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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
New name, same results for Goffstown equine therapy business, New Hampshire Union Leader — 03/04/2015
UpReach offers year-round therapeutic programs with horses for disabled children and adults and at-risk youth. The peace and calm provided by horses might be helpful to a veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder.
Artist-combat veteran Jeffrey Stenbom uses ghostly sculpture to cope with PTSD, The Times-Picayune — 03/04/2015
Jeffrey Stenbom, who was a combat soldier during the Iraq War, said that for him, producing sculpture is key to coping with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Patriot PAWS Announces Support from Major National Veterans Service Organization, TownHallFinance.com — 03/03/2015
Patriot PAWS "Rescue Program" will identify and train dogs specifically for veterans with psychological wounds such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This new program, by creating a special training track for emotional-support dogs, will dramatically shorten the current two-year waiting list for emotionally injured veterans.
Veterans hit the trails in Portola Valley, California, BigNewsNetwork.com — 03/03/2015
An equine program in Portola Valley, California paired each veteran with a horse that would be his or her partner throughout the summer. Each veteran suffered from an injury or ailment often including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
'A safety net': TCC program helps war veteran with PTSD, Tulsa World — 03/02/2015
The Education Access Center at Tulsa Community College provides individualized plans based on a student’s needs and disability. Travis Bramblett, an Iraq veteran with PTSD, has since taken a 180-degree turn in terms of academic performance.
“Hounds and Heroes” matches dogs with veterans at Palm Beach Kennel Club, PalmBeachPost.com — 03/02/2015
Hounds and Heroes works under Boynton Beach’s Awesome Greyhound Adoptions to provide “therapy dogs or fully-trained service dogs for veterans with PTSD or who need mobile assistance.”
Veterans Express Their True Selves Beyond The Uniform In Stunning Photo Series, The Huffington Post — 02/27/2015
"The Veteran Vision Project," created by photographer and college student Devin Mitchell, aims to both empower veterans and enlighten the public about the serious issues they face upon returning home. Some veterans chose to be photographed with items reflecting the pain associated with PTSD.
Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal, Stars and Stripes — 02/27/2015
Sloan Sulham understood the wrenching guilt that soldiers often feel when they live and others die. It's a common feeling in people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder: survivor's guilt.
Puzzles, writing helps combat vets with PTSD, Argus Leader — 02/06/2015
In Sioux Falls, Augustana College has been designated as a Yellow Ribbon School, a Veteran Friendly School and Military Friendly. Patrick Hicks has organized a [writing] program especially designed for veterans, including those with PTSD.
First Sergeant helps when help is needed most, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 02/26/2015
Master Sgt. Robert Chastain helped a family of nine relocate after their home burned down, and intervened during a suicide attempt, helping that individual get the help they needed.
Golf program helps recovering veterans in Central Florida, WESH.com — 02/25/2015
Fairways for Warriors is a program looking to stop the statistic -- 22 service members commit suicide every day.
Literary magazine aims to give those who served a voice , The McDonough County Voice — 02/15/2015
"Veteran’s Voices: Personal Stories of Combat and Peace," a literary magazine slated to be published later this semester [at Western Illinois University], will feature work submitted by military veterans and current service members. There are many of those stories to be heard.
Inmates Train Service Dogs to Help Veterans in Need, ABC 13 Eyewitness News — 02/24/2015
Inmates who participate in the Patriot Paws program train service dogs that go on to live with veterans with PTSD and physical disabilities from the war.
Veterans hope to raise funds for physical, mental wellness programs, Stars and Stripes — 02/24/2015
The Warrior Health and Fitness Challenge is an eight-month program for Post-9/11 veterans in Southwest Florida. Established in 2014 at Florida Gulf Coast University, the challenge is designed to help them overcome the invisible wounds of war — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Reducing stigma through outreach: A mental health technician’s experience, U.S. Air Force — 02/23/2015
Senior Airman Brandon Haag, a 375th Medical Group Mental Health Technician, is [part of a team that] assists the 8,000 patients who come to the clinic annually in matters that are not tangible. The mission is to help individuals seeking help to get back to feeling 100 percent healthy, and that doesn’t have to be just physical recovery.