent of the U.S. veteran population — used some type of VA health service. But officials believe that even more could benefit, especially in the realm of mental health.
Financial readiness can be a challenge for soldiers, StarTribune — 04/14/2014
Finances are one of the top five concerns for military members. But it’s also one of the easiest to mitigate as it affects security clearance, said Capt. Ron Jarvi, Resilience Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention program manager in the National Guard in Cottage Grove.
Outreach assistance, Fort Hood Sentinel — 04/11/2014
A behavioral health hotline has been established for anyone who has been affected by the April 2 shooting incident at Fort Hood and who requires assistance locating behavioral health assistance at Fort Hood or in the surrounding communities.
THE VETERANS CRISIS LINE OFFERS SUPPORT 24/7, VFW — 04/11/2014
It can be difficult for family members and friends to reach out when they see a veteran in crisis or going through a challenging time, but asking the hard questions is often the first step toward getting veterans the support they need.
New Program Aids Suicide Prevention, Intervention, dcmilitary.com — 04/10/2014
Marine commanders have a new tool to help ensure servicemembers who struggle with suicide receive needed follow-on treatment and access to resources.
When Vets Come Home: 5 Things You Should Say (and 5 Things You Shouldn’t), NationSwell — 04/10/2014
If you’ve ever stopped or stuttered midsentence when talking to a vet recently home from war, you wouldn’t be alone. Not knowing what to say to returning soldiers is a common struggle says Mike Liguori, a former Marine who served during the Iraq War and is now director of community at Unite US, an online platform that connects current and former military members and their families.
'Better' PTSD treatment, 13 WHAM — 04/09/2014
Tuesday, Dr. Peter Ziarnowski and several other PTSD experts held a conference at Monroe Community Hospital to explain what are known as “evidence based” treatment options for PTSD to area social workers.