Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Study suggests meditation may help prevent PTSD, The Boston Globe — 12/3/2012

    The first-of-its-kind training is part of a long-term study to determine whether regular brief periods of silent, peaceful consciousness can improve troops’ performance.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness important addition to Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, DVIDS — 12/3/2012

    In an attempt to help soldiers, families and civilian employees deal with sustained operations, and everyday stressors, the 81st Regional Support Command implemented the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness training into the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Nov. 17-18 in Orlando, Fla., at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

  • PTSD: The Lasting Cloud Of Combat, Countywide & Sun — 11/30/2012

    Conley, who now lives in Pink, wasn’t physically injured “beyond the normal wear and tear of being in the military” during his time of service but he did leave the Army with a multitude of scars.

  • Ground broken on retreat for wounded veterans, Tulsa World — 11/30/2012

    Founded by Maj. Dan Rooney, a former fighter pilot with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, the nonprofit Folds of Honor is dedicated to helping spouses and dependents of dead or disabled veterans.

  • Battaglia Discusses Resilience Program at Air Force Event, DoD — 11/29/2012

    The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed his approach to health, mission and morale during the Air Force Reserve Wingman Day here yesterday.

  • Through Meditation, Veterans Relearn Compassion, VPR News — 11/29/2012

    When Brojas came back from Iraq in 2003 to his home in Greenfield, Calif., he reunited with his wife and met his newborn daughter for the first time.

  • Military medicine goes mobile, DVIDS — 11/28/2012

    New technology is making it possible to manage various illnesses from the privacy and ease of an Apple or Droid-based mobile device.

  • The reality of coping with the holiday season and PTSD, Kern Valley Sun — 11/28/2012

    For those with PTSD, the holiday season often brings feelings of loneliness, anger, frustration and isolation.

  • Military OneSource Connects Troops, Families to Resources, DoD — 11/27/2012

    As the Information Age continues to shape modern communication, the Defense Department has revitalized and consolidated the Military OneSource website to better serve military members and their families, a Pentagon official said in a recent interview.

  • The canine cure: Thanks to service dog, Vietnam veteran overcomes PTSD, pnj.com — 11/27/2012

    Only a year ago, Ray Galmiche’s post-traumatic stress disorder kept him holed up in his Navarre home most of the time. Then he met a German shepherd named Dazzle.

  • Community helping veterans readjust to home, Stars and Stripes — 11/26/2012

    Veterans Challenge represents a group of local volunteers who seek to help military veterans of all ages and experience receive the help they need.

  • Strumming the pain, songwriters play vets' stories, Stars and Stripes — 11/26/2012

    Army veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder teamed up with musicians during a Texas retreat to recount their war stories, have them documented through music -- and maybe find healing in the process, NPR reports.

  • Fort Drum area agencies readying for launch of peer support program for veterans with PTSD, Stars and Stripes — 11/21/2012

    A local peer support program for veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder is weeks away from starting, as Jefferson County officials arrange the details for its launch.

  • Military vets get job hunt help from Red Cross, SunSentinel — 11/21/2012

    Under the Transition and Reintegration program, funded by a $300,000 grant from AutoNation of Fort Lauderdale, veterans are offered a package of aid that can include job and personal counseling, financial assistance and help with housing.

  • Soldier with PTSD relays story to students, The Review — 11/20/2012

    On Tuesday night Adams, 29, spoke at Voice for Veterans hosted by Delaware by Active Minds, a national student-organization dedicated to removing the stigmas associated with mental illnesses.

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