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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Valley business stepping up to help local veterans, wfmj.com — 08/05/2014
In true Valley fashion, a local businessman is stepping up to help local veterans as they make their transition into a normal routine after serving their country.
'On a wing and a prayer,' Three Hots and A Cot opens new veterans' housing, Al.com — 08/05/2014
Three Hots and A Cot founder, J.D. Simpson, knows what it takes to make a difference for veterans in Birmingham: Volunteers, donations and a whole lot of prayer.
Program matches rescued dogs with disabled vets, The Ledger-Enquirer — 08/04/2014
Area veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and other illnesses, may soon get help from a rescued dog from the local animal shelter.
Climbing group helps injured vets reach new heights—all 13,770 feet, Stars and Stripes — 08/04/2014
The climb to the Grand Teton Peak was organized by Paradox Sports, an adaptive-focus organization that provides backpacking, mountaineering, river rafting and rock climbing trips with the intention of empowering disabled veterans to help them reintegrate into civilian life.
Psychology faculty Adam Brown and Kim Ferguson to study effects of deployment on military families’ lives, Sarah Lawrence College — 08/01/2014
A new study to be conducted by faculty psychologists aims to examine whether families that know more about the events that took place in each other’s lives during deployment will exhibit better psychological and behavioral wellbeing.
Helping Injured Combat Vets Through Music Therapy, Breitbart.com — 08/01/2014
Rob Mitchell is the founder of Full Battle Rattle, a non-profit organization that provides music therapy for our brave veterans.
Los Angeles Depression Treatment from Bridges to Recovery, PRWeb — 07/31/2014
Bridges to Recovery, the leaders in residential treatment for depression in Los Angeles, is honored to announce their new depression treatment programs that combine the latest in depression treatment research with a comfortable residential environment that is a healthy and effective alternative to traditional hospitals.
Positive impact to Army’s behavioral health changes, DVIDS — 07/31/2014
With today’s behavioral health system, there are many resources Soldiers are provided, such as leadership educated in understanding signs of behavioral issues, chaplains, military family life consultants, embedded behavior health clinics within each brigade, and first responders like Army medics, McDaniel said.
SAACA’s Creative Arts Therapy Program a big hit with veterans, explorernews.com — 07/30/2014
Initiated nine months ago, the Creative Arts Therapy Program launched with the goal of providing healing and quality of life support to veterans with cognitive or physical disabilities through the use of music, literary and visual arts, community integration, and performing arts.
The Camp That Offers Battlefield Warriors a New Way to Heal, NationSwell — 07/30/2014
Warrior Camp uses alternative treatments like yoga and equine therapy to help veterans readjust to daily life.
Marine combat veteran paddles the Mississippi River, raises awareness for post-traumatic stress, Marines — 07/29/2014
Former Marine Cpl. Joshua Ploetz, a combat veteran, began paddling his approximate 2,575-mile journey down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico from Lake Itasca, May 19, to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress for veterans currently caught in their own internal war.
Returning Home: Service Members, Families Discuss Reintegration Experiences, DCoE — 07/29/2014
Real Warriors Campaign recently released a video, “Real Warriors and Reintegration,” that captures some of those challenges. Listen to service members and family members talk about their reintegration experiences and the importance of reaching out for support.
Helping fellow veterans transition into college, fairborndailyherald.com — 07/28/2014
The mentoring program, called the Battle Buddy Program, is designed to help veterans transition to college life and introduce them to the veteran community on campus.
Aid to Veterans: Livermore Couple Starts Coast to Coast Bike Ride, The Independent — 07/28/2014
With some 4,300 miles of mountains, deserts, narrow roads and variable weather ahead of them, Tom and Rose Ramos are part of a national effort to raise funds for wounded military veterans through CAUSE, Comfort For America’s Uniformed Services.
Local gallery provides art therapy for veterans, WCYB.com — 07/25/2014
Art therapy has become a way that veterans can deal with those problems, and now thanks to a local art gallery, veterans in the Tri-Cities have a place they can express themselves through art.