Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Being Outdoors Boosts Mental Well-Being For Veterans, Study Finds, Huffington Post — 7/31/2013

    Researchers from the University of Michigan found that participation in outdoor group recreation is associated with higher psychological well-being among veterans -- and for some study participants, the results were long-lasting.

  • An Idaho Army veteran helps others combat PTSD, NBC Latino — 7/30/2013

    An Idaho Army veteran has created an organization, Warrior Pointe, to help veteran’s battle issues after leaving the military.

  • Medal of Honor recipient hopes to challenge stigma of post-traumatic stress, Stars and Stripes — 7/30/2013

    Before he got word he will receive the Medal of Honor for his heroics in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter planned to tackle a new assignment at the Warrior Transition Battalion, where he would help injured and ill soldiers cope with the kind of emotional trauma he experienced after the battle at Combat Outpost Keating.

  • Preventing military suicides with civilian help, USA Today — 7/29/2013

    As the number of veterans committing suicide has climbed to an alarming rate, a civilian-run treatment center has now become a model for treating PTSD and other causes of military suicides.

  • Army officials learn therapy methods in Napa, Kansas City Star — 7/29/2013

    Tucked away in Northern California wine country, a small mental health organization has found success working with struggling U.S. service members, reducing suicide rates with unconventional treatment methods that include backrubs and cookouts.

  • Vietnam Vets With PTSD More Than Twice as Likely to Have Heart Disease, Science Daily — 07/26/2013

    Male twin Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were more than twice as likely as those without PTSD to develop heart disease during a 13-year period, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.

  • Nature Activities Improve Veterans' Mental Health By Recreating Positive Aspects of Military Service, Medical Daily — 07/26/2013

    While therapies that forced veterans to relive experiences have been shown to help some get over their stress, one grassroots environmental organization is taking an alternative route by providing nature activities to veterans, and it's improving their mental health.

  • Behavioral health program for military personnel expands, Philadelphia Business Journal — 7/25/2013

    The unit at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, N.J., is providing care for the treatment of conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Colo panel offers steps to reduce veteran suicides, News & Observer — 7/25/2013

    Vietnam War veteran Wayne Telford wants to reduce the risks for military veterans who may be prone to suicide.

  • Social/support group for veterans going on 10 years at Eppson Center, Laramie Boomerang — 7/24/2013

    Bill Montgomery went to the Veterans’ Coffee group seeking advice. “I actually came because I was trying to find out how to file for my veterans benefits, because I need them,” the Navy veteran said. He found his benefits, and something more.

  • UBH Denton Talks on Progress of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), WatchListNews — 7/24/2013

    University Behavioral Health Denton, or UBH Denton celebrates an article posted on June 25, 2013 in Time outlining the events of National PTSD Awareness Day and the sufferers and mental health leaders that spoke out.

  • Veterans take to the water in new Central Pa. 'Heroes' program, ydr.com — 7/23/2013

    Goebel was one of a handful of military service veterans who turned out for a kayak fishing event Sunday at the lake in Springfield Township, the first event by the recently formed Central Pennsylvania chapter of Heroes on the Water.

  • Iraq War vet finds therapy in art, U-T San Diego — 7/23/2013

    Thomas Dang endured ferocious firefights and lost many friends during two combat tours in Iraq, but the Marine Corps reservist said one of his most difficult experiences was transitioning back to civilian life after his first tour in 2005.

  • Army vet talks about PTSD struggle, News8000.com — 7/22/2013

    Jacob George did three tours in Afghanistan and is using his own experiences to educate the public on post traumatic stress disorder in the military.

  • Combat veterans escape with martial arts, Miami Herald — 7/22/2013

    At a time of rising public awareness about mental-health issues in the military, nonconventional forms of treating trauma, including combat sports, are gaining more attention, said retired Col. Elspeth Ritchie, the chief clinical officer at the District of Columbia's Department of Mental Health.

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