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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Local Combat Veteran with PTSD Uses Photography Business as Art Therapy, LEXCH.com — 7/28/2016
Bert Leaverton uses fine art photography to combat her post-traumatic stress disorder through art therapy.
Group uses horses to help veterans transitioning back into civilian life, Stars and Stripes — 7/28/2016
Nicholas Montijo suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and is now a volunteer at BraveHearts, an organization that uses horses to treat as veterans who need a way to transition back into civilian life.
Wife of wounded Uxbridge soldier runs to raise money for veterans, Telegram.com — 7/27/2016
Amber Snow, whose husband Will was wounded in combat, runs to raise money to help injured veterans.
Band makes music to heal fellow veterans in Florida, Stars and Stripes — 7/27/2016
Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Shannon Thomas has made it his mission to regularly visit veterans in crisis with the same disorder or recovering from traumatic injuries.
Sailing Event in Northport Harbor Looks to End Veteran Suicide, Northport Patch — 7/26/2016
The “Let’s Take a Veteran Sailing” event is focused on spreading PTSD awareness to help veterans heal and lower the number of veteran suicides.
Grassroots push for insurance coverage for Equine Therapy for veterans with PTSD, News 8 — 7/26/2016
The tranquil Shepard Meadows provides equine therapy for service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
GA farm provides alternative healing for vets with PTSD, ABC 9 — 7/25/2016
Thousands of soldiers struggle to find a way to cope with life during and after the military, a farm in middle Georgia is providing an alternative way for PTSD relief.
Manitowoc veteran trains pup to help with PTSD, Herald Times Reporter — 7/25/2016
U.S. Air Force veteran Charles Hagen has been struggling with PTSD since 1985. In April, he started training his service dog, Murphy, in hope of helping him to deal with his PTSD.
Motorcyclists travel thousands of miles to honor first responders, KHBS/KHOG TV — 7/22/2016
Motorcyclists Woody West and Terry Werderitz are traveling nearly 6,000 miles in a matter of weeks, spreading the message of honor and respect for our everyday heroes.
Program helps Chattanooga's veterans and families of July 16 victims turn traumatic memories into music, Times Free Press — 7/21/2016
Operation Song is an alternative therapy program that predominantly treats veterans, active military personnel and the families of soldiers, all of whom are suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Veteran Paddles Past LBI, Stops in at Dutchman’s During Paddle to Raise Awareness for Veteran Suicide, The Sand Paper — 7/21/2016
Former Delta Force Operator/Army Ranger Josh Collins paddled from Corpus Christi to NYC with a stop on LBI to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Treating PTSD With Virtual Reality Therapy: A Way to Heal Trauma, ABC News — 7/20/2016
For U.S. Marine Chris Merkle, virtual reality allowed him to start unlocking memories and work through his trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Art Therapy Helps Marine Heal from Traumatic Brain Injury, U.S. Department of Defense — 7/20/2016
For Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tony Mannino, art and music therapy at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence is a way for him to recover from his traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.
Lehigh Valley march aims to help veterans with PTSD, Leigh Valley Live — 7/19/2016
At the Carry the Fallen Ruck March, participants carry weight that symbolizes the burden that many veterans carry after war, the March raises money for veterans and active servicemen and women with PTSD.
Veterans take stage with Shakespeare , The Courier-Journal — 7/19/2016
Kentucky’s first Veteran Shakespeare Program is designed to help veterans build community and use the playwright’s words to open up and deal with post-traumatic stress and reintegration.