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Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News
EXCHANGE: Operation Horses and Heroes helping veterans, BND.com — 04/29/2015
Operation Horses and Heroes is a nonprofit that looks to use horses as a tool to help veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries and learn coping techniques.
Does an orange cone bother you? Why it bothers this veteran, Delaware Online — 04/29/2015
Ever since Sgt. Kevin Crowell's service overseas, he's been trying to deal with PTSD. To cope, he went to K9s for Warriors, a non-profit on our First Coast, and was paired with a certified service dog.
Groups push for 2nd Veterans Build home, Post Tribune — 04/28/2015
Habitat for Humanity and veterans action council officials held the second Veterans Build breakfast, where speakers told of the need for both monetary donations and for veterans to apply for the second house to be built under the program. Danna Carter, the first program recipient, served in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm and also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Former Iraq engineer active in veterans' causes, Stars and Stripes — 04/28/2015
Army Sgt. Joshua Dumont came home with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, two lingering conditions veterans of contemporary combat often deal with. His PTSD mainly comes out as anxiety.
New ranch looks to help veterans heal Oklahoma by farming, The Sacramento Bee — 04/27/2015
The BWD Ranch is designed to allow veterans, including those with PTSD, opportunities to farm various vegetables, work with animals and even construct greenhouses or work on standing structures like a barn or cabin.
Combat Vets Paddle Against PTSD, Military.com — 04/27/2015
Twenty-two combat vets are paddling through the South Carolina wilderness on a rugged 175 mile course from Columbia to Charleston to generate more awareness and support for vets who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Meet the real "Orion" -- a rescue almost euthanized, The Tennessean — 04/24/2015
Operation Orion helps the local non-profit, K9s for Warriors. The group spends months custom training service dogs, mostly rescues, and then gives the dogs to veterans diagnosed with PTSD.
Creative resilience, Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System — 04/24/2015
The "I Was There" Films workshop is an initiative of the Patton Veteran's Project that offers veterans the chance to share and express, through film, what could not be expressed verbally. In the beginning, the focus was primarily on veterans in the Warrior Transition Battalions who suffered from post traumatic stress or had traumatic brain injuries, however the participation has evolved to include anyone soldier that has difficulty with stresses that may be compounded by Army life.
Anonymous grant helping vets finish school, Delaware Online — 04/23/2015
A scholarship program for veterans at Cincinnati's Union Institute is geared toward adult learners. Classes help veterans, including those with PTSD, make the transition to being a civilian.
Veterans set to tackle surf in Santa Cruz, Stars and Stripes — 04/23/2015
This week, 33 American and British veterans will get in the water with Operation Surf. Nearly all the veterans are amputees, and many suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and depression. The six-day program is about bonding, opening up and trying to embrace life.
PTSD gathering serves as step toward healing, community, The Courier-Journal — 04/22/2015
The Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center quarterly PTSD gathering serves as a therapeutic activity as veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder typically don't like crowds. This is an opportunity for them to try with other veterans and then broaden that experience to the community around them.
Locals create nonprofit to combat suicidal veterans, Delaware Online — 04/22/2015
In an effort to connect veterans to services and combat the issue [PTSD and suicide], a local group of veterans have created a nonprofit organization they are calling 22Everyday Task Force.
Dogs rescued, trained to be service dogs for veterans, Pittsburgh's Action News 4 — 04/21/2015
Canine Angels Service Dogs rescues dogs from shelters who are set to be euthanized and trains them to become service dogs. The service dogs help veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or have traumatic brain injuries.
Duluth group's walks help veterans connect, Pioneer Press — 04/21/2015
Team Red, White, and Blue connects veterans, including those with PTSD, to the community through physical activity and events.
Yoga catching on as therapy for veterans' PTSD, Pioneer Press — 04/20/2015
Yoga is being increasingly embraced by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the military looking to offer veterans alternative treatments for pain.