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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Local veteran puts on Gala for Warrior Camp, UnionLeader.com — 07/22/2014
Saturday night’s Warrior Camp Gala at the Shattuck Golf Club raised about $10,000 to support the treatment of active military members and veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Phoenix vets find relief from PTSD in yoga, other therapy, AZ — 07/22/2014
Terros, a Phoenix behavioral-health organization, began its pilot program for Advancing Heroes on Feb. 4. The 12-week program provided a dozen veterans treatment through alternative therapies, including yoga, acupuncture, art therapy and equine therapy.
Hawaii surveying female veterans statewide, My San Antonio — 07/21/2014
The Hawaii Office of Veterans Services is surveying women veterans to determine how to better meet their needs. Hawaii female veterans' task force recently concluded female veterans suffer from high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Chiropractic and Acupuncture offers more than stress relief, Bloomsburg Businessweek — 07/21/2014
Special services, provided at Avon Chiropractic and Acupuncture, are proving to be effective as acupuncture quickly becomes a popular option for veterans returning home with severe post-traumatic stress and other disorders.
New Data on Lone Survivor Foundation’s Retreat Program Show Significantly Reduced PTSD Effects for Post 9/11 Service Members, Veterans and Their Families, BioPortfolio — 07/18/2014
Unique healing retreats bring together proven psycho education work, EAGALA equine-assisted sessions with Accelerated Resolution Therapy to produce strong clinical results.
Run At Fenway Park Will Benefit Post 9/11 Veterans And Families, WAMC — 07/18/2014
Money raised from a run this weekend in Boston will benefit an organization that cares for post-9/11 veterans and their families. The fifth annual Run to Home Base takes place this Saturday in Boston.
BR General PTSD program hoping to help those who help us, The Advocate — 07/17/2014
This spring, the Baton Rouge General Behavioral Wellness Center began Welcome Home, a program to treat PTSD experienced by service members and first responders.
Equine therapy used to treat secondary PTSD, Fort Hood Sentinel — 07/17/2014
At Star Healing With Horses Ranch, the therapists use a different kind of equine therapy where they are predominantly on the ground with the horses. In addition, the horses are unbroken to preserve the full spirit of the horse. SHWH aims to share the happiness of animals with the service members and military families of Fort Hood.
Sabadosa: American Legion can use your support, Southtown Star — 07/16/2014
The American Legion is a chartered organization providing financial, social and emotional support to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their dependents. Since its establishment in 1919, the Legion has become one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America by fighting for and gaining hundreds of benefits for veterans.
Music serves as therapy for Huntington veterans, Charleston Daily Mail — 07/16/2014
Veterans at the Huntington VA Medical Center are receiving a unique treatment through the use of music therapy taught by a Marshall University senior. Through the national organization Guitar for Vets (G4V), Jonathan Thorne, 23 and a guitar music education major, teaches private and group guitar lessons to veterans in the Huntington area.
Therapy dog to help Marine keep demons of war at bay, Stars and Stripes — 07/15/2014
Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, A.J. Courteau, is aided by a therapy dog in his road to recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder. Many of the dogs raised and trained at DuckHill Kennels will someday serve active military duty overseas or work in bomb and weapons detection in the United States.
New Real Warriors Campaign Profile: Marine 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval Shares Story of Strength, AZCentral.com — 07/15/2014
Experiencing psychological stress as a result of life transitions, deployment or other long-term separations can be common in military life. This stress can impact a service member's personal relationships, physical fitness routines and overall psychological health. The newest Real Warriors Campaign profile, 1st Sgt.Simon Sandoval knows firsthand that it is difficult to cope with these stressors alone.
Veterans Journal: Financial groups help service members returning to civilian life, Providence Journal — 07/14/2014
A diverse group of financial organizations announced last month the formation of a new coalition, VeteransFinancialCoalition.com, to serve the needs and unique financial challenges military veterans face when returning to civilian life, such as finding a job or facing a prolonged period of unemployment.
Nova study to check if yoga helps veterans with PTSD, Sun Sentinel — 07/14/2014
A study at Nova Southeastern University is set to examine whether yoga can help a hard-to-reach group: military veterans who have suffered from war's traumas.
Heroes Project: Group seeks to help disabled vets, Tyler Morning Telegraph — 07/11/2014
The Dallas-based Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to help honorably discharged, disabled veterans with fitness and wellness, invites eligible East Texans to pursue its services. The Heroes Project provides former military members with in-home physical fitness or workout equipment.