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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Equine-Assisted Therapy Heals Invisible Wounds, DCMilitary.com — 12/12/14
For a growing number of veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war, equine-assisted therapy has become a viable option.
Dickerson receives PGA award for work with veterans, Iowa City Press-Citizen — 12/11/14
While golf is a hobby for some and a profession for others, a group of military veterans in the Iowa City area is using the sport as therapy to help them reintegrate back into civilian life.
Raising money for family of late Manitowoc Marine, FOX11 — 12/11/14
After a former Marine took his own life, his family is asking the community for some help. The family is also hoping to raise awareness about mental health issues facing members of the military.
Honoring Their Service: It Takes a Community, The Huffington Post — 12/10/14
The Washington, D.C. event - kicked off by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and closed by Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia from the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - was organized to explore comprehensive community-based approaches for helping veterans and their families.
Combat veteran shares recovery success story with Okinawa Marines, DVIDS — 12/10/14
Lt. Col. Justin Constantine was wounded in Iraq in 2006. After a drastic recovery from PTSD, survivor’s guilt, and traumatic brain injury he now shares his story to people across the world.
Surviving suicide through a kindred love of photography, DVIDS — 12/09/14
Angela Powell-Woulfe, a military suicide survivor whose father ended his life in 2004, has used their shared love of photography to cope with the sudden loss of her father, which she continues to struggle with on a daily basis.
D.C. conference to focus war wounds' impact on sex and intimacy, Air Force Times — 12/09/14
A two-day conference in Washington, D.C., this week will tackle an often overlooked result of combat injuries: the impact war wounds can have on fertility, sex and relationships.
Getting the word out about Verlander's "Wins for Warriors", Richmond Times-Dispatch — 12/08/14
Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers pitcher who grew up in Goochland County, committed $1 million in August 2013 to launch Wins for Warriors, an organization aimed at providing mental health support for post-9/11 veterans and their families in three places that mean the world to him: the Richmond area, Detroit and Norfolk, where he attended Old Dominion University.
Warriors For Freedom Foundation helps former soldiers get back to enjoying outdoors activities, The Oklahoman — 12/08/14
Organizations like the Warriors for Freedom Foundation try to make military servicemen and women’s return to civilian life as normal as possible, including getting them involved in activities they once enjoyed like hunting and fishing.
Service Dog Wagging Its Tail after Online Funds Help Vet Cover Surgery, Military.com — 12/05/14
When former Sgt. William Cole returned home from four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he couldn't sleep without having nightmares. He had trouble going out into large crowds of people, and eventually didn't want to leave his house at all. He credits Hank, his 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, with saving his life.
SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall, DVIDS — 12/05/14
Fourteenth Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III hosted a long anticipated enlisted town hall with the forces of Fort Bragg. Throughout the interactive session, Chandler called upon several Soldiers to contribute to the discussion and assist him in driving home the message that Soldiers are professionals who must look out for one another.
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Song of a Soldier, WWAY — 12/04/14
A local band wrote a song about a soldier who lives [with PTSD]. The song was born the day musician David Fair met now retired Lieutenant Colonel Cody Roberson while on tour with a former band in Texas.
Resiliency in numbers, Hanscom Air Force Base — 12/04/14
The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury's Tips to Boost Resilience in service members Web page, suggests that people who receive support from a group have a better a chance of conquering bad health and may increase their sense of well-being.
Vets find their way home through Team RWB, Cleveland.com — 12/03/14
Veterans facing challenges in the transition from a military to civilian environment have found a new outfit to join -- Team RWB (red, white and blue).
Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness, U.S. Air Force — 12/03/14
Recognizing you need help, and seeking that help, only builds resilience and strengthens your character.