Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Scuba Diving Used to Help Trauma Victims, People With Disabilities, ABC 7 Eyewitness News — 01/26/15

    Diveheart is using scuba diving as therapy for people with disabilities and military veterans who have experienced trauma.

  • Mentorship, a story like no other, Offutt Air Force Base — 01/26/15

    At the Patriot Club at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, four Airmen shared their personal story in the inaugural story telling mentoring event called 'The Long and Short of it.' This was Offutt's first story tellers event and the subjects included seeking mental health assistance and the effects it has on the Air Force career, the life impact of special duties, overcoming depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the effects it has on the family.

  • Chesnee veteran plans to hike Appalachian Trail in honor of fallen friend, GoUpstate.com — 01/23/15

    The Marine Corps veteran is preparing to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail to do something for those killed in action and especially for the number of veterans who commit suicide. The hike is raising awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Could Fairfax County End Veteran Homelessness in 2015?, The Arlington Connection — 01/23/15

    For a small number of veterans in Fairfax County in Virginia, unemployment, alcoholism, drug abuse or mental or physical disability causes them wind up at rock-bottom: homeless. The county is implementing programs to end all homelessness by 2018.

  • 'NO JUDGING, JUST HELPING': Baker man starts PTSD forum for veterans, Crestview News Bulletin — 01/22/15

    Army Staff Sgt. Dan Kinney recently started the Facebook page, The Scars Remain, which follows his blog with the same name, to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder because he knows the struggle firsthand.

  • Puppies in Waverly help veterans with PTSD, Fox 28 — 01/22/15

    Bob Hays is an Afghan war veteran, having been over there with the Army for about a year. Since he's been back, his dog, Tags has played an important role in his life.

  • New community garden in Olympia provides therapeutic value for veterans, The Bellingham Herald — 01/21/15

    Military veterans sometimes have trouble making a transition to civilian life, but a new community garden in Olympia has been established as a sanctuary to help them heal.

  • Providing ‘VITAL’ Services, Military Advanced Education — 01/21/15

    A significant number [of veterans] face challenges to academic success, including those connected to combat-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. To address such challenges, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) initiative in 2011, which provides support and funding for VA medical center sites to develop partnerships with nearby colleges and universities to strengthen support for student veterans.

  • Veteran walks across America for wounded comrades, Daily Press — 01/20/15

    Army veteran Eric Peters is walking across America to bring awareness about veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries.

  • Troubled veterans feel at peace working with rescue dogs, Stars and Stripes — 01/20/15

    James Elmore and his dog, Vienna, along with four other veterans and 14 other dogs, are part of the pilot program for Veterans Advancing Lives Of Rescues (VALOR), a combined effort by Safe Humane Chicago, the mental health agency Thresholds and Chicago’s Commission on Animal Care and Control.

  • Telling Project funnels veterans' stories to the stage, The Clarion-Ledger — 01/16/15

    The Telling Project aims to deepen understanding of military veterans' experience, in a way that's candid, intimate and entirely local.

  • The Art of Recovery, National Geographic — 01/16/15

    At Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, soldiers at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence paint masks that help them reveal their inner feelings.

  • St. Tammany program gives new life to inmates, veterans and some lucky canines, BayouBuzz.com — 01/15/15

    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is expanding a program that not only helps inmates and veterans, it has also saved the lives of some dogs that were set to be euthanized.

  • Veterans bond in Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, Stars and Stripes — 01/15/15

    The Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride is a health and wellness program for those injured during military service.

  • Using Yoga as Post-Trauma Therapy , Vermont's Independent Voice — 01/14/15

    Recent scientific studies confirm the practice of yoga can calm and soothe the mind as well as strengthen the body. Those therapeutic properties have led to a new emphasis on yoga for mental health — and some practitioners are taking the principle further, offering yoga as a prescription for trauma, including PTSD.

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