Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Benfold Sailors Shed Light on Suicide Awareness, Navy Newstand — 9/30/13

    Sailors on USS Benfold (DDG 65) honored nationally recognized Suicide Prevention Awareness Month by launching an information campaign to educate sailors about suicide prevention Sept. 18.

  • Real Warriors campaign raises awareness for troops, WPMT-TV — 9/27/2013

    When our service members return home from duty, they are anxious to reunite with family and friends and to get back to everyday life.

  • Seeking support for PTSD, KARE-TV — 9/27/2013

    Organizers of a new public awareness initiative are hoping to encourage U.S. service members, veterans and military families to seek help in coping with psychological health concerns.

  • Veterans display gratitude for PTSD treatment, Chiropractic Economics — 9/26/2013

    National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) has offered more than 3,600 free acupuncture treatment sessions for combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • AFMC promotes Depression Awareness Month, Edwards Air Force Base — 9/26/2013

    During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Depression Awareness. Depression is a common and treatable condition that, if left unrecognized, can lead to behavioral health issues and possibly suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

  • Augusta, Ga. Warrior Project chosen to lead national initiative, Stars and Stripes — 9/25/2013

    In the most significant sign yet that its model is among the country’s elite, the Augusta Warrior Project has been selected to take the program it developed locally and expand it into a national movement that will help hundreds of thousands of veterans transition into civilian life, the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday.

  • Suicide Prevention: Reaching Out is a Sign of Strength, PR Newswire — 9/25/2013

    As the nation continues its drawdown of combat forces deployed to Afghanistan, warriors are coping with challenges associated with deployment and transitions.

  • Combat Arts program provides creative therapy to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, DVIDS — 9/24/2013

    The paintings and sculptures hanging in the Southwestern University art gallery this month evoke immediate and powerful emotions from visitors – awe, anger, horror, sadness – even though the artists who created them would never have seen themselves picking up a paint brush, until now.

  • Returning Home Through The Eyes of Our Troops And Their Families, Huffington Post — 9/24/2013

    Warzone stress leaves its impact on everyone in the family. We are seeing that not only are the troops affected by this stress, but also their families.

  • Kayak fishing serves as rehab for veterans, nbc40.net — 9/23/2013

    When United States veterans come home from combat, some must go through years of rehabilitation and therapy for different injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • How To S.A.V.E. a Life, DC Military Family Life — 9/23/2013

    As I learned during a recent Real Warriors Campaign roundtable in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, removing the negative stigma of seeking help remains a key ingredient in prevention efforts.

  • Peer Support Key to Healing Wounds of War, DoD Live — 9/20/2013

    Army Maj. Kevin Polosky, Iraq and Afghanistan vet and husband and primary caregiver to his Army veteran wife, agrees that a kindred spirit is sometimes the best medicine, especially for active duty troops who aren’t comfortable with the idea of formal counseling.

  • Army Major Who Overcame Injury, Suicidal Thoughts Shares Advice, Military Health System — 9/20/2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Ed Pulido lost his left leg in a roadside bomb on the way to Kirkuk, Iraq, in August of 2004. It took years for him to realize that he was not only suffering from the physical scars of war, but also the mental wounds.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Engaged leaders have impact, but efforts must continue, Fort Hood Sentinel — 9/19/2013

    As leaders come up through the ranks, one of the first things that we learn is that taking care of Soldiers is one of our primary responsibilities.

  • Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7, Fort Hood Sentinel — 9/19/2013

    Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day, and that message was emphasized at the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

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