Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in the News

  • Dog helps Purple Heart war veteran ‘feel human again’, Times Dispatch — 01/07/2014

    Gunner helps Pearce avoid obstacles while walking, awaken from nightmares (common among many with PTSD) and quickly exit crowded buildings when experiencing wartime flashbacks.

  • PTSD May Bring Role-Reversal Effect for Family Caregivers, DodLive — 01/07/2014

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member’s return from combat.

  • Vet Center to offer sessions for partners of veterans, The Herald-Dispatch — 01/06/2014

    The Huntington Vet Center is starting another group for partners of veterans the second week in January. Topics covered include an overview of PTSD and treatment options, the impact of living with PTSD on partners, self-care and boundaries, stress awareness and management, communication that works with anger issues, memory and attention challenges, physical connection and intimacy, and understanding and accessing community and VA resources.

  • Equine therapy reins in veterans' fears, trauma in Warren County, Lehigh Valley Live — 01/06/2014

    The nonprofit Spring Reins of Life uses Straw and three other horses to provide equine therapy at a farm off Whites Road in Franklin Township, Warren County.

  • Help offered for combat illnesses, Observer Tribune — 01/03/2014

    A new support group has formed for veterans recovering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental or behavioral health effects of serving in combat.

  • VA web site for families of veterans with PTSD, — 01/03/2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has set up a web site specifically for the families of veterans who have PTSD.

  • War vets, some with PTSD, finding peace in picking up a guitar, CBS News — 01/02/2014

    Every Monday night, a group of friends in St. Louis pick up their guitars and play -- in an auditorium, in hallways, and even in a bowling alley.

  • ‘We Care’ Suicide Prevention Campaign Supports Reservists, Military Press — 01/02/2014

    "We Care" is designed to smash communication barriers in order to help Soldiers, their families, and Army civilians cope with stress, depression, and family struggles.

  • What yoga can do for you, health24 — 12/31/2013

    Roy said she uses many of the principles of yoga, especially the breathing aspects, to help children sleep, reduce anxiety, help with post-traumatic stress disorder, for asthma, autism and as support and pain management during procedures.

  • Paws for Purple Hearts, — 12/31/2013

    Some of man's best friends are playing an innovative role in the VA Palo Alto Men's Trauma Recovery Program as four-legged therapy for veterans finding their way through the darkness of post-traumatic stress disorder, thanks to Paws for Purple Hearts.

  • Music therapy program helps veterans with PTSD, ABC News — 12/30/13

    Mathes, 54, came to the Hampton VA Medical Center in August carrying a lot of baggage from his 21 years in the Army.

  • Blue Star Moms Houston Area Chapter continues to support the troops, Atascocita Observer — 12/30/13

    As another year comes and goes, the Blue Star Moms Houston Area Chapter’s dedication to troops serving overseas is unwavering.

  • Program uses guitar lessons to treat vets for PTSD, Anchorage Daily News — 12/27/13

    Mathes is one of more than 2,000 veterans who have completed a unique music therapy program designed for those who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of emotional distress.

  • Defeating combat stress, DVIDS — 12/27/13

    Fighting a war can be stressful no matter what job you do in the military. The Combat Stress Control Center is one ally established throughout Iraq that works to fight stress -- or at least teach individuals how to manage it.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder clinic for veterans to open in Middletown, recordonline — 12/26/2013

    A clinic to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder will open in January in Middletown.


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