Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Soldier Show delivers with strong messages, Fort Hood Sentinel — 10/02/2014

    The [Soldier] show lets those who are not military get a little glimpse of what our lives entail and opens them up to the daily struggles of Soldiers and their Families. [It] also helps Families see that they are not the only ones going through the struggles of being a military Family.

  • Arizona Guard culminates Suicide Prevention Month with Ruck for Life march , DVIDS — 10/02/2014

    Over 200 members of Arizona’s Army and Air National Guard participated in Ruck for Life – an event highlighting suicide prevention – at Papago Park Military Reservation here Sept. 30.

  • A love story: healing the wounded warrior, DVIDS — 10/01/2014

    The PTSD manifested in [Capt. Mitch Kieffer]'s life months after the TBI and added a new challenge to [his newly formed] relationship.

  • Active listening can save a life, DVIDS — 10/01/2014

    After attending Ask Care Escort Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) training, approximately 20 Soldiers from the ranks of Sergeant to Sergeant Maj., all assigned to Kelley Hill, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division would soon find out how to help Soldiers deal with stress and prevent suicide.

  • Program employs horses to treat PTSD, Elburn Herald — 09/30/2014

    Modeled on the equine assisted psychotherapy philosophies developed by Greg Kersten, the program [Boots and Hooves] is one of hundreds worldwide that honors and integrates natural horse and herd behavior for the treatment of stress and PTSD.

  • Drone operators face the stress of war too, Capitol Hill Blue — 09/30/2014

    While drone operators are not physically in harm’s way, growing research is finding they too can suffer some of the emotional strains of war that ground forces face.

  • Army retired vice chief talks suicide at JBLM , DVIDS — 09/29/2014

    The 32nd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, retired Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, leads a discussion about suicide, post-traumatic stress, and traumatic brain injury with senior leaders from across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 24.

  • Veterans transition to civilian life, work in steps, Houston Chronicle — 09/29/2014

    The transition from active service back to civilian life is different for everyone. The change can be difficult, confusing or simply overwhelming; however, there are vast resources at veterans' hands that help outline the steps needed to make a smooth and successful transition to civilian life.

  • Army Guard observes Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month , DVIDS — 09/26/2014

    Leaders like the acting director of the Army National Guard, Army Maj. Gen. Judd H. Lyons, agree that Service members need to continue to understand that asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Considerations for military members, DVIDS — 09/26/2014

    Military service presents unique experiences and stressors, but also provides unique resources that come to play in the discussion of suicide and suicide prevention.

  • Suicide Awareness Month ‘One Loss Is One Too Many’, DCMilitary.com — 09/25/2014

    The Navy launched a year-long engagement beginning this month with the theme ‘Every Sailor, Every Day.’

  • Awareness is key to prevention, Fort Hood Sentinel — 09/25/2014

    The key to mitigating that risk [of suicide], Sharon Sutton, Fort Hood's suicide prevention program manager, said, is awareness and changing the culture so individuals will intervene.

  • Screenings, response plans can prevent suicide, Army.Mil — 09/24/2014

    "So having a formalized way of assessing everybody who comes into primary care is a recommendation of the Clinical Practice Guideline," Col. Brett Schneider, director of behavioral health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, said, "but again, there is not one tool that had enough evidence to recommend it as the tool we should be using in the DOD."

  • Doc’s Advice for Those With PTSD: Stay in Treatment, MilitarySpot.com — 09/24/2014

    The most effective way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder is to stay in treatment and, if possible, attend therapy with a friend or loved one, said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Gary Wynn.

  • Campaign Seeks to Tackle Suicide Issue, WTWO — 09/23/2014

    The real warriors campaign seeks to provide combat veterans with resources and support.

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