Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • All in the family, DVIDS — 10/24/2014

    From the junior service members to retirees, Henderson Hall Marine and Family Programs uses mental health research from universities and institutions along with programs developed on the joint base and other military installations to serve families’ needs.

  • FDA clears military-tested PTSD, brain injury assessment app, MobiHealthNews — 10/24/2014

    Last week the FDA granted 510(k) clearance to a mobile-based cognitive test called DANA (Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment), which helps healthcare providers better assess the medical or psychological state of their patients.

  • ‘Together Strong’: Using avatars and apps to help troubled vets, Stars and Stripes — 10/23/2014

    [Together Strong] — developed by Kognito, a Manhattan-based company that creates virtual situations to help improve health care, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — helps the player navigate each scenario, offering tips and information.

  • Patriots Challenge Hosts Lady Veteran's Weekend at Jackson Hill, beaumontenterprise.com — 10/23/2014

    The trip [to Jackson Hill Marina] from the VA Hospital in Dallas is part of their Recreational therapy program designed to help veterans recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other physical and emotional injuries suffered while serving our Country.

  • New Psychological Health Program available to Reservists, DVIDS — 10/22/2014

    I Need Help is a 30-minute class [for reservists] that serves as an introduction on how or when to seek help before problems occur. The program also includes one-to-one counseling, consultation and resource coordination.

  • New program to pair stressed vets with trained dogs, The State — 10/22/2014

    Ryan Largeman became the first veteran accepted into a new Charlotte nonprofit program that pairs former military members [coping with invisible wounds] with a service dog specially trained to be a calming influence as they ease back into civilian life.

  • Experts focus on mental health of Army kids, Army.Mil — 10/21/2014

    The Army's Surgeon General is adding a child and family behavioral health service to its behavioral health service line over the next three years.

  • Monmouth County group “tees off” for patriots, Asbury Park Press — 10/21/2014

    In order to raise awareness and funds for free mental health services they offer to members of the military and their families, the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Monmouth County held the Tee Off For Our Patriots Golf Classic Aug. 11 at Navesink Country Club.

  • Fishing outing gives N.C. veteran a step in right direction, Stars and Stripes — 10/20/2014

    Michael Richardson, veteran of the U.S. Army, was one of more than 200 people participating in the inaugural fishing outing hosted by Operation North State, a statewide organization that aids veterans through various programs and events. The all-day extravaganza featured a relaxing environment for veterans, many of whom struggle to feel that on a daily basis.

  • Dogs help heal veterans' wounds, Stars and Stripes — 10/20/2014

    The service dogs are assigned to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Named after fallen troops, the dogs are trained to interrupt nightmares and tamp down daytime panic attacks.

  • Yoga helps war veterans get a handle on their PTSD, The Washington Post — 10/17/2014

    In a new study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, researchers say that yoga can be used to bring better mental balance.

  • 7 Way to Help Military Kids Cope with Separation, San Diego Family — 10/17/2014

    The Real Warriors Campaign provides tips and resources to help families stay connected and ease the period of separation for the child.

  • Sophia the shepherd gives Iraq vet a chance at a normal life, Tampa Bay Times — 10/16/2014

    The animals [from Partners to Patriots] are trained to redirect a veteran's focus when they sense the anxiety or agitation common in those who suffer from PTSD.

  • Army captain with terminal cancer spreads word about suicide prevention at benefit ATV event, Bangor Daily News — 10/16/2014

    The story of Army Capt. Justin Fitch, who is fighting terminal colon cancer and for the lives of others in uniform by advocating for suicide prevention, spurred local retired Navy Corpsman Shawn Goodwin to take action.

  • North County veteran joins bike ride for rehab programs, U-T San Diego — 10/15/2014

    Oceanside resident Jamie Rihn, a Marine veteran, participated in UnitedHealthcare’s 465-mile, weeklong Ride 2 Recovery Challenge from Sunnyvale to Los Angleles to help raise funds for injured-veterans programs.

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