Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Boulder Crest Retreat in Loudoun County offers a restful place for military members, The Washington Post — 11/29/2013

    Botts, 42, a retired Marine staff sergeant, and his wife, Theresa, are one of four families that spent the Thanksgiving holiday at Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors in western Loudoun County.

  • Wounded Marine Vet Helps Other Vets Through Equine Therapy, ABC News — 11/27/2013

    Ortiz participated in PTSD therapy in Miami and that helped him understand what he was going through. That was the start of Ortiz’s recovery.

  • Real Warriors Campaign Helps Troops, Vets, Families, DoD — 11/27/2013

    Real warriors ask for help when they need it. Like retired Army Maj. Ed Pulido, who sought out the help he and his family needed after he was wounded in Baqubah, Iraq.

  • Wounded vet gets help from horse therapy program, Bellingham Herald — 11/26/2013

    For wounded Army National Guard veteran Sgt. Matthew Smith, the timing could not have been more perfect when he was connected this March to Bethlehem Therapeutic Riding Stables, and the feeling is mutual.

  • Suicide prevention gains ground, DVIDS — 11/26/2013

    Suicide prevention education teaches Marines how to help a Marine in distress. The key word for Marines is RACE – recognize, ask, care and escort. Training covers everything from possible signs of suicide to available prevention resources.

  • Navy Announces New Holiday Stress Navigation Campaign, “Thrive During The Holidays”, — 11/25/2013

    With the holiday season approaching, Navy officials have launched its annual holiday stress navigation campaign.

  • A helping hand for military members, MetroNews — 11/25/2013

    There is help available. That’s the message of those with the Real Warriors Campaign who are spending November’s Military Family Appreciation Month reaching out to veterans, active duty service members and their families and friends.

  • Phoenix Marine veteran helping others overcome PTSD, — 11/22/2013

    Andrew Jones is an Iraq War combat veteran. And like so many veterans, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, just one of the many challenges facing Arizona veterans trying to make the transition and lead productive civilian lives.

  • Healing Veterans With Music, Epoch Times — 11/22/2013

    With teary eyes and a keen expression on his face, Marine Corps veteran Earl Parks strummed the strings of an electric guitar. He was playing in a duet with Jean Newton the executive director of The Music Conservancy of Westchester, where Parks gets his music therapy.

  • Veterans’ invisible wounds discussed at conference, The Chadron Record — 11/21/2013

    Military veterans, mental health professionals, representatives of various government and private agencies came together to discuss and learn more about the many facets of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at a professional conference hosted on the Chadron State College campus Nov. 13.

  • Art Therapy Helps PTSD Sufferers, — 11/21/2013

    The River Community Wellness Program at River Hospital helps soldiers work through their emotions and art therapy is one of the methods.

  • Wife helps local families with PTSD sufferers, — 11/20/13

    Post-traumatic stress disorder cripples many service members, including some of the thousands in Hampton Roads. A local veteran's wife took it upon herself to help families in the area who live with PTSD-affected loved ones.

  • Dogs ease veterans' trauma at Palo Alto VA center, San Jose Mercury News — 11/20/13

    Some of man's best friends are playing an innovative role in the VA Palo Alto Men's Trauma Recovery Program as four-legged therapy for veterans finding their way through the darkness of post-traumatic stress disorder, thanks to Paws for Purple Hearts.

  • Veterans Train Their Dogs to Help Them with PTSD, witf — 11/19/2013

    There are a number of organizations which help provide service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Student veterans gain a home on campus, The Sunflower — 11/19/2013

    What was once an “under-utilized” student lounge in Lindquist Hall is now a place student veterans at Wichita State can call home.


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