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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment, Aetna InteliHealth — 02/27/2014

    The stigma often associated with mental illness prevents many people from getting the care they need, new research shows.

  • Service dog lends healing paw to veterans, Juneau County Star-Times — 02/26/2014

    Jethro, a golden retriever and honorary member and mascot of the 12th Cavalry Association, has traveled coast to coast with his owner Raymond St. John. Counseling as many as 1,000 veterans and sitting on a number of committees, the dutiful dog has been nothing short of a fearless ambassador, diplomat and committed companion.

  • Project aims to help vets relax, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle — 02/26/2014

    Miller, 36, formed a group called the Armed Forces Relaxation Project. She and other LMTs have given stress-reducing massages to hundreds of veterans, often at events like Veterans Day gatherings and places like the Veterans Outreach Center.

  • Dogs Have Unique Ability to Help Veterans With PTSD, Liberty Voice — 02/25/2014

    Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) vary from moderate to extreme or even catastrophic, but many veterans and others suffering from PTSD have discovered that dogs have a unique ability to help them cope.

  • Health IT gets vets back on track, Healthcare IT News — 02/25/2014

    American war veterans and reservists commit suicide every day in the United States as a result of mental health damage sustained in deployment. A fledgling program is aiming to help those veterans heal and into health IT careers.

  • Unique retreat to open for veterans in Bullitt County, KFVS — 02/24/2014

    A one of a kind retreat for veterans will be operating this summer. Vets are already feeling better about themselves after volunteering on the property.

  • Fitchburg service dog program aids veterans, Telegram Towns — 02/24/2014

    As soldiers return home from the front, the scars of their conflict come with them.

  • Acupuncture now available for veterans at the Meeting Place, Tryon Daily Bulletin — 02/21/2014

    Acupuncture treatments are offered to veterans and military personnel free-of-charge for health conditions related to post traumatic stress disorder such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction and pain.

  • Clinic is 1-stop shop for PTSD, many other issues, Fort Hood Sentinel — 02/21/2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division’s Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic helps the brigade’s Soldiers with all of their behavioral health needs within the 3rd BCT footprint.

  • Four-legged therapists help struggling veterans, The Press-Enterprise — 02/20/2014

    Angie Sheer, 45, who leads the three-year-old program, is a lifelong horsewoman and certified equine specialist who trained with Monty Roberts, whose skill earned him a nickname – the Horse Whisperer. While programs that offer horse-assisted therapy are not uncommon, Sheer says hers is fine-tuned toward helping veterans.

  • Pulled Apart then Coming Back Together, Psychology Today — 02/20/2014

    Many couples, even happy couples, struggle with the reintegration process, experiencing unanticipated challenges after a period of deployment.

  • Times Writers Group: Animal therapy can bring benefits, sctimes.com — 02/19/2014

    Now the National Institutes of Health has created a federal research program to study human-animal interaction.

  • PTSD Foundation of America hosts weekly support group meetings, The Houstonian — 02/19/2014

    David DeKerlegand, who served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, is the veterans’ coordinator for Camp Hope, a 90-day program in Houston that helps assimilate combat veterans with PTSD back into society.

  • Wounded veterans find peace, healing through wood turning, marshfieldnewsherald.com — 02/18/2014

    Wounded Warriors in Action was founded in 2007 by John McDaniel, a retired Army colonel and graduate of Oshkosh High School. McDaniel, an avid hunter and angler who loves the outdoors, was looking for a mission to complete in retirement, and he blended his passions together to help veterans who needed support after being wounded.

  • Dog's empathy brings healing to depressed, mycentraljersey.com — 02/18/2014

    According to Deborah Custance and Jennifer Mayer, researchers at Goldsmiths College in London, pet dogs show a submissive or calm behavior with a person in distress — even someone they don’t know.


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