Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Meditation, Mindfulness Exercises Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medscape — 4/26/2013

    Mindfulness treatment that includes meditation, stretching, and emotional acceptance can help lower symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.

  • VA opens Menlo Park Welcome Center, MercuryNews.com — 4/26/2013

    Dignitaries, with service dog, Venuto, do the honors as the VA Palo Alto Heath Care System held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 10,000-square-foot Welcome Center on the Menlo Park Campus Thursday, April 25, 2013.

  • New center will offer veterans easier access to a wide range of services, The Buffalo News — 4/25/2013

    It is difficult to do enough for our military veterans, who put their lives on hold to serve this country. That effort will get a boost when a “one-stop” assistance center for military veterans has its grand opening on Monday.

  • After the Welcome Home: Tips for Military Families When Warriors Return, StreetInsider.com — 4/25/2013

    Although homecomings are a time of great joy, they are also a time of adjustment for military families.

  • Caregiver spouses of veterans get needed attention, support, Register-Herald.com — 4/24/2013

    According to Veterans Affairs data, 17 percent of all caregivers in America are caring for veterans, 70 percent are women caring for their spouse or partner and 41 percent of the care is now going to veterans 18 to 54 years old.

  • Dealing with PTSD in the line of duty, MidlandsConnect.com — 4/24/2013

    Disabled veteran Steven Diaz with Hidden Wounds suffers from PTSD after being injured in Iraq eight years ago.

  • PTSD and families: Who's affected, how they help, DVIDS — 4/23/2013

    For every service member affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, there's a family affected along with them.

  • Virtual Reality Could Help Patients with Combat-Related PTSD, National Defense — 4/23/2013

    The military already uses video games and simulations to train its soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, but in the future, doctors might incorporate virtual reality into treatment for combat-related post traumatic stress disorder.

  • How one vet copes with PTSD, Stars and Stripes — 4/22/2013

    According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, about 5.2 million adults a year are diagnosed with PTSD. It’s estimated that 20 percent of veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffer from PTSD.

  • Helping Families Adjust When Warriors Return Home, Broadcast News Resource — 4/22/2013

    April is the Month of the Military Child and this month the Real Warriors Campaign encourages Americans to honor the nation's 1.8 million military children and families of returning warriors.

  • Coming: Haven for PTSD veterans, The Pike Country Courier — 4/19/2013

    A local grassroots group wants to lease the deteriorating Cliff Park Inn and Golf Course from the National Park Service and give it new life as a retraining facility for veterans, especially those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

  • Making connections through motorcycling, Fort Bliss Monitor — 4/19/2013

    Sgt. David Wegscheider, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle system maintainer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, has found a way to deal with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that allows him to pursue his passions of motorcycling and connecting with others.

  • Mindfulness Therapy Can Aid Vets with PTSD, Psych Central — 4/18/2013

    Recent military conflicts have resulted in a dramatic increase in post-traumatic stress disorder among returning soldiers. Now, new research suggests a mindfulness-based group treatment plan can significantly reduce symptoms.

  • Family to make island a veterans retreat, Union Leader — 4/18/2013

    By 2014, Bruce Montville hopes to have this family-owned island on Bow Lake developed into a retreat for veterans and their families.

  • Carmel Valley resident establishes Veterans 360 to help young veterans make a successful transition into civilian life, Carmel Valley News — 4/17/2013

    Veterans 360 focuses on the basics of personal engagement — getting the veterans together with a team of friends going through the same experiences, to have fun but also commit to a process that helps them adjust to a return to civilian life.

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