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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
A sister's legacy honored through service dog program aimed to help veterans, The Virginia-Pilot — 6/24/2016
Linda McAbee is the founder of Hampton Roads Hounds for Heroes’ founder, the nonprofit trains shelter dogs to become service animals for veterans who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
From the community: Triton Supports Vets by Hosting State Task Force Hearing, Chicago Tribune — 6/24/2016
The Illinois Task Force on Veterans' Suicide held a series of hearings throughout the state this spring, focusing on issues veterans face including mental health, employment and availability of support networks.
STEP BY STEP Walkers seek to assist military families, soldiers, Salina Journal — 6/23/2016
Walkers Kevin Winton and David Roth have a mission to raise $3.6 million to fund a House of Healing and PTSD center for military families as they walk about 30 miles a day.
Veterans Use Battlefield Experiences to Build Businesses, New York Times — 6/23/2016
Veterans are adapting tools and strategies they learned during their service for civilian applications, and some have been inspired to start companies to address problems they witnessed on the battlefield.
Cadets run from NYC to Miami to help bridge military-civilian divide, Navy Times — 6/22/2016
A squad of long-distance military runners are on a cross-country campaign to help teach civilians how to interact better with veterans, following a 22 day timeline as a way to call attention the 22 veterans who kill themselves every day.
At Holiday nonprofit, alternative therapies help veterans overcome traumas, Tampa Bay Times — 6/22/2016
At Veterans Alternative, veterans and their families learn how to use yoga as a way to turn PTSD into "post-traumatic growth."
Army veteran brings paddleboard journey to Virginia Beach to raise money to help other vets, The Virginian-Pilot — 6/21/2016
Collins, a former special operator in the Army, is trying to raise awareness of veteran suicides, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
VA Brings Mental Health Support Closer To Home For Rural Veterans, The Bay City Tribune — 6/21/2016
VA is expanding access to mental health services, especially in rural areas where fewer clinicians practice, including support for rural community programs that raise awareness of veterans’ mental health needs.
Stately horses rescued to give ailing vets hope, Arkansas Online — 6/20/2016
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, helping treat his post-traumatic stress disorder.
Combat veterans find solace at meet and greet, Stars and Stripes — 6/20/2016
Combat Wounded Veterans of South Mississippi, held its second annual meet-and-greet at Beach Park, where about 30 veterans and their families discussed PTSD and reintegrating into civilian society.
Veterans Reining In PTSD, Mental Health Issues With Horseback Riding, CBS Boston — 06/17/2016
An innovative program is using horses to help veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues. Held at Ironestone Farm, it has helped hundreds of veterans since its inception in 2013 by teaching them to horseback ride.
Dogs As Therapy: Breaking Down Barriers, Hartford Courant — 06/17/2016
Alice Quinn, program director for Bright and Beautiful, runs the Faithful Friends Service Dog Foundation, through which she trains dogs for veterans needing mobility assistance and PTSD support.
PTSD Awareness Month, Officer.com — 6/16/2016
In 2010 Congress named June 27th PTSD Awareness Day, and in 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness.
Dryden native takes aim in fight against PTSD, Ithaca Journal — 6/16/2016
Air Force service member Justin Lee and his wife in 2015 started their own nonprofit, Project Unbreakable, to encourage discussions about mental health in the military.
Program connects veterans, shelter dogs, The Gazette — 6/15/2016
Chambers, a Marine Corps veteran, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, was able to get his new companion for free, thanks to the program, dubbed “Pets for Vets”.