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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Help for embattled troops from a therapy dog, Capitol Hill Blue — 05/07/2014

    After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield.

  • Mental Health Awareness Month, Stand To! — 05/06/2014

    May is National Mental Health Month. Commanders and leaders across the Army are encouraged to use the month of May as an opportunity to educate Soldiers, Army civilians and family members about the Army's Behavioral Health (BH) resources and programs available on Army installations, military treatment facilities and within their local communities.

  • In study, ecstasy shows promise for treating PTSD, Stars and Stripes — 05/06/2014

    A small but important study that has shown remarkable results using a combination of the drug MDMA - known on the street as ecstasy or "Molly" - and conventional therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder could be of significant value to thousands of veterans in Texas.

  • #AskDCoE: Experts Answer Mental Health Questions, DoD Live — 05/05/2014

    We’re devoting this time to encourage you to speak up about mental health concerns affecting you or your military family.

  • Real Warriors Campaign Helps Heal Invisible Wounds, health.mil — 05/05/2014

    For five years the Real Warriors Campaign has been working to help heal the invisible wounds of war via interactive channels such as social media, a mobile site and a confidential live chat function.

  • Veterans enjoy stress management via art therapy workshop, Daily Sundial — 05/02/2014

    Ceramic art creations brought together veterans and active military members on April 30 in an intimate stress management workshop on campus.

  • Navy Medicine Leadership Increases Awareness at Dallas Navy Week, U.S. Navy — 05/02/2014

    Navy Medicine leadership engaged in a unique outreach opportunity as part of Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Navy Week 2014, April 21-24.

  • May Is Mental Health Month, Stacey Page Online — 05/01/2014

    May is Mental Health Month is observed nationwide by organizations dedicated to mental health-related issues. According to Mental Health America, the observance began in 1949. This year’s theme is “Mind Your Health.”

  • 'Survivor to Thriver' highlights mental health services, talking therapy, Olean Times Herald — 05/01/2014

    With an emphasis on helping military veterans and using dialogue as therapy, the Cattaraugus County Mental Health Association on Tuesday held its annual Survivor to Thriver Conference at the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College.

  • Knitting has proven therapeutic value, SF Gate — 04/30/2014

    Patients in hospitals and rehab centers are turning to needles for relaxation and mental health - knitting needles, that is.

  • California Guard proactive in fight against suicide, DVIDS — 04/30/2014

    In an effort to prepare leaders to step in and help at-risk troops, and to develop a mentality of resilience among Guard members, experts in the California Army Guard conduct suicide prevention training about once a week up and down the state.

  • Homefront: Take time to recognize military children, fayobserver.com — 04/29/2014

    All around military installations and military-affected communities, there are activities this month to honor our silent heroes - our military children.

  • Fresno VA seeks veterans to tackle mental health issues, Fresno Bee — 04/29/2014

    Veterans Affairs Central California Healthcare System will host “Making the Connections” Tuesday to build relationships between veterans and the Fresno Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Mobile App Eases Moving Stress For Military Children, dcmilitary.com — 04/28/2014

    Moving can be challenging, especially for preschool children. Military families move often - the average child moves six to nine times between kindergarten and high school.

  • Honoring the Military Child: Help Children Cope with Separation, PR Newswire — 04/28/2014

    Keeping in touch with a parent who is deployed or away from home for training or other duties can be a major source of concern for children.

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