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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
Mental health facility in Va. opens new wing specifically for military members, Stars and Stripes — 2/11/2013
Military leaders and mental health care professionals came together Friday at Poplar Springs Hospital for the ribbon cutting on a new 32-bed expansion specifically for members of the armed forces.
Free Mobile App Offers Tools to Enhance PTSD Treatment, U.S. Medicine — 2/11/2013
For servicemembers and veterans suffering from PTSD, support is as close as their smartphone.
PTSD: What it is, who it affects, how to get help, Stars and Stripes — 2/8/2013
PTSD is an intense physical and emotional response to memories of a traumatic event.
A KID REACHES OUT, Soldier of Fortune — 2/8/2013
A seven-year-old child has reached out to aid Soldiers and veterans suffering from PTSD or considering suicide – and his efforts have drawn praise from the Army’s Surgeon General.
Mobile application to provide biofeedback for mental health released after studies on suicide rates released, Military & Aerospace — 2/7/2013
Skyler Frink discusses two new studies on suicide rates and the Department of Defense's new mobile app designed to monitor mental health in this week's Military & Aerospace Electronics Report.
Soldiers focus on mental readiness, DVIDS — 2/7/2013
In a battle to fight depression and post-traumatic stress, 17th Fires Brigade conducted Soldiers’ Resiliency Training and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Jan. 10 to 17.
U.S. Army to build soldier "resilience" to fight suicides, violence, Reuters — 2/6/2013
The U.S. Army, grappling with a spike in military suicides, plans to take steps to improve soldiers' resilience to mental health problems to combat such deaths as well as depression, substance abuse, and violent behavior, Army Secretary John McHugh said on Monday.
5 Things Every Veteran Should Know About PTSD, HealthNewsDigest.com — 2/6/2013
PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur after someone has gone through a traumatic event, such as a war; this makes it common among veterans.
Army Reserves unit turns to stress management, Stars and Stripes — 2/5/2013
Soldiers rarely admit to suffering from stress, even though it can affect health, performance, attitude and even one's ability to survive in places that are thick with it.
Connecting veterans with support: Next Level Veterans Outreach Campus holds first forum, The Herald Sun — 2/5/2013
Next Level Veterans Outreach is a nonprofit treatment center for post-traumatic stress disorder and provides peer support as well as connecting veterans with employment and education assistance.
OEF Crisis Hotline, DoD Live — 2/4/2013
"The crisis hotline is very, very important to our men and women who are out here in harm’s way everyday that need help and want to call somebody to help them,” said ISAF senior enlisted leader Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, CBS — 2/4/2013
Debilitating mood swings, depression and anxiety are just a fraction of what our brave servicemen and women are fighting to overcome, fortunately there is help.
Sailors offer healing trips to wounded military veterans, Mercury News — 2/1/2013
Board a sailing vessel and leave the land behind, even for a short time, and it will change you.
Support for veterans is very important, Northern Star — 2/1/2013
The military and VA try to provide servicemen/women with free counseling for themselves or their families, and there are religious leaders available to talk, as well as civilian support groups to help men and women.
Finding new treatments for PTSD, krqe.com — 1/31/2013
Post traumatic stress disorder, it's one of the most detrimental ailments affecting many soldiers returning from serving their country in war.