Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • War, wounds and words: Setting the stage for post-combat life , DVIDS — 09/09/2014

    Brian Doerries, founder of Theater of War, said the idea for bringing renditions of ancient Greek plays to military bases and communities across the nation is based on the concept that these ancient works were "a form of storytelling, ritual purification and reintegration for veterans by veterans." He believes that the ancient works have something meaningful to say to veterans today.

  • Female veterans learn fly-fishing to cope with trauma, San Francisco Chronicle — 09/08/2014

    Seven female military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are learning how to fly-fish as a way to cope with the emotional fallout from serving their country.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month, DVIDS — 09/08/2014

    Preventing suicide is a top priority all year for the Arizona National Guard; a priority that gets added emphasis in September during Suicide Prevention Month.

  • Suicide prevention: Keeping each other alive, DVIDS — 09/05/2014

    "Suicide prevention is [everyone's] responsibility. We [are aiming to] create a culture that encourages early help-seeking, so if someone is experiencing any thoughts of suicide they are able to get the help they need," said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jennifer Machado, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Clinic supervisor and Langley Air Force Base suicide prevention monitor.

  • Signs Of Suicide: Watching Your Buddy’s ‘6’, DCMilitary.com — 09/05/2014

    All branches of the military have ramped up suicide prevention efforts. One example of this is the Army Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, which focuses on recognizing opportunities for leaders and buddies to intervene.

  • 81st RSC promotes collaboration to combat suicide, sexual assault and harassment, DVIDS — 09/04/2014

    The 81st Regional Support Command’s Ready and Resilient Campaign is leaning forward to support the decrease of [suicide] within the Army Reserve ranks by combining the efforts of other Soldier wellness programs to promote overall resiliency.

  • Every Sailor, Every Day, DCMilitary.com — 09/04/2014

    The theme of 2014 Navy Suicide Prevention Month in September is Every Sailor, Every Day, focusing on peer connections and personal responsibility.

  • Suicide Prevention More Than a Month-Long Campaign, MilitarySpot.com — 09/03/2014

    While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone's 24/7, 365-day responsibility to be a true Wingman.

  • Eliminating stigma: A leadership responsibility, U.S. Air Force — 09/03/2014

    While the Air Force promotes help-seeking behavior, a perceived stigma associated with mental health treatment still exists.

  • Injured combat veteran is now guided by art, The Courier-Journal — 09/02/2014

    Peering through a magnifying glass to compensate for visual impairment from brain injuries sustained in a bomb blast, combat veteran Kevin Hooks says he has found peace through paint and ink.

  • We’re in This Together: One Suicide is One Too Many, MilitarySpot.com — 09/02/2014

    From September 1-30, "I Pledge to ACT," a web-based effort, will take place to encourage all Sailors, families and members of the Navy community to take steps in building personal resilience, supporting their shipmates and intervening if they notice signs of distress.

  • BGSU helping student veterans overcome PTSD, NBC24 — 08/29/2014

    Bowling Green State University is stepping up to help its student veterans suffering from PTSD after returning home.

  • Military family health focus at Fort Campbell, The Leaf-Chronicle — 08/29/2014

    The Child and Family Behavioral Health System officially opened at Fort Campbell Aug. 27.

  • Man walks across U.S. for veteran causes, Albuquerque Journal — 08/28/2014

    Only 850 miles and about $50,000 to go before Marine veteran Justin Kuhel, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, reaches his goal of walking across America to raise $100,000 for two charities that help veterans.

  • Active Heroes to Host 'Stand At Attention' Event to Raise Funding for Veterans Suffering From PTSD, Townhall Magazine — 08/28/2014

    The Houston Chapter of Active Heroes™ today announced a first-of-its-kind competition in Houston in which members of each military branch will "Stand at Attention" all day to raise donations for military families struggling with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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