Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Military Veterans Tormented By War Find Refuge In Healing Exotic Birds, CBS Los Angeles — 12/19/14

    Military veterans tormented by war are finding refuge in helping to heal exotic birds that have been orphaned.

  • What Does PTSD Look Like?, — 12/19/14

    Most of the people who suffer from PTSD don’t pose a serious risk to others, but it is a serious mental health issue because it often leads people to work so hard at avoiding anything that might trigger their symptoms that it becomes almost impossible to function.

  • New Smartphone App Can 'Cure Stress', WND — 12/18/14

    A popular seven-minute stress-reduction exercise widely used within the U.S. Armed Forces has just been released as a free iPhone and Android app for the general public, under the name “Cure Stress.”

  • Marine Corps issues holiday suicide prevention 'call to arms', Marine Corps Times — 12/18/14

    Marine leaders at the Pentagon have issued a preemptive "call to action" to stem suicides during the holiday season.

  • Program helps homeless veterans reclaim their lives, The Baltimore Sun — 12/17/14

    Homeless vets need structured residential treatment programs and peer support.

  • Local group trains dogs to help veterans with PTSD, Dayton Daily News — 12/17/14

    A national-recognized service dog agency in Xenia is working with veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Kevlar for the Mind: Horses can enrich therapy, Navy Times — 12/16/14

    Equine therapy, also commonly referred to as equine-assisted therapy, uses horses to promote psychological, occupational, physical and spiritual healing in individuals suffering from a variety of emotional and physical ailments. Its use with service members and veterans suffering from PTSD is gaining momentum.

  • Rekindling Intimacy Following Combat Deployment, Science World Report — 12/16/14

    Continued investigation of family-promoting strategies provides opportunities to educate and support other couples facing military deployment separation or similar challenges.

  • Military caregiver: We're young, and we need help, azcentral — 12/15/14

    Military and veteran caregivers have been quietly caring for their wounded, ill and injured loved ones as long as there has been war in America, yet our nation has largely overlooked the unique challenges facing this underserved community.

  • After the war, a tough readjustment for some, — 12/15/14

    PTSD can be as debilitating as the physical wounds of war.

  • PTSD Sufferers Should Seek The Help They Need, — 12/12/14

    It’s how an individual reacts after the trauma that could signal a post-traumatic stress disorder that requires treatment assistance. Lt. (Dr.) Allen Grove, licensed clinical psychologist and department head of Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, explained that severe reactions people have during the trauma are normal and healthy.

  • Equine-Assisted Therapy Heals Invisible Wounds, — 12/12/14

    For a growing number of veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war, equine-assisted therapy has become a viable option.

  • Dickerson receives PGA award for work with veterans, Iowa City Press-Citizen — 12/11/14

    While golf is a hobby for some and a profession for others, a group of military veterans in the Iowa City area is using the sport as therapy to help them reintegrate back into civilian life.

  • Raising money for family of late Manitowoc Marine, FOX11 — 12/11/14

    After a former Marine took his own life, his family is asking the community for some help. The family is also hoping to raise awareness about mental health issues facing members of the military.

  • Honoring Their Service: It Takes a Community, The Huffington Post — 12/10/14

    The Washington, D.C. event - kicked off by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and closed by Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia from the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - was organized to explore comprehensive community-based approaches for helping veterans and their families.


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