Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Meet the real "Orion" -- a rescue almost euthanized, The Tennessean — 04/24/2015

    Operation Orion helps the local non-profit, K9s for Warriors. The group spends months custom training service dogs, mostly rescues, and then gives the dogs to veterans diagnosed with PTSD.

  • Creative resilience, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 04/24/2015

    The "I Was There" Films workshop is an initiative of the Patton Veteran's Project that offers veterans the chance to share and express, through film, what could not be expressed verbally. In the beginning, the focus was primarily on veterans in the Warrior Transition Battalions who suffered from post traumatic stress or had traumatic brain injuries, however the participation has evolved to include anyone soldier that has difficulty with stresses that may be compounded by Army life.

  • Anonymous grant helping vets finish school, Delaware Online — 04/23/2015

    A scholarship program for veterans at Cincinnati's Union Institute is geared toward adult learners. Classes help veterans, including those with PTSD, make the transition to being a civilian.

  • Veterans set to tackle surf in Santa Cruz, Stars and Stripes — 04/23/2015

    This week, 33 American and British veterans will get in the water with Operation Surf. Nearly all the veterans are amputees, and many suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and depression. The six-day program is about bonding, opening up and trying to embrace life.

  • PTSD gathering serves as step toward healing, community, The Courier-Journal — 04/22/2015

    The Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center quarterly PTSD gathering serves as a therapeutic activity as veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder typically don't like crowds. This is an opportunity for them to try with other veterans and then broaden that experience to the community around them.

  • Locals create nonprofit to combat suicidal veterans, Delaware Online — 04/22/2015

    In an effort to connect veterans to services and combat the issue [PTSD and suicide], a local group of veterans have created a nonprofit organization they are calling 22Everyday Task Force.

  • Dogs rescued, trained to be service dogs for veterans, Pittsburgh's Action News 4 — 04/21/2015

    Canine Angels Service Dogs rescues dogs from shelters who are set to be euthanized and trains them to become service dogs. The service dogs help veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or have traumatic brain injuries.

  • Duluth group's walks help veterans connect, Pioneer Press — 04/21/2015

    Team Red, White, and Blue connects veterans, including those with PTSD, to the community through physical activity and events.

  • Yoga catching on as therapy for veterans' PTSD, Pioneer Press — 04/20/2015

    Yoga is being increasingly embraced by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the military looking to offer veterans alternative treatments for pain.

  • See why these veterans are running over 900 miles, USA Today — 04/20/2015

    The Shepherd's Men is a group of wounded veterans, including those with PTSD, receiving help at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. They are planning to run over 900 miles, from New York City to Atlanta, to represent the burdens service members go through when they come home.

  • 4 Tips for Managing Veterans: How to help your employee transition from the military to civilian workplace, U.S. News & World Report — 04/17/2015

    By simply being sensitive to this transition, managers can help their veteran employees, as well as the team and company, be successful.

  • Help kids conquer military life challenges, The Fort Campbell Courier — 04/17/2015

    Military children face unique challenges. [Here are] 10 tips, adapted from afterdeployment.org, may help you and your child adjust and thrive during military life changes.

  • Veteran Suicide Prevention Through Employment, Huffington Post — 04/16/2015

    Having a job is by no means the only solution to veteran suicide, but it will surely help in some cases.

  • Deployment, combat exposure linked to suicidal thoughts, behaviors, Healio — 04/16/2015

    Deployment and exposure to combat were small but significant predictors of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among military personnel and veterans, according to findings from a meta-analysis.

  • Men’s And Women’s Golf Join Folds Of Honor Movement, Gustavas Adolphus College — 04/15/15

    The Gustavus Adolphus men’s and women’s golf teams began their participation in an initiative to support the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the families of fallen and disabled service members.

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