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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Owning your story: How writing helps veterans heal, National Guard News — 02/23/12
"(I) came very close to committing suicide -- I was actually interrupted. I survived, obviously, and now I'm here. Writing helped me get control of my mind." Ron Capps, founder of and instructor with the Veterans Writing Project,is a regular Time Magazine contributor, and has been a featured speaker on NPR's "All Things Considered."
Emory scientist hero teams up with Braves to help vets, Atlanta Journal-Constitution — 02/23/12
Soon, placards will be posted in thousands of doctors' offices around the Southeast that will allow people to read four self-assessment questions about PTSD. The displays are part of a campaign called BraveHeart: Welcome Back Veterans Southeast Initiative, which is being led by Barbara Rothbaum, who holds a doctorate in psychology and heads the Emory University School of Medicine’s Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program.
National Guard Quote: "If You Don’t Ask for Help …", Spouse BUZZ — 02/23/12
So I was really surprised at how useful I found Mary Corbett's National Guard 101: A Handbook for Military Spouses.
DCoE February Webinar – Treating Sleep Problems in PTSD and TBI, Armed with Science — 02/22/12
The DCoE February webinar will focus on evidence-based and empirically-supported treatments for sleep problems (e.g., trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, nightmares and excessive daytime sleepiness) that are common in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Compact Eases School Transitions for Military Children, DoD Live — 02/20/2012
Another state has joined an interstate agreement to ease school transitions for children from military families, bringing the overall tally of member states to 40, a Defense Department official announced yesterday.
Real Warriors, Real Advice Weekly Podcast Series, Federation of Families of SC — 02/20/2012
Real Warriors, Real Advice is a new weekly podcast series in which service members, veterans, and military families highlight the importance of seeking care for invisible wounds, and offer tools and tips on building and maintaining psychological resilience.
Strengthen Your Family with Marital Counseling, DoD Live — 02/17/2012
DoD is taking steps to improve access to a continuum of counseling support for married service members and their families, and to inform service members and military families that seeking marital support is a sign of strength.
National Guard celebrates resilience milestone, Military News Blog — 02/16/2012
The 1,000th National Guard master resilience trainer (MRT) will graduate this week from the National Guard MRT Training Center-Wisconsin, located in the Wisconsin Army National Guard's Wisconsin Military Academy at Fort McCoy, Wis.
Veterans in crisis can now text for help, Air Force Times — 02/16/2012
Veterans and service members contemplating suicide can now text for help through the Military Crisis Line, formerly the national Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.
VA funds to surge as troops return, daytondailynews.com — 02/15/2012
The White House wants to spend more on mental health services, health care needs of women veterans, and $1 billion over five years on a Veterans Jobs Corps to put 20,000 former soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to work.
New Program Teaches Vets to Treat Vets, Military.com — 02/15/2012
"What I tell them is, 'You can serve again by serving your fellow veterans.' And they get really excited about it," said Sgt. Greg Matos, who travels to area colleges with other psychology doctoral students to convince former military members to switch their major to psychology.
Budget Request Preserves Troop Health Benefits, Official Says, Defense.gov — 02/15/2012
The $48.7 billion in medical spending contained in the 2013 defense budget request follows Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta’s often-stated priority of keeping faith with military members, a senior Defense Department official said yesterday.
Sites Connect Spouses With Jobs, DoD Live — 02/14/2012
Over the past year, veterans and military spouses have been invited to a host of career fairs across the nation that connect dozens of employers seeking to support the military community with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of job-seeking troops and spouses.
Caring for wounded warrior hearts, Warrior Care Blog — 02/14/2012
An additional consideration when talking about heart health for wounded warriors is the increased levels of stress, Mr. Mark A. Campbell, who acts as lead on all Warrior Transition Unit-related curricula. Science shows us that people who are in a state of higher stress take longer to heal. The body releases cortisol and adrenaline which lingers in the body suppressing the immune system.
Oklahoma Guard ready to assist returning soldiers, tulsaworld.com — 02/13/2012
As the 2,200 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers who have been deployed to Afghanistan for the past year return home over the next eight weeks, they will find another army ready to help them.