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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Wounded Warrior program helps veterans with PTSD, Bloomberg Business — 10/13/2015
Sam Rhodes, a command sergeant major now retired from the Army, founded Warrior Outreach Inc., a nonprofit organization, when he discovered that being around horses helped him with his own struggles, and he decided it could help fellow soldiers as well.
Healing PTSD Through Fly-Fishing at Marstel-Day's #StandWithWildlife, My SA — 10/13/2015
Environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day is hosting Navy veteran Chad Brown for a talk called "Charting New Waters," about his experience using fly-fishing to help heal both veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and troubled urban youth.
Warrior Hike helps combat veterans heal, CNN — 10/09/2015
Warrior Hike provides combat veterans with all the equipment and supplies they need to complete long-distance hikes in order to connect with nature and work through their [psychological health] concerns while enjoying the camaraderie and support of other war veterans.
Army Veteran Finds Peace in Ceramics After Multiple Head Injuries, 98.1 FM KMBZ — 10/09/2015
Injured Military Personnel Art aims to help veterans rehabilitate through visual arts.
Acting program helps veterans deal with PTSD, other concerns by using Shakespeare's words, Star Tribune — 10/08/2015
A group of Milwaukee-area actors started workshops in which veterans depict conflict-heavy scenes from Shakespeare's plays, aimed at helping the former service members deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and reintegration issues, and mental health concerns.
Wounded Warrior Project ride gives veterans boost, The Oklahoman — 10/08/2015
Jason Davis will compete in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride beginning Thursday in Oklahoma City. The event offers three days of cycling, camaraderie and a chance to connect with others struggling with mental and physical concerns.
Ambridge native served in support of war on terror, continues to serve those affected by PTSD, The Times — 10/07/2015
Horchak-Jevsjukovs started the Will of the Warrior Program and Warrior's Call Boxing, a gym in Harmony Township that is designed to help veterans and first-responders deal with PTSD.
Coming home: Local veterans find healing in surprising places, Mountain Xpress — 10/07/2015
Many local veterans with PTSD are turning to alternative therapies provided by various nonprofit groups to find the help they need to heal.
Special Ops commander tries to lessen the stigma of getting help, CNN — 10/06/2015
Army Gen. Joe Votel, commander of U.S. Special Forces Command, has used the support programs offered by the U.S. military for his own family. He particularly wants his troops to know that even with the stigma that has historically attached to seeking help for post-traumatic stress in the military, going to a counselor won't hinder their careers.
Band of Brothers: ASU student and veteran creates dive program to help soldiers in need, The State Press — 10/06/2015
Post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health issues confront our nation's military every day. Joshua Grzywa started a veterans' outreach program called Deep Sea Valkyries following his first-hand experience with the hardships of assimilating back into society.
How a local program is helping servicemen and women with PTSD, The Advertiser — 10/05/2015
The Forgiving Losses and Gaining Strength, or FLAGS, program was created solely for active-duty and veteran military individuals dealing with stress, substance abuse, grief, brain trauma and depression while returning to duty or adjusting to civilian life.
Veterans find 'joy,’ healing through group bike rides, Delaware Online — 10/05/2015
Ride 2 Recovery, a rehabilitation group for veterans, encourages biking as an alternative therapy for those with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries.
Veterans marching at Cheyenne Bottoms Saturday for PTSD awareness, GB Tribune — 10/01/2015
Carry the Fallen Rucksack March is to raise awareness about the prevalence of suicide among returning veterans and to provide camaraderie among those who deal with the lasting effects of PTSD.
Vets have translatable skills to the civilian workplace, New Hampshire Union Leader — 10/01/2015
Harbor Homes programs assist veterans, including those with PTSD, to gain the skills and experience they need to return to the workforce.
Hunting with Heroes Event Connects Veterans to Help With PTSD and Healing, SF Gate — 09/30/2015
The 5th annual Hunting with Heroes™ weekend serves to thank Veterans for their sacrifice and more importantly, to connect them with one-another for an outdoor healing experience.