Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Suicide and the military: New York Army National Guard seeks to open dialogue, find a solution, DVIDS — 8/21/2013

    Ten members of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division spent two days of their two-week annual training period at Fort Drum, N.Y., learning about suicide and how to keep their fellow soldiers from taking that route.

  • PTSD specialist simplifies stress science, U.S. Air Force — 8/20/2013

    Tania Glenn, who has a doctorate in psychology and is a licensed clinical social worker, delivered a feelings-free, scientific analysis of the human body's physiological response to high-stress situations during a briefing Aug. 5, to help Airmen here understand their biological processes downrange.

  • Transcendental Meditation for PTSD, Huffington Post — 8/20/2013

    One of the most significant disabilities incurred by U.S. service personnel returning from the battle zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, whether or not they suffered physical injuries, is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition that includes anxiety, hyper-vigilance, insomnia, exaggerated startle response, nightmares and flashbacks, outbursts of anger and social withdrawal.

  • Rensselaer Co. veteran with PTSD receives therapy dog, WNYT — 8/19/2013

    A Rensselaer County combat veteran received a therapy dog Saturday to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Fort Bragg CSF2 helps KFOR troops build resilience, DVIDS — 8/19/2013

    Brian Wade and Alex Lalonde, members of the Fort Bragg Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, came to Kosovo to teach courses on tactical breathing and stress management to the soldiers of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade at camps throughout Kosovo from Aug. 11-17.

  • Healing vets' PTSD with transcendental meditation, WTOP — 8/16/2013

    George is one of thousands of veterans finding transcendental meditation, or TM, as the answer to relieving their PTSD symptoms without losing independence.

  • Social workers need help to help veterans, Star-Telegram — 8/16/2013

    A little over a year ago, Paula Foster, a Nashville, Tenn.-based social worker, met a female veteran struggling with physical and mental health issues.

  • Canine Helpers: Rescue Dogs Assist Returning Soldiers, WCAI — 8/15/2013

    Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a life-changing problem for troops coming back from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Wyoming veterans summit seeks to bridge the gap between mental health providers, Stars and Stripes — 8/15/2013

    Mental health providers outside of the military system can face challenges when a veteran comes to them for help.

  • Bethesda To Host Forum On Meditation For Combat Veterans With PTSD, Bethesda Now — 8/14/2013

    A group of combat veterans is coming to Bethesda to present a free public forum on Transcendental Meditation, a technique the group says is proven to help improve the mental health of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • UTHSC and V.A. National Center for PTSD to Manage Research Efforts for Military, Bio News Texas — 8/14/2013

    The STRONG STAR Consortium to Alleviate PTSD’s (STRONG STAR-CAP) director, Alan L. Peterson, Ph.D., and professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center, recently announced that the consortium will be providing a series of breakthrough treatments in the form of clinical trials and biological studies for both active and veteran military suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

  • Telehealth Counseling Makes PTSD Treatment Accessible For Veterans, KPBS — 8/13/2013

    It's called telemental health — virtually connecting patient with psychologist. Nearly a quarter of veterans return home with post-traumatic stress disorder, but only a few actually seek treatment.

  • Wisconsin veterans plan 2,700-mile trek to raise PTSD awareness, Stars and Stripes — 8/13/2013

    For Anderson, 30, the trek is neither an attempt to live in the past nor forget his time in the military. He describes it as a long-overdue interval of time to reflect, to pause before re-entering civilian life and take stock of the enormity of his experience in the theater of war.

  • Website Teaches Coping Skills to Military Community, DoD Live — 8/12/2013

    As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program.

  • 4-legged companions help veterans adjust to life after service, Democrat and Chronicle — 8/12/2013

    The adjustment back to civilian life after Army service was not an easy one for Gareth Burkinshaw.

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