Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by 'hunting for good stuff', Army.Mil — 08/22/2014

    Soldiers, civilians and spouses of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach took part in the CSF2 Executive Resilience and Performance Course at the Von Steuben Community Center, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • The last fight: transition from soldier to civilian, mySA — 08/22/2014

    The hard realities of going from what is essentially a military subculture to a more loosely organized and civilian main culture can be a physical and emotional shock.

  • Drone pilots suffer PTSD just like those in combat, LiveScience — 08/21/2014

    Although drone operators may be far from the battlefield, they can still develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study shows.

  • Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A Lifestyle and culture, U.S. Air Force — 08/21/2014

    Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices.

  • Vets 'get active, get healed' in athletic competition, Stars and Stripes — 08/20/2014

    Under the unofficial motto "get active and get healed," the [Valor Games Midwest] encourages veterans to challenge themselves physically, even after potentially devastating injuries.

  • Cycling for a cause: Man cycling nearly 3,000 miles to raise awareness to support veterans, dogs, Daily Record — 08/20/2014

    Neil Grehliger, 58, is cycling nearly 3,000 miles across America. He said he's trying to raise awareness for Soldier's Best Friend, an organization that places rescue dogs with soldiers who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues, Los Angeles Times — 08/19/2014

    Developers hope to create an iPhone app that could help prevent suicides among returning military veterans.

  • To prevent suicide, reach out to someone who needs you, DVIDS — 08/19/2014

    Though the number of suicides in the military fell in 2013 from 2012, suicide in the military is still a prominent concern for the entire Department of Defense.

  • Make managing stress part of your routine, Health.mil — 08/18/2014

    Meditation is one way to manage your thoughts, according to Rosa McNeil of the Military Vaccine Agency – Vaccine Healthcare Centers Network, who has taught mindful rest classes.

  • Suicide prevention resources, ABC 7 — 08/18/2014

    The Department of Defense strongly encourages its service members and their families to seek help when they have reached the point of contemplating suicide and will provide immediate assistance to those in need and ask for help themselves or are referred by their friends, family members, or fellow Soldiers.

  • Former NFLer shows way up from rock bottom, Fort Hood Sentinel — 08/15/2014

    Former professional football player, Eric Hipple, has partnered with other former players to participate in the Real Warriors Campaign, a DoD initiative that promotes building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their Families, according to the website.

  • 'Project Healing Waters' helping vets and active military cope with PTSD, cnycentral.com — 08/15/2014

    Project Healing Waters uses the power of nature and fly fishing to help veterans heal. Daniel Morgan, a fly fishing guide with Project Healing Waters, has seen firsthand the positive impact fly fishing can have on veterans suffering from PTSD and other war related disabilities.

  • Signs help vets fight personal battle, harlandaily.com — 08/14/2014

    A group of local citizens is working to help combat veterans escape their invisible enemy. They plan to donate around 500 yard signs to combat veterans in this area, meant to inform and educate their neighbors about PTSD.

  • Combat veteran motorcycle rally benefits Kieve Veterans Camp, Wiscasset Newspaper — 08/14/2014

    The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) just completed a very successful 4th annual “Burgers, Bikes & Rods” rally to support Kieve's Veterans Camp. Over the past five years, Kieve's Veterans Camp has completed numerous week-long programs for veterans to relax, reflect, and reconnect with their families at the Kieve and Wavus campuses in Maine.

  • Partnership brings service dogs to disabled veterans, ABC 7 News — 08/13/2014

    St. Matthew's House in Naples recently partnered with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc to let more veterans have the chance to get service dogs free of charge. Guardian Angels and St. Matthew's House aim to combat the reported 30 percent increase in post-traumatic stress disorder after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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