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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Experts helping children with parents deployed, The Bellingham Herald — 06/25/2012
Kids can build an imaginary world inside Raquel Shoch's office at an elementary school on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Fort Belvoir gets new center to combat complex psychological health issues , Fort Hood Sentinel — 06/22/2012
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital broke ground on the first satellite center of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence June 13.
DOD, VA Partner to Help Prevent Suicide, Defense.gov — 06/21/2012
On the first day of the June 20-22 Annual DOD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki -- a retired Army general, former Army chief of staff and a combat-wounded Vietnam veteran -- took the stage to a standing ovation from hundreds of mental health professionals, clinicians and military leaders.
VA boosts mental health care in Middle Tennessee, The Tennessean — 06/20/2012
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki often reminds us: As the tide of war recedes, we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to anticipate the needs of returning veterans.
Update Your Facebook Status to Join Us in Supporting PTSD Resilience, Military Officers Association of America — 06/19/2012
Knowing the facts about PTSD or other invisible wounds can help warriors and families find support and successfully cope with psychological health concerns. Do you have a friend or loved one who would find Real Warriors Campaign resources useful? Help us share the message that reaching out for psychological health care is a sign of strength that benefits warriors, their families and the entire military community by posting a message on your Facebook page.
Financial Planning Tips Before You Deploy, Military News Blog — 06/19/2012
Before you deploy, you'll want to set time aside to coordinate your financial obligations and plan your financial readiness. It may seem overwhelming, but the Real Warriors Campaign's latest article, "Preparing Your Finances Before Deployment," provides practical money management tips to help you organize your funds before you leave and maintain financial readiness while you're away.
Helping Military Families Prepare for Reunions, Texas MOAA — 06/18/2012
The homecoming of a service member can be very exciting, but it is also a significant transition that affects the entire family — especially children. Fortunately, military families don’t have to face this transition alone.
DoD conference to address military suicides, Military Times — 06/18/2012
A conference scheduled for next week in Washington on suicide among U.S. military personnel and veterans has taken on new importance in light of reports showing active duty suicides to date are outpacing last year’s numbers.
DoD orders review of mental health diagnoses, Military Times — 06/14/2012
The Defense Department plans to review all military mental health cases dating to 2001 to ensure troops were not denied appropriate diagnoses or service-related benefits, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.
Hiring event goes virtual to reach more veterans, Army.mil — 06/12/2012
It won't be a job fair in Detroit, June 25-29, but rather, a "hiring event." The difference is that Soldiers who attend the Veterans Affairs-sponsored event won't just be dropping off their resumes with company reps in hopes of receiving a call back. Soldiers can actually attend the event, get interviewed and perhaps, get hired.
Tampa VA to open new mental health clinic, Tampa Bay Times — 06/13/2012
James A. Haley VA Medical Center plans to open a new, larger mental health clinic by the summer of 2013 to cope with a rising number of area veterans seeking care, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday.
Military Suicide Rates Nearly One a Day in 2012, Off the Base — 06/12/2012
The Real Warriors campaign offers help to active-duty, Reserves and National Guard. You can call a trained health resource consultant to talk, listen and provide guidance and resources.
Heroes and Healthy Families; conference addresses issues affecting Marines and their families, DVIDS — 06/12/2012
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark A. Graham, an activist for mental health and suicide prevention, was one of the keynote speakers at the Heroes and Healthy Families Conference held aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, June 6 through 7.
June is PTSD Awareness Month, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) — 06/12/2012
This month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is observing PTSD Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the National Center for PTSD is providing tools and resources to raise awareness about PTSD and other invisible wounds, highlight the importance of seeking care for psychological health concerns and promote resources available to support warriors and their families coping with PTSD.
Female vets feeling better about VA care, Raleigh News & Observer — 06/11/2012
Women make up 14 percent of the active-duty military and 8 percent of the U.S. veteran population. Though they're less likely than men to have seen combat, they have similar rates of PTSD and other mental health issues in addition to their other heathcare needs. VA hospitals, where women once had to share rooms with male veterans, are trying now to take better care of women vets.