Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Thousands turn out at Fenway Park to support veterans, The Boston Globe — 07/27/2015

    The sixth annual Run to Home Base run raised more than $1.5 million for the Home Base Program, which helps veterans handle post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Wounded vets take on Keys' coral challenge, USA Today — 07/27/2015

    The Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, a group founded to improve the lives of wounded and injured veterans through outdoor activities, teamed up with Mote Marine Laboratory’s ongoing coral restoration project.

  • Veteran and service dog are best friends, Palm Beach Post — 07/24/2015

    Army Iraq veteran, Cpl. Derek Butler, was given a pit bull about four months ago by dog rescue and veterans organization. Butler has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and is unable to work.

  • Veteran's story of his 'invisible wounds' to be made into movie in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — 07/24/2015

    When Army Chaplain David Peters returned from active duty in Iraq nine years ago, he discovered that even though he no longer was living in the chaos of war, the battle within was just beginning. He joined a writing program and eventually wrote a book that was published by a veteran who started a publishing company as a way to help veterans with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.

  • The final mission: Green Beret with Jeffersonville connections teams up with fellow soldier on cross-country bike ride, News and Tribune — 07/23/2015

    Two Special Forces Soldiers are preparing to embark on a 4,600-mile, bicycle journey across the United States from August to November to raise awareness and funds for army special operations soldiers suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

  • Ellis County program uses ‘horse sense’ to help veterans, Daily Light — 07/23/2015

    Four veterans are participating in the Boots of Honor program at Paws for Reflection Ranch to help work through a range of different concerns, including PTSD, that are holding them back from living life to the fullest.

  • Soldier, combat dog share PTSD diagnosis, road to recovery, U.S. Army — 07/22/2015

    When they returned to Colorado, retired Staff Sgt. Matthew Bessler said he didn't yet recognize the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder on either himself or his four-legged partner. He didn't recognize the effects of PTSD on their performance.

  • Love Our Vets-PTSD Family Support, Christian Post Blog — 07/22/2015

    PTSD is rampant, and inevitably almost every counselor, therapist, ministry leader or anyone may at some point be sought out for help and support by a loved one of someone struggling with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The needs and cries of the spouses, family members and all other loved ones are intense and unique.

  • Former POW Jessica Lynch: PTSD hit me hard, News Channel 3 — 07/21/2014

    Jessica Lynch received hero status after she was wounded and captured in the Iraq War. She says that was overblown. Now, the West Virginia mother gives motivational talks while continuing to grapple with physical and mental wounds that remain 12 years later.

  • National Guard launches center for mental health needs, Miami Herald — 07/21/2015

    The Missouri National Guard's new Resiliency Center is intended to allow modern soldiers and their families to explore a different kind of frontier — their mental health.

  • VA Clinic opens on post, Bayonet & Saber — 07/15/2015

    As part of a resource sharing agreement between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Fort Benning, the recently renovated 19,000-square-feet clinic will improve access, quality and cost effectiveness of health care for about 13,000 veterans living in and near Columbus.

  • Former SEALS take to lake to help comrades, The Charlotte Observer — 07/15/2015

    Mooresville residents Mike Barber and Shannon Rusch will be part of a team of a half-dozen former Navy SEALs who plan to make a 12.4-mile swim across Lake Norman on July 24 to raise money for a national program aimed at preventing suicide among veterans.

  • Chester County walking 8,992 miles for disabled veterans, Mainline Media News — 07/14/2015

    Michael Roberts, an Army veteran who served tours in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, is a couple of thousand miles into a 8,992-mile walk across the country to raise awareness for disabled war veterans. Roberts suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Housing for heroes: Support from ‘a godsend’, Casa Grande Dispatch — 07/14/2015

    Housing for Heroes works with landlords who are willing to house veterans and their families so that vets can work on everything else — finding a job, earning a monthly income three times the rent and addressing education and mental health issues, including PTSD.

  • Veterans and civilians are helping one another in former police station, Los Angeles Times — 07/13/2015

    The newly opened training center — called the Warfighter Academy — is part indoor paintball facility, part mixed martial arts gym, and it offers civilians the chance to train in combat scenarios and other simulations, while helping veterans, including those with PTSD, adjust to life after the military.

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